Odds on the next general election being in 2020

By | September 10, 2016

I wrote this before but it didn’t save. Basically Theresa May has ruled out a snap election. Bet365 are offering 2.2 for the election to be in 2020. Corals are offering 1.67 which I think is more like it.

Hit bet max and put £250 on it.


No chance of an election this year so 6.0 is a joke price. I’d want 25.0 at least. Less than 4 months of the year left and that includes Christmas. Only thing that could scupper this bet is if something terrible happens before article 50 gets invoked.

With the fixed terms parliament act, there are only 2 ways a general election can be called.

  1. Two thirds of MPs vote – unlikely that Labour and Conservative will agree
  2. Vote of no confidence. Unlikely that the Conservatives will give themselves a vote of no confidence.

Anyway, fingers crossed May keeps her word and no snap elections. Might be a long time to wait for the winnings but money isn’t making anything in the bank.


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Betvictor Accumulator Price Promise

By | August 24, 2016

This was a quite a nice surprise from Betvictor. I am taking it easy with the betting until the season starts properly. I was looking on the site and the top 5 bets were all heavily odds on.

These were

  • Chelsea to beat Bristol Rovers

  • Crystal Palace to beat Blackpool
  • Newcastle to beat Cheltenham Town
  • Everton to Bet Yeovil Town
  • Liverpool to beat Burton

All these were between 1.1 and 1.3ish. Altogether about 2/1. Thought it would be nice to have a cheeky £25 on it. It won easily with Chelsea the closest of the games. So a nice £50 I thought.

This morning, I got an email from them.


Basically, I got an extra £9.25 because of their special offer. This was paid out in cash.

It works like the best price guarantee you get on horses and dogs. If the starting price is higher than the price you get, then you get paid at the higher price. Its a very popular special offer that bookmakers run.

This one takes it further. The take the price of all their main competitors (Bet365, BetFair (Sportsbook), BetFred, Coral, Ladbrokes, PaddyPower, SkyBet or William Hill). If your bet wins and at the time of your bet you could have won more with one of our competitors we will give you the difference in real cash.

They do this so there is no point in shopping around for your accumulators. They are that confident that they can match the best prices, they’ll top up your winnings.

It does differ from the best price guarantee that applies to horses, in that if the odds drift, you will not get those. For example, you place a bet at 2pm on Saturday at 1.91 and at kick off you can get 2.1 at Ladbrokes, they’ll only pay the price you could get at other bookmakers at 2pm.

The other thing to note is that the accumulator has to be with the same bookmaker. So if Bet365 are a better price for 3 selections and Skybet for another 2, you only get the best price at that bookmaker, not the best price across bookmakers.

Accumulator Insurance – five-folds and above.

On top of this, they offer the accumulator insurance. Place a five fold or above and if 1 team lets you down then you get your stake back as a free bet.

This is a available on any 90 Minutes (Win/Draw/Win) match betting market or Both Teams To Score market. Odds must be a minimum of 1.25 on each selection. Its pretty much the same as the William Hill offer but with 5 selections instead of 6. Its one of the best offers on the market.

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Premiership season long bets

By | August 10, 2016

The new season is almost upon us. The Premiership is the most competitive its been for years. I can’t see Leicester winning it again but any of the top 6 favourites winning it wouldn’t be too much of a surprise.

Manchester City 3.5
Manchester United 4.33
Chelsea 6.5
Arsenal 7
Liverpool 10
Tottenham 10

Personally, I think Manchester United should be favourites. I have never liked Pep Guardiola. He managed an already successful Barcelona team and Bayern Munch who came off winning a treble. He’s unproven in taking a team to the top.

Jose Mourinho on the other hand has a track record of winning with teams he’s had to build. With the world record breaking signing of Pogba, Ibrahimovic as well as all the money Van Gaal spent, they certainly have the players to win the title.

Top Goal Scorer
In the top scorer market

Sergio Aguero 4.33
Harry Kane 8
Zlatan Ibrahimovic 10
Romelu Lukaku 13
Jamie Vardy 17
Diego Costa 15
Michy Batshuayi 21
Daniel Sturridge 26
Alexis Sanchez 21
Olivier Giroud 21
Anthony Martial 21
Wayne Rooney 41

I can see no value in Aguero at all. If he stays fit then he’ll be up there but thats a big if. I quite like the look of Giroud actually. At 20/1 he’d be my outsider. He can score when he’s in form. I quite like Zlatan Ibrahimovic total goals over 19.5 at 4.5. He’s going to be the main goal threat for United this year.

As for relegation

Hull 1.62
Burnley 2
Middlesbrough 3
Watford 3
West Brom 3.25
Sunderland 3.5
Swansea 4.33
Bournemouth 4.33
Crystal Palace 7.5

Looks like the bookies have Hull and Burnley down already. Its not really a market with any stand out candidates. I think I’ll leave this one.

Looking around Bet365 specials, I like the look of the season match bet, Manchester United vs Manchester City. I think United will come above City this year and the price is 2.1.

Whatever your season long bets are for the Premiership, the place to bet is Bet365. Sign up for your £200 bet basket.

Bet365 Euros Outrights at the Quarter Final Stage

By | June 28, 2016

Its been a varied tournament with some great games and some shockers. Croatia vs Portugal was particularly painful to watch. Possible more so that the poor England performance against Iceland.

So we are down to the last 8 now.


Odds are
France 11/4
Germany 11/4
Belgium 4/1
Italy 13/2
Portugal 13/2
Poland 18/1
Wales 25/1
Iceland 40/1

with 1/3 odds for each way. Belgium look a good each way bet as they have an easier route to the final.

Bet365 have an offer

Penalty Payback

Place a bet on the To Win Outright market for Euro 2016 and if the team you back is eliminated on penalties, we will refund your losing bet.

This offer applies to both Win and Each-Way bets. We will be offering this market In-Play throughout the tournament, and it will be available until the Euro 2016 final kicks off on Sunday 10th July.

This offer will not apply where a stake has been fully Cashed Out. Where a stake has been partially Cashed Out only the remaining active stake will be refunded.

Whoever you think will lift the trophy in France, you can place your bets safe in the knowledge that you won’t be suffering any penalty heartache.

I think this offer is great for the final. They are usually cagey affairs and penalties are more likely than in a regular knockout game. Would have come in handy for those backing the Swiss too.

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