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Coral #Build Your Bet Mobile Feature

You can take some great control of your wagers at online betting site Coral through their mobile app, by using their Build Your Bet feature. This is simply where you create a bet with Coral to your own liking through their mobile services. So if you are looking at a football match and are thinking to yourself, “I have the winning match and player stats bet” for the game then you ask the bookmaker for odds on it. Sometimes the standard fare of bets that can be found inside of a sportsbook just isn’t quite right for what you want to pull off with a bet. With the Coral Build Your Bet feature you can simply piece together your own parts of the puzzle from match outcome to who scores first and how many assists a certain player will make in the game for example.

Going beyond match betting

So this is just going beyond match betting because you are pulling in stats as well to enhance the bet in your favour, in terms of potential outcome. You can look at anything from simple match options such as Manchester City to win, Sergio Aguero to score two goals to more complicated bet builders such as Barcelona to win, Luis Suarez to have one shot on target, Lionel Messi to score 3 goals and 7 corners in the match.

Your Bet, Your Way

So this is simply clicking around on your mobile and picking your options. Build Your Bet is available on all Premier League, Championship, Champions League, Scottish Premier League, La Liga and Serie A matches, on selected markets. See Coral for the full list of markets and definitions related to them in the Build Your Bet Feature. Shots Shots on Target Passes Tackles Assists Bookings Goals Match Corners Both teams to score You will get your price instantly on the screen there as your bet is created. If one of the players in your bet doesn't actually end playing then the entire bet will be voided, the same go in the even of the match being cancelled or postponed. You will also find that extra time is included in games, right up to penalty shootouts in tournament fixtures which aren’t included. So there are plenty of options and ideas that you can come up with on your mobile through the Coral Build Your Bet. Do remember as you are clicking and tinkering around with your options that prices can be subject to fluctuations.

WTA & ATP Weekly Tennis Betting Preview and Predictions – 26th February, 2018

Tennis Betting
ATP Dubai takes centre stage on the ATP Tour this weekend and there is a good chance to get on the side of the outright favourite who is Grigor Dimitrov at 11/4 odds with Coral* (betting odds taken at 7:48 p.m. on January 26th, 2018). The World Number four carries a W10 L3 match record into the tournament for 2018 as he goes in search of his first title this year. He has a bit of form though having gone to the quarters of the Australian Open and then to the final of Rotterdam where he lost out to Roger Federer. He has to have his first title this year in his sights here. His main challenger will be Lucas Pouille who went to the final of Marseille last weekend following up a title run in Montpellier so the Frenchman is carrying some great form with him at the moment. Whoever gets through the field this week, there will be a first-time winner at the event.

ATP Dubai Winner Odds*

Grigor Dimitrov 11/4, Lucas Pouille 13/2, Richard Gasquet 8/1, Roberto Bautista Agut 9/1, Karen Khachanov 15/2, 18/1 bar* (betting odds taken at 7:48 p.m. on January 26th, 2018) Acapulco has a pretty stacked field this week which is being headed up by Rafael Nadal. He was the runner-up last season at the tournament and this will be his first match back since the Australian Open. Nadal had to retire in the quarter finals of Melbourne through injury but has said that he is back fit and raring to go. He has an extra incentive too having just lost the World Number One spot to Roger Federer. Nadal is the 9/4 outright favourite at Coral* (betting odds taken at 7:48 p.m. on January 26th, 2018) but there are some stiff challenges coming in. The field is pretty stacked actually with Juan Martin del Potro, Alexander Zverev, Kevin Anderson and Dominic Thiem in there, as well as reigning champions Sam Querrey. So how to sort through that lot? The experienced Anderson is a little too short of a price to back, as is the 2016 Champion Dominic Thiem who hasn’t quite looked on top of his game for a while. So the field is narrowed a bit. Alexander Zverev should be a big threat and there is potentially epic semi-finals between himself and Del Potro coming down the line. Nadal has won this a couple of times before, but with question marks over his full fitness still he could be vulnerable at the end of the tournament and Alexander Zverev looks value to land the title.

Abierto Mexicano Telcel Open Winner Odds*

Rafael Nadal 9/4, Juan Martín del Potro 13/2, Alexander Zverev 6/1, Kevin ANderson 11/1, Dominic Thiem 11/1, Kei Nishikori 14/1, Sam Querrey 14/1, 20/1 bar* (betting odds taken at 7:48 p.m. on January 26th, 2018) It is a fairly quiet week on the WTA where only the Abierto Mexicano Telcel is going off. There are no players from the world’s top ten taking part in this one, but there is still an interesting draw which Sloane Stephens and Kristina Mladenovic really heads up. Aside from a run to the final of St Petersburg, Mladenovic really hasn’t shown up this season. Stephens has played only two matches this season and has lost them both. So it is really worth avoiding both of them. It is a wide open field, so we will side with the experience of Shuai Zhang who is in the same half of Stephens, but has beaten her already this season goes as a good 9/1 option at Coral* (betting odds taken at 7:48 p.m. on January 26th, 2018). But Belinda Bencic who is arguably the most talented player in the entire draw but has not played much at all this year could really be the biggest threat in the field. Belinda Bencic 11/2, Sloane Stephens 8/1, Shuai Zhang 9/1, Alize Cornet 12/1, Dair Gaviolva 12/1, Kristina Mladenovic 14/1, Monica Puig 14/1, Heather Watson 16/1, 20/1 bar* (betting odds taken at 7:48 p.m. on January 26th, 2018)

Bookmakers suspend Royal Baby Gender betting

Bookmaker News
On Monday, February 12th, 2018 Paddy Power had to suspend betting on the gender of the next royal baby. With Prince William and Kate expecting their third child, a flurry of bets came in early in the week the operator was forced to put a stop on the market. The activity that Paddy Power saw was from lunchtime on Monday and the market on the gender of the next Royal was suspended. The bookmaker has also slashed the odds on the child being named Mary from 12/1 to 3/1. Asked about the royal baby odds spokesman Paddy Power said: “We thought everyone was only talking about the Royal Wedding until someone came along with a right royal bet on Kate and Will's third child. “We’re convinced now that it’ll be a little girl, with Mary now four times more likely after today’s betting.”

Paddy Power Royal Baby Name Odds*

Mary 3/1, Alice 8/1, Victoria 10/1, Elizabeth 11/1* (betting odds taken Monday, January 12th, 2018 at 5.00 p.m.) Other bookmakers followed suit as well with Coral moving the name “Mary” into 4/1 from 20/1 while Betfair also slashed their odds on the name into 3/1 on Monday* (betting odds taken Monday, January 12th, 2018 at 5.00 p.m.). Coral's John Hill said: "There's something about Mary which has prompted a huge gamble in the name of the Kate and Will's third baby betting and after this surge of interest, it is now the new favourite ahead of Alice and Victoria.

Premier League Top Four Finish Odds and Predictions

Premier League Betting
Manchester City crushed Tottenham on the weekend to keep their immense winning streak in the top flight going. With a 4-1 win on the board against a side who many had suggested could give the Citizens a tough time, that challenge didn’t materialize as one against City showed their class and power to sustain their eleven point lead at the top of the table over rivals Manchester United. So with the Citizens sailing off into the distance and some bookmakers having already paid out on them winning the league title this season, it pretty much leaves a fascinating look at the Premier League top four betting with Coral. Manchester United are showing a lot of consistencies and strengths this season to easily lock in a top four. It would be a huge failure from this point if Mourinho’s men couldn't get the job finished, even though they made hard work of winning their last two games against Bournemouth and West Brom. Chelsea finished the weekend three points back of United in third after they edged out Southampton 1-0 at Stamford Bridge. The Blues have had their patchy moments this season but they have recovered well enough from them to suggest that they are going to be seriously challenging for a top four finish. They could be going out of Europe early too having drawn Barcelona in the round of sixteen in the Champions League, so that would help them on the domestic front in the long run and given them a compettiive edge over their others in the push for a Top Four Finish.

The Top Four Fight

So if those are counted as three of the four strong top four challengers, then it leaves a big fight between Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham to get that last top four place. Liverpool (4/6) have certainly found the goals easy enough to come by this season and they trounced Bournemouth on the weekend, but the question is, can they find the consistency? They are holding fourth, one point ahead of Arsenal (6/4) who won again on home soil, but their away from leaves a lot to be desired this season. Then there is Tottenham (13/8), the Premier League title bridesmaids for the last couple of seasons and things haven’t been going well for them. They have found themselves coming up short in their big games this season for the most part and now with the added interest in the Champions League, may struggle for a top four finish this season. But what of Burnley? The Clarets have had a tremendous season and are holding down sixth and they are a 66/1 shots to get a top four finish while they can be backed at 20/1 to land themselves a sixth place finish which would obviously mean one of the big six missing out.


With Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea looking the safest of the big guns to lock down a top four finish this season, who would be the last one to get into the Champions League next season? Our value would be on Liveprool who are 4/6 at Coral just because they generally turn up in their big games and compete and they have the scoring power in them to just get over the line in a tight battle. Tottenham are looking as if they need an injection of something new, while Arsenal can't seem to carry themselves on the road. Liverpool will have more good days than bad and get edge their competitors.

Coral Football Jackpot waiting to be won every week!

Remember the old style football pools coupons long before the advent of online betting cropped up? Whether you are one of those people who will remember them with nostalgia or not, the modern version of them can be found over at Coral with their Football Jackpot competition. Every weekend you can take a shot at winning the big pot! What you will be presented with on the Coral Football Jackpot page is simple a coupon with a list of upcoming football matches. Next to the listed match you will have the options of a Home Win, Draw or Away win. Simply select which outcome you think is going to happen on the listed games and sit back and wait for the results to roll in. You have to predict the outcome of the 15 matches on the coupon and the jackpot is always guaranteed to be at least £100,000. Just click the Home Win, Draw or Away Win on each game and select your stake which is a minimum of £1 per line and you can go right up to £20 per line in the Football Jackpot. You can increase your chances of potentially winning by adding more lines, basically selecting multiple options on a single game. For example, you do have the power to select a Home Win, Draw and Away Win on a single match, but that will increase your lines and as the stake is cultured per line then your stage is going to go up. The coupon is easy to use and you can click around and play with your options and there is a calculator at the bottom of it as well to help you out too.


If you correctly get all fifteen predictions in the Football Jackpot correct then you will win a share of the Jackpot Pool. There are also first and second consolation prizes as well. If you get fourteen of fifteen selections correct then you get a share of the consolation dividend and if you get 13 of the 15 right then you will get a share of the 2nd consolation dividend.

Terms & Conditions.

The unit stake and minimum bet is £1. Permutations are accepted from 25p units upwards and naturally, all bets have to be placed before the advertised “Pool Closure” time which is basically the time of the earliest kick off of the matches on the list. All matches will be settled on the official result after 90 minutes of play, including any ‘injury time'. Free bets cannot be used to place a stake on the Football Jackpot. See details directly at Coral website. T&C's Apply. Please gamble responsibly.

Coral 4+ Acca Boost – Get 10% Extra Winnings!

It is always good to have as many strings to your bow as possible and over at Coral you have the chance to boost your accumulator returns thanks to their 4+ Acca Boost offer. The promotion is pretty simple and therefore good to use and it will simply reward you with a bonus if you happen to be successful on a football accumulator which has at least four selections in them. Just place a winning accumulator of at least £2 on selected pre-match football markets and Coral will boost your winnings by 10%, paid as a free bet up to £100. Note that this is only applicable to select pre-match markets and those such markets are the Match Result (Win/Draw/Win), Both Teams To Score and the To Win & Both Teams To Score markets. So that is it, build your acca and keep your fingers crossed that lady luck is on your side. Terms and Conditions There is a minimum odds requirement of 1/10 per selection and the cumulative odds on the accumulator have to get to a minimum of 6/4. Offer applies to any Football match where prices are offered for the 90 mins Match Result market. This offer runs for the first settled winning accumulator settled each day, with a maximum of one bonus payout per day. The 10% bonus will be paid as a free bet up to a maximum value of £100 per winning accumulator. The bonus will be calculated off the winnings only and not the original stake placed on the bet. The minimum accumulator stake for the offer is £2 and free bets cannot be used to qualify for the offer. Straight accumulator bets only (of 4 selections or upwards). Permutation bets do not count. See details directly at Coral website. T&C's Apply. Please gamble responsibly.

Coral Offer 10% Boost on Winning 4+ Accas

Any time that you have the opportunity to snap up some potential extra returns from an accumulator it is worth doing, and online betting site Coral provide their customers with a 10% boost on accumulator wagers of four selections or bigger. This extra winnings offer allows you to pretty much just collect an extra bonus to celebrate on top of your regular winnings. It’s like receiving an extra prize for having done so well in landing a successful acca in the first place, which is something that just about every punter dreams of doing. All customers, new and existing can avail themselves of the Coral 4+ Acca Boost offer and it’s easy to partake in as well. The basic upshot is that you just need to place an accumulator of at least four selections and at a minimum of a £2 stake on selected pre-match football markets. In return, Coral will boost your winnings by 10%. The boosted winnings will be paid to you as a free bet and there is a cap of a £100 free bet per winning accumulator. Free bets from the offer will be valid for four days. The Coral 4+ Acca boost applies to straight line accumulators (perms don’t count) of 4+ selections on the following pre-match markets; Match Result (Win Draw Win), Both Teams To Score, To Win & Both Teams To Score. You can select from any match in the Coral sportsbook where prices are offered for the 90 mins Match Result. There has to be a minimum of 1/10 odds per selection on each selection in the bet and you must ensure that the cumulative odds of the wager are at least 6/4 (2.50). Hit all of those requirements and you are set. The acca boost from Coral will apply to only your FIRST settled qualifying bet each day. Accumulator bets placed with free bets are not eligible for this offer. If any selections are postponed/void then the bonus will still apply if the winning accumulator has 4 or more selections. This offer cannot be used in conjunction, or contribute to any other free bet offer or promotion. T&C’s Apply, 18+. Please Gamble Responsibly. See details directly at the Coral website.

Coral Player Bets – an exciting alternative for football betting

Bookmaker Coral run a service which allows you to get a little creative with your wagers. Instead of the usual fare of looking at the match result of a football match, you can test your powers of prediction by weighing up options of how certain players will perform in a match. This is through the Coral Player Bets feature which is only available on their mobile services. What you can do with Coral Player Bets is go and pick a player in a match and then place a stake on a variety of stats that you think the player will meet in his upcoming fixture. This is a real test of skills and prediction powers and you can land yourself some huge bragging rights for pulling this out of the bag. For example, you can select from markets such as how many shots on target that the player will have in the match, how many tackles he will put in, how many goals etc. This is all really easy to do with the Player Bets builder on your mobile. You chose just which match you want and then add your player which will be the player for your chosen bet (for example Romelu Lukaku). Then select your desired statistic for that player and away you go.


A great feature of the Coral Player Bets is that you can combine players in a match to hit a certain target. For example, you can have a wager on Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford to produce at least seven shots on target between them in their game.

Head to Head

You can all of this a step further as well by picking two players to go head to head in a match. You can pick Eden Hazard to outscore Harry Kane in a fixture or back Cesc Fabregas to produce more assists in a match than Christian Eriksen. Note that not all stats can be combined.

Terms of the markets

Payouts will happen if a player hits their target. For example, if you have backed a player to score 3 or more goals, if they net three then you win in full. If there is a tie in a head to head market then the bet will be a non-winner because the player you backed to beat the other in a particular stat, didn’t happen. The bet will be voided if a selected player does not start the game. There is no Cash Out My Bet option for Player Bets. Also, note that they won’t allow you to combine two bets using two different players from the same team for certain statistics. For example, you couldn’t have Marcus Rashford to score at least two goals as one bet and Romelu Lukaku to have at least five shots on target in an accumulator and Coral won’t allow a user to combine bets for two players from the same team using "paired combination" statistics

How can I request my own bet from bookmakers?

Bookmaker News
Bookmakers have started to put a fair bit of control into the hands of punters thanks to online betting opportunities. No longer do punters just have to go and settle for what is on offer in a sportsbook with a bookmaker, instead, now, punters are able to go and create a bet of their own liking and then simply go and ask for that wager to be priced up. It is nice to be able to go and call the shots to some degree if you think you can strike it rich. This increasingly popular new feature of being able to request a bet is allowing punters to get as creative as they like for their online betting. The ability to create a bet is largely focused on football matches and from stats involved in them such as the number of corners, both teams to score and how many assists a named player in a match will make. You can throw things like this together, and as many as you want, into a single bet.

How to request a bet

The one thing that all of the different request a bet features across different bookmakers have in common is that you will have to go and hit up Twitter to request a price. Each bookmaker is naturally running a different hashtag for their request a bet feature so all that you would do is look for the specific hashtag and which handle to Tweet it to and just send it off. Generally what happens is that the bookmaker will then reply to your Tweet along with a link where you can go directly and place the bet.

Coral #YourCall

Coral are one of the purveyors of this and their version is called #Yourcall. On all Premier League, Championship, Champions League, La Liga and Serie A matches you can create a bet from the following markets: Match result, Both Teams To Score, Total Match Goals, Total Match Corners and Total Match Booking Points, plus you have the options based on named players in the match as well, such as shots, tackles, assists and a player to be carded. Coral also offer the feature on NBA Basketball matches including Money Line, Total Points, assists, rebounds, 3-point goals, blocked shots and steals.

Ladbrokes #GetAPrice

Ladbrokes also run a version of being able to request a bet. So there you can combine your own Match and Play Stats markets. You can pick your bet from a from a whole host of stats like assists, passes, shots, shots on target and tackles, or any combination. The Ladbrokes #GetAprice is available every week on all Premier League, Championship, La Liga, Serie A and Champions League matches. Basically, if you can’t find a market that you want, you can ask Ladbrokes to create it for you.

Paddy Power #AskPaddyPower

If you can think of a market that Paddy Power haven’t listed on their site then you can go and ask them to price it up for you. With Paddy Power whatever you can think up pretty much flies as they state that they will offer you up a price on virtually anything. So even if you think you have a crazy old creation going on, the chances are that Paddy Power will take a look at it and offer you something. Just Tweet them and find out!

William Hill #YourOdds

William Hill are another of the major online bookmakers to offer punters the chance to request a price on a wager of your creation. Again you can simply go and ask the bookmaker to price something up for you. There is a list of sports that William Hill have listed that will be covered by the #YourOdds feature, such as football and horse racing, but even if you are thinking outside of the list then there really is no harm in just asking anyway.

Back Bets Created By Others

What you will notice at bookmakers, such as at William Hill there are even dedicated sections for the special markets that punters have created already. So if you are lacking the time to go and create one of your own then you browse through other bets that have already been requested by and matched for punters and just strike a bet as you would on a regular sports betting market and make the most of those!

Make your own betting call with Coral #YourCall

Like the thought of making your own calls when it comes to betting? At Coral, there is a feature which allows you to do just that and it is called #Your Call - You Call the Shots. This is a feature which allows you to go and ask the bookmaker directly to price up a market of your choosing. This is becoming an increasingly popular feature in online betting, where punters basically can request a bet of whatever they can come up with. How this works at Coral is that through their promotions page you will get access to a ‘Tweet Your Bet’ button or you can just go on Twitter with the hashtags #Your Call and @Coral and request a bet. This is largely available on football mostly and this is where, if you think that you have the winning match and player stats, you can throw it together and try to cash in. These are obviously bets that you can't find in a regular bookmakers' Sportsbook. Basically, you are looking at stats like assists, passes, shots, shots on target and tackles and get them priced up into a bet in any way you want. #YourCall is available on all Premier League, Championship, Champions League, La Liga and Serie A matches on the following markets: Match Result Both Teams To Score Total Match Goals Total Match Corners Total Match Booking Points

How to Use Coral #YourCall

Also on offer in the Coral #YourCall are options on named players including a player to be carded, any time goal scorer, shots, passes, tackles and assists. For example, you can send a Tweet @Coral for Alvaro Morata to score 1+ Goals, Cesc Fabregas to make 1+ assists and Chelsea to win #YourCall. Once the Tweet has been sent then Coral will message you back with a price as well a link so that you can actually go and strike the bet. It’s really just that easy. You will also find on the Coral website, #YourCall bets that have already been matched up by the bookmaker and you can go and bet on them just as you would on any regular market in the sportsbook. So if there is a created bet that you fancy, then you can enjoy it without having to actually create it yourself. If there’s nothing there that you fancy much, if there’s a market that doesn’t exist, they will try to create it for you if you send them a Tweet.

NBA #YourCall

Coral #YourCall is also available on the NBA Basketball as well at Coral and this includes Money Line, Total Points, assists, rebounds, 3-point goals, blocked shots and steals. So this extends your options a bit if you enjoy basketball betting.

Some Terms

Any #YourCall bets cannot be combined with any other bets at Coral. The feature allows you to request a price of a number of betting markets. There are situations where some bets will be voided, such as if a named player doesn’t start the game or if a game is postponed. Bets will be returned within 30 minutes from the conclusion of each match. All data comes from Opta.