Football is now the most popular sport with the online betting community and will always attract most of the bookies’ promotions. Bore draw breaker, second chance goal scorer and others are tailored deliberately to football bettors and there is some good value to be found out there.
That value is increased in the current market by a number of deals that boost the published odds to prices that are far more exciting. It’s not uncommon for a figure of 2/1 to head up to 10/1 and possibly even higher so how to these deals work and how can you go about claiming them?
Typically, these promotions are split into two distinct categories – enhanced odds and price boosts. We’ll deal with the first of those and talk through the enhanced odds deals that are listed by a number of bookies including 888sport, Coral, Winner and others.
The first thing to note is that almost 100% of these deals will be for new customers only. It’s a way to get you on board and enjoy the bookie in the long term but if you do land a win, there is some serious value to be had. Here is a range of typical offers supplied by 888sport over one weekend.
- Watford to beat Everton increased from 2/1 to 10/1
- Nottingham Forest to beat Derby County increased from 7/2 to 18/1
- Liverpool to beat West Ham United increased from 3/10 to 5/1
As you may have noted from that list, the football offers we’re talking about can apply to any league and the only thing that these matches had in common was the fact that they were all televised live. Prices involved may vary across a given weekend but this is typical of the type of deals you can find.
The second type of promo is commonly known as a Price Boost and while SkyBet and William Hill are two of the more active bookies in this respect, it’s a practice that more and more outlets are getting involved with.
This usually differs from the enhanced deals in one clear way. The bookmaker in question will take a series of potential events from a game in question and list a higher price for anyone looking to take advantage. So, let’s take the Liverpool v West Ham United game that we mentioned above and consider these possibilities.
- West Ham United to win and Dmitri Payet to score
- Liverpool to win and over 3.5 goals in the match
Those are two very likely suggestions that the bookie could seize upon and draw up a price boost. Things then work in the same manner as they do for enhanced odds although in these instances, the lifts may be more modest. So, a price of 3/1 could rise to 5/1.
The reason why the increases are smaller is that the deals are for both new and existing customers but the really good news here is that all winnings are paid directly into your account and there are no free bet tokens to concern you.
This is in contrast to the enhanced odds offer where you will commonly get the book price credited to your account before receiving the balance in tokens. Free bet rules will then apply.
As the enhanced odds deals continue to come in, we will look to showcase the best of these ahead of some great sporting action. There are a number of terms to follow but in all cases there is some great value to be found from a choice of sportsbooks so keep informed and act when you spot a great deal.