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Request a bet – how to make your own bet at the bookies

Request a Bet
Bookmakers have started to put a fair bit of control into the hands of punters thanks to online betting opportunities where you can create 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 can 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 that will is 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 make your custom 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.
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Betway #BetYourWay

Betway also offers their customers the ability to create a bet of their own choice. This is done simply through the Twitter platform as many of them are. You have to use the hashtag: “#BetYourWay, and mention their “@BetwaySupport” handle. An example of this is @BetwaySupport #BetYourWay Tottenham v Liverpool Tottenham to win + BTTS + Over 2.5 goals BYWMb - BST They offer the tool on most sports, leagues and events and as soon as they have processed your request, then they will simply let you know that you can go and see it on their website. Any processed requests at Betway #BetYourWay can be found at the #BetYourWay markets in the sportsbook. You will see other bets from other punters there (both on the desktop and mobile app) which have been added and you will find them all listed there and you are free to bet on any of them. If you don't have a Twitter account then you can visit their Facebook Page and mention #BetYourWay and providing the details of your bet request.

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 your own 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!

Josh Warrington v Carl Frampton Boxing Winner Odds & Predictions

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Warrington v Frampton Preview - December 22nd, 2018 at 10.00 pm There is a big night of Boxing on Saturday with the highlight being the rematch between Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora. But there is another big title showdown happening on the night as Josh Warrington defends his crown against Carl Frampton.

Josh Warrington v Carl Frampton Odds*

Carl Frampton 4/9 Josh Warrington 7/4 Draw 20/1 *(betting odds taken from Ladbrokes on December 20th, 2018 at 5:58 pm) Josh Warrington will be putting his IBF world featherweight title on the line on Saturday. This will be the first title defence of his career. The Leeds fighter took a great points victory over Lee Selby at Elland Road back in the summer to grab the title. Warrington had been underdog for the fixture. Warrington holds an unbeaten record in 27 bouts, winning six of those by a knockout. Even though he was up against the highly-touted Derby this year, this bout against Frampton will see him step up several levels in class of opposition. Will he be able to handle the threat of his opponent? Northern Ireland’s Frampton lost a big scrap in the defence of his WBO super featherweight title against Leo Santa Cruz in January 2017. That was a big blow in his career and he has had to work his way back into contention for titles. Frampton has won all three of his fights since the duel with Santa Cruz, picking up the WBO interim featherweight title along the way. But this is for the bigger immediate prize of the IBF featherweight crown. The defeat against Santa Cruz is the only loss that Frampton has suffered in his professional career. He has won 15 of his fights via a knockout and has the clear punching power advantage over his opponent. Throw in the experience of such big fights and he will be stepping out at the Manchester Arena as favourite.


The class of Frampton should play out here. He isn’t over the hill by any stretch of the imagination. We are going to back this to get the distance as Frampton has only the one knockout in his last seven bouts. Frampton to win by a decision is at 11/10 odds*(betting odds taken from Ladbrokes on December 20th, 2018 at 5:58 pm)

Ladbrokes punter collects £21,000 win from 8-fold acca

Usually, the big football acca wins that you hear about come from some dramatic goal after the 90th minute securing a missing leg of a bet. A customer at Ladbrokes over the weekend had taken a shortcut to an acca by selecting eight teams to all be winning at half time. There was still relative late drama though. On the Saturday 3pm matches, whistles were being blown up and down the country and the punter only had seven of their eight selections winning. But then Billy Sharp popped up in the final minute of the half for Sheffield United at Bramall Lane against Wigan to save the bet. Elsewhere, halftime leads for Nottingham Forest, Peterborough United, Colchester United, Wrexham, AFC Fylde, Newport County and Sunderland ensured the punter pocketed a whopping £21,224.72. Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “What a weekend our plucky punter had. Sheffield United Billy Sharp played a huge part in this success story but full credit goes to the brains behind this bet!”


To be winning at half-time Nottingham Forest (v Leeds) – 4/1 Peterborough (v Burton) – 5/2 Colchester (v Lincoln) – 27/10 Wrexham (v Chesterfield) – 13/5 AFC Fylde (v Maidenhead United) – 15/8 Newport County (v Morecambe) – 31/20 Sunderland (v Southend) – 17/10 Sheffield United (v Wigan) – 13/10 TOTAL STAKE – £2 TOTAL RETURNS – £21,224.72

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.

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.