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98th-minute Newport goal gives punter £84k acca win

During the recent international break, where the focus shifts away from much of the domestic action that still goes on, a punter at Ladbrokes landed a huge return from an acca on lower league action from England and Scotland. The punter, from Dundee, netted a big £84,000 return from a seven-fold accumulator during the recent international break. All of the selections were Match Outright & Both Teams To Score selections. That’s really pushing things to a difficult level. The teams backed for a win across the bets was Portsmouth, Colchester United, Newport County, Northampton Town, Solihull Moors, Dundee United and Elgin City. As the 90 minutes were approaching up and down the fixture list, only five of the seven selections were winning. But Andy Williams netted a 97th winner for Northampton, while Newport scored even later in the 98th minute to give the punter the win. The better scooped a grand total of £84,843.73 from the £5 stake. Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “It was very much a weekend for favourite-backers in the lower leagues of football across the UK and while plenty of accas landed, this has to be the biggest and best we’ve seen for some time.”

Winning Selections

Portsmouth to beat Wimbledon & Both Teams to Score Colchester to beat Crawley & Both Teams to Score Newport to beat Stevenage & Both Teams to Score Northampton to beat Forest Green & Both Teams to Score Solihull Moors to beat Ebbsfleet & Both Teams to Score Dundee United to beat Partick & Both Teams to Score Elgin to beat Cowdenbeath & Both Teams to Score TOTAL STAKE – £5 TOTAL RETURNS – £84,843.728  

Hiddleston new odds-on James Bond favourite

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The Next James Bond market (which just seems to roll on and on) has taken a turn this week. Avengers star Tom Hiddleston is now the odds-on favourite to be the next 007 and Ladbrokes made him the first odds-on person to be Daniel Craig’s replacement. Idris Elba and Tom Hardy, who have been front-runners at one point or another in the market, are joint second favourites at 5/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 11th, 2018 at 8:12 pm). Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “It’s looking increasingly likely the name will be Hiddleston; Tom Hiddleston.”

Next James Bond Odds*

Tom Hiddleston – 4/5 Idris Elba – 5/1 Tom Hardy – 5/1 Aidan Turner – 10/1 James Norton – 10/1 Any Female – 12/1 Henry Cavill – 12/1 Orlando Bloom – 12/1 * (betting odds taken on October 11th, 2018 at 8:12 pm) [bbutton bookmaker="ladbrokes"]

Sanchez into 6/4 odds at Ladbrokes to leave Manchester United in January

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Alexis Sanchez probably wishes now that he would have made that move to Manchester City. Instead, he ended up at Manchester United and he has looked a shadow himself since he arrived at Old Trafford from Arsenal, part of a deal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan go the other way. Sanchez has already been called out by Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho who has told the Chile star that he isn’t going to be playing under him again until essentially, the player bucks his ideas up. Mourinho hasn’t been happy with his attitude apparently and now Ladbrokes have moved a January exit for Sanchez from 3/1 into 6/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 2nd, 2018 at 4:57 pm). Sanchez has made just five appearances for the Red Devils this season (all in the Premier League) for a total of 333 minutes. He has the one goal to his name which came against Burnley back on September 2nd. He sat on the bench for the entire 90 minutes of Manchester United’s Champions League opener against Young Boys and didn’t even get onto the pitch in their EFL Cup third round defeat on penalties against Derby. Mourinho left Sanchez out of the squad for their Premier League visits to West Ham last weekend, which the Red Devils lost 3-1. Now he has been slashed to make a quick exit from Old Trafford when the January transfer window opens. Jose Mourinho, who seems to be at war with his own squad is still the 4/5 odds-on favourite to be the next Premier League manager out of a job* (betting odds taken on October 2nd, 2018 at 4:57 pm). His most public clashes have been with World Cup winner Paul Pogba who is at 4/6 odds with Ladbrokes to leave the club in January* (betting odds taken on October 2nd, 2018 at 4:57 pm).

Manchester United Player Exit Odds*

Paul Pogba to leave Man United in January – 4/6 Alexis Sanchez to leave Man United in January – 6/4 Anthony Martial to leave Man United in January – 2/1 Marcus Rashford to leave Man United in January – 5/1

Deontay Wilder odds-on to beat Tyson Fury in December Bout

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It has been some year for boxing and we have a fantastic clash to look forward right at the start of December when Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury go at it out in California. The fight is scheduled for December 1st and if this week’s press conference is anything to go by, it’s going to be a cracker.

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury Odds*

Deontay Wilder – 4/6 Tyson Fury – 6/5 Draw – 22/1 * (betting odds taken on October 2nd, 2018 at 4:57 pm) [bbutton bookmaker="ladbrokes"] Wilder and Fury had to be separated at the press confidence and Fury basically called the American a “pussycat”. This is really what Fury’s comeback trail has been leading up to. After his stunning victory over Wladimir Klitschko back in November 2015, it has been easy going for the former World Champion. Fury beat Sefer Seferi in the fourth round of their June bout and then Fury took a win over Francesco Pianeta on points back in August. Those were conditioning fights more than anything really competitive and this is the big one now in the heavyweight division. The WBC heavyweight title will be on the line at the start of December. The Gypsy King is at 6/5 with Ladbrokes* (betting odds taken on October 2nd, 2018 at 4:57 pm) and without much doubt, there is an even bigger prize for the winner of this. The winner of this fight will clearly get their shot against Anthony Joshua you would imagine. These are the best two in the division behind him. Wilder though has been backed into a 4/6 odds on price* (betting odds taken on October 2nd, 2018 at 4:57 pm) by punters who are supporting the undefeated American. The Bronze Bomber has a 40-0 career record under his belt and all but one of those have been by a knockout. But still, purists question his overall ability because he really hasn’t been tested against anyone in the elite ranks of the sport.

How can I request my own bet from bookmakers?

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Bookmakers have started to put a fair bit of control into the hands of punters thanks to online betting opportunities where you can compose your own bet. No longer do punters just have to go and settle for what is on offer in a sportsbook with a bookmaker. The Request A Bet phenomenon has grown exponentially and you are able to find many versions of it out there.  Sky Bet were one of the pioneers of this and continue to be a popular destination for this exciting form of betting.

Bet365 Build A Bet

Bet365 offer a Bet Builder option which you find at the top of the market lists for an event where available. By accessing the Bet365 Bet BUilder you will have ability to edit the different options that you can come up with to fine tune a bet. Read full details of the Bet365 Build A Bet feature here. [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

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. zzz will hill 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. [bbutton bookmaker="william-hill"]

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. [bbutton bookmaker="ladbrokes"]

Sky Bet Request A Bet - How To Guide

  1. Log in to your Sky Bet Account via their mobile app (Alternatively register with the bookmaker first)
  2. Active the Request A Bet Option for an event
  3. Select from the different options to compose your bet
  4. Hit the Request A Price Button
  5. If the bookmaker is able to price your wager immediately they will, or you may have to wait until they respond
Alternatively you can Tweet your bet @RequestABet and #RequestABet with the details. zzz skybet So there is a quick an easy process to get your bet to the Sky Bet trading team. The operator offers RequestABet on Football, American Football and Basketball. There are selected markets for each sport that you can choose from, like BTTS, Match Result, Correct Score and Penalty Markets for Soccer; Rushing Yard, Total Points and Sacks for American Football.

888Sport  #MarketMaker

The hashtag for 888Sport’s version of request a bet is #marketmaker. They launched their version as a trial just ahead of the 2018 World Cup. This follows in much the same vein as the other players in the industry. You can land on Twitter @888sport with #MarketMaker. [bbutton bookmaker="888sport"]

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. zzz coral 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. [bbutton bookmaker="coral"]

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! [bbutton bookmaker="paddy-power"]

Betfred #PickYourPunt

You get some power put into your hands thanks to Betfred #PickYourPunt. This is easily accessed through their mobile app. Select the football match that you want to work on then add your different selections like Real Madrid to win, 10+ corners and Gareth Bale to score. zzz betfred You request the price through the app or just fire off the request to @Betfred with the hashtag #PickYourPunt and they will respond with a link you can click to place the bet with. [bbutton bookmaker="betfred"]

BetVictor #PriceItUp

The BetVictor #PriceItUp tool is easily accessible from their toolbar on their website. Click it and you will see the list of fixtures that you can use the feature on. Click on a selected match and then you will see the options and selected markets that you can play with. Think up your bet and then try to get it backed directly via the app or the website. You can get a bet immediately priced up and then you just throw your chosen stake at it.
  [bbutton bookmaker="betvictor"]

Think up a bet and get it priced!

Now, punters are able to go and create a bet of their own liking by requesting a bet. Basically a punter selects options and asks the bookie to price it up. It is nice to be able to go and call the shots 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.

The Twitter Trend

The one thing that all of the different request a bet features across different bookmakers have in common is that you can 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.

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!

Labrokes punter wins big from big 17-fold acca

It is always nice to hear of a big win through an acca, as it gives a little bit of hope to everyone out there trying to hit a big return from a small stake. There was a big 17-fold acca won at Ladbrokes on the back of UEFA Europa League fixtures, the bet returning a big win of £11k after a £1.30 seventeen-fold acca. The winning bet was made up of a mixture of full-time scores, both teams to score and over 1.5 goals selections. Among the more popular options in the wager were Chelsea to beat FC PAOK and Celtic to beat Rosenborg. But there were some less predictable results in there such as FC Krasnodar to beat Akhisar Belediyespor and FC BATE Borisov to beat Vidi FC. The bet was almost at risk in the first leg of the bet between Stade Rennes and FK Jablonec which was an early kick off. The punter have gone with the home win but things were 1-1 at 90 minutes but the punter’s luck turned with a late penalty for Stade Rennes. All of the sixteen following selections came up to land the incredible win. Bet in Full FC Krasnodar to beat Akhisar Bld Spor Besiktas Istanbul to beat Sarpsborg FC Dynamo Kiev v FC Astana - over 1.5 goals Chelsea to beat PAOK Lazio to beat Apollon Limassol Eintracht Frankfurt to win OR draw v Marseille Rapid Vienna v Spartak Moscow - over 1.5 goals Sevilla v Standard Liege - both teams to score Stade Rennes to beat FK Jablonec BATE to beat Vidi FC Villarreal v Rangers - both teams to score FX Zurich to beat AEK Larnaca Celtic to beat Rosenberg AC Milan to beat Dudelange FC Copenhagen v Zenit St Petersburg - over 1.5 goals Dinamo Zagreb v Fenerbahce - over 1.5 goals Bayer Leverkusen to beat Ludogorets Razgrad

£100k Snooker Acca landed at Ladbrokes

There was a stunning win for a punter at Ladbrokes this week as they collected a £100,000 windfall from a staggering 15-fold snooker accumulator. The total profit was £100,124.82 after placing the wager was struck late on Sunday. This was a long-shot punt, to say the least, and it was focused on the first round matches at the World Open in China. The punter selected 15 players from the field to make it through their opening matches at the event including the likes of Marco Fu, Ryan Day and Ali Carter. Six of the fifteen selections in the bet were settled in a deciding frame just to add a bit of tension. Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “This is the biggest snooker accumulator win we’ve ever seen placed on a BetStation. Predicting the wins of 15 games has sent our traders snooker loopy, but we can only applaud this gentleman’s belief.”

Winning bet in full

Matthew Selt to beat Lee Walker – 4/5 Robert Milkins to beat David Lilley – 4/11 Ricky Walden to beat Dominic Dale – 2/5 Fergal O’Brien to beat Zhao Xintong – 11/8 Marco Fu to beat Peter Ebdon – 4/11 Noppon Saengkham to beat Rod Lawler – 4/9 Stephen Maguire to beat Thepchaiya Un-Nooh – 4/11 Jamie Jones to beat Zhou Yuelong – 1/1 Barry Hawkins to beat Akani Songsermsawad – 3/10 Gary Wilson to beat Tom Ford – 5/6 Jack Lisowski to beat Chris Wakelin – 2/5 Jak Jones to beat Zhang Anda – 8/5 Ali Carter to beat Rory McLeod – 2/9 Ryan Day to beat Robbie Williams – 1/3 Luca Brecel to beat Scott Donaldson – 8/13 £100 stake returned £100,124.82

Oasis markets attract attention after Reunion talk

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Here we go again. Another rumour of an Oasis reunion? There was talk of Liam Gallagher pleading with his brother to get the band back together. The two brothers have been estranged for a long time now but Liam reached out to his older sibling on Twitter urging him to “get the Big O back together”. It’s fair to say the Tweet has been doing the rounds. But apparently, the response from Noel (which hasn’t been made public) didn’t go all that well as Liam followed up with a tweet that said: "I'll take that as a NO then as you were LG x." Still, it is something that fans are craving and it hasn’t stop punters having a flutter. Ladbrokes have a price of 5/2 odds* (betting odds taken on July 21, 2018 at 1:17 am) on an Oasis Reunion happening. The band broke up in 2009 and the brothers have been through a rocky relationship since then. Earlier this year Liam said that Noel was keen to get the band back together, however, Noel’s wife Sara MacDonald was blocking the idea of it all. Liam took to Twitter to blame MacDonald for the band not being an item again, but insults towards her and Noel probably didn’t make the situation too much better. Ladbrokes are also offering odds of 10/1* (betting odds taken on July 21, 2018 at 1:17 am) on Oasis performing on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury next year as well. Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Fans are desperate to see Noel and Liam back together. Some might say Glastonbury could well be the perfect place to see Oasis’s comeback gig.” The brothers haven’t performed together since 2009 when Oasis headlined V Festival at Weston Park. Other bookmakers have offered 5/1* (betting odds taken on July 21, 2018 at 1:17 am) on the release of an Oasis single before the end of the year while they are 10/1 to make a comeback gig before the end of the year as well.

Gracia 4/1 favourite in First Premier League Manager To Go market

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We have some time to look forward to the new domestic season of the Premier League. The return of the action is less than a month away now and already you can take a punt on who the first manager to be out of a job will be from the English top flight.

Gracia to go first?

Naturally, there is always a temptation to look at the managers of the newly promoted sides, just because the step up to the top level is a tough gap to bridge. But the current 4/1 favourite in the Ladbrokes next Premier League manager to go market is Watford’s Javi Gracia* (betting odds taken from July 17th, 2018 at 8:15 pm). Gracia took over at Vicarage Road in January 2018 as he came in to replace Marco Silva. He ended the season with a P15 W4 D3 L8 record which was nothing spectacular at all as the Hornets limped to the finish line. So will there be a tough season ahead for Watford? Southampton boss Mark Hughes is up there as well as a 6/1 punt* (betting odds taken from July 17th, 2018 at 8:15 pm) and the Saints had a really tough battle for survival last season. It was a pretty big drop in standards by them and Hughes struggled to turn the club around after coming in during mid-March to try and rescue them. He was only on a temporary contract until the end of the season, but the Saints got safe and Hughes was rewarded with a permanent deal despite a W3 D2 L5 record in his ten games in charge. Chelsea and Arsenal both have new managers with the Blues dumping Antonio Conte for Maurizio Sarri and the Italian is at 16/1 odds with Ladbrokes* (betting odds taken from July 17th, 2018 at 8:15 pm) to be the first Premier League manager out of a job next season. Arsenal have put their stock into Unai Emery who is at 25/1 odds* (betting odds taken from July 17th, 2018 at 8:15 pm) in the market. They are both a long way from Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola who is the biggest price of all managers at 50/1 odds* (betting odds taken from July 17th, 2018 at 8:15 pm).

First Premier League Manager to Leave Odds*

Javi Gracia – 4/1 Mark Hughes – 6/1 Claude Puel – 8/1 Rafa Benitez – 8/1 Roy Hodgson – 10/1 Neil Warnock – 16/1 Eddie Howe – 16/1 Manuel Pellegrini – 16/1 Marco Silva – 16/1 Nuno Espirito Santo – 16/1 Maurizio Sarri – 16/1 Mauricio Pochettino – 16/1 Sean Dyche – 20/1 Chris Hughton – 20/1 Slavisa Jokanovic – 20/1 Jose Mourinho – 20/1 David Wagner – 25/1 Unai Emery – 25/1 Jurgen Klopp – 33/1 Pep Guardiola – 50/1 * (betting odds taken from July 17th, 2018 at 8:15 pm)

Chelsea Transfer Market Odds – a clear-out on the cards

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It has been a summer of uncertainty for Chelsea. They had the long drawn out affair over sacking and replacing Antonio Conte hovering over them and that even extended over to the start of their pre-season training. But Conte, who won the league for the club in his first season in charge and lifted the FA Cup earlier this year, was given the push and the Blues got their man in Maurizio Sarri. The arrival of Sarri is supposed to spark a whole new style of play for the Blues. Sarri is a big advocate of the quick short passing, high pressing and creativity that the likes of Manchester City and Barcelona are famed for. Getting that done at the club with less than a month of preparation is going to be a tough thing for the Italian to achieve and the job is going to be made even harder if the Blues have an exodus of players.

Hazard to lead Exodus?

Eden Hazard is 4/9 at Ladbrokes* (betting odds taken from bet365 on July 17th, 2018 at 10:55 pm) to be heading off to Real Madrid in the summer and that is the biggest loss that the Blues could suffer because he would fit right into Sarri’s style. But the player himself has hinted that it could be time for a new challenge for him and he could be making the move there with keeper Thibaut Courtois as well. Courtois has been linked with a move away and like Hazard is at an odds-on price with Ladbrokes to do so. The Belgian shot-stopper is at 4/11 to move on* (betting odds taken from bet365 on July 17th, 2018 at 10:55 pm) while midfielder Willian has also been linked with a move to Spain. This is another Chelsea player who is at an odds-on price to depart over the summer as the Brazilian has been linked with a move to Barcelona, while Manchester United reportedly have interest in him as well. So there could be a huge shake up at the club. The Blues have signed midfielder Jorginho so that is one in, but another of their star players who could be heading out is N’Golo Kante. The defensive midfielder, who is the best in the world at his position without much debate has been linked with a move across the channel to join up with French champions PSG. So that could be a another big hole that new boss Sarri has to try and fill. In total, Ladbrokes have six current players at Chelsea at 2/1 odds or shorter* (betting odds taken from bet365 on July 17th, 2018 at 10:55 pm) to leave in the summer including Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Alvaro Morata.

Incoming Faces

So one way or the other Chelsea are going to have some big shopping to do. It is that or put a lot of trust in pushing some of the youth at the club into the limelight. Chelsea have a big depth in youth but most of them are out on loan and Sarri is generally not a manager who has used youth before, instead, he has worked with a few key star players in a side and build around that. But of course Chelsea have been linked with more moves and there is 7/2 option* (betting odds taken from bet365 on July 17th, 2018 at 10:55 pm) on them getting scoring sensation Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich which doesn’t sound too plausible, while there has been a big link with them getting Anthony Martial from Manchester United. There were rumours that a trade for Willian would help make that happen. With Courtois potentially leaving the Blues have been linked with Stoke keeper Jack Butland. Another big name who has been linked to Chelsea and one that does carry a bit more weight is Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain who worked with Sarri at Napoli. The Argentine is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken from bet365 on July 17th, 2018 at 10:55 pm) to make the move to Chelsea in the summer transfer market. Incidentally, Sarri is 16/1 odds at Ladbrokes* (betting odds was taken from bet365 on July 17th, 2018 at 10:55 pm) to be the First Premier League Manager to go in the 2018/19 season. He certainly has a massive challenge ahead of him.