WhichBookie racing analyst Andrew Blair White provides a preview and betting tips for races at Listowel and Warwick today.
If you know anything about betting, you’ll know that the key to making a profit is getting the best odds for your bets. With price boosts, you’re able to place bets at higher odds than you would generally get, allowing you to receive more profit should your bets win. You may see these bets described as ‘enhanced odds’ or ‘odds boosts’ but Sky Bet refer to them as ‘Price Boosts’.
A price boost is a particular bet on which the bookmaker has decided to increase the odds. For example, you may see a first goalscorer bet enhanced from 5/1 to 7/1. Or you may see a favourite in horse racing boosted from 11/10 to 5/4. The only downside to price boosts is that you’re not able to choose which bets are boosted. However, if you were going to place the same bet anyway or think that it’s a good bet, they can provide excellent value.
Because the enhanced prices on offer change every day, you need to keep checking their website. You’ll find Sky Bet price boosts either advertised on their homepage carousel or on the Sky Bet promotions page. Price boosts are available most days on Sky Bet with perhaps the most generous price boosts being made available on Saturday’s. Sky Bet live price boosts are also available in-play during events.
The Sky Bet Soccer Saturday Price Boosts are probably the most popular price boosts available. They usually contain three football matches for which Sky Bet boost the odds by a considerable amount.
Until recently, Sky Bet only gave customers the option of all the selected teams to win. As the odds of the bet are boosted, it has value, but what if you don’t believe all of them will win?
Well, Sky Bet now give customers more than one option for their price boost. You’re not able to change which matches are in the boosted acca but you do have the option of selecting combinations of which teams you think will win.
For example, Sky Bet are today offering a price boost on Arsenal, Leicester and Southampton all to win. The odds have been boosted from 3.5 to 5.5. However, they are also offering odds on Arsenal & Leicester to win and Southampton to draw along with Arsenal and Leicester to win and Southampton to lose.
As you can see, the odds of all of the three options are boosted by a good amount and having more than one boost gives customers a lot more freedom as to which bet they choose to place.
You’ll also find price boosts available on sports other than football at Sky Bet. For example, they often have horse racing price boosts which can provide value.
The image below shows a couple of examples where the odds for a double and a single have been boosted from 7.0 & 7.5 to 8.0.
Sometimes there are. As Sky Bet are giving away a lot of value with their price boosts, they can’t allow customers to take advantage of them too much which they could do by placing extremely large bets on them. Maximum stakes are usually applied for large boosts such as the Sky Bet Soccer Saturday Price Boost.
To get more value from your Sky Bet account, be sure to enter the free-to-play ITV7 competition where you try to predict seven winners from horse races. If you’re successful, you’ll win a share of the £50,000+ prize pool!