Festive boost for football punters

Sky Bet's football punters received a timely boost when the five best-backed teams won on Saturday afternoon.

Last Updated: 21/12/13 at 18:16 Post Comment

Luis Suarez: Just 1/6 for the Golden Boot

Luis Suarez: Just 1/6 for the Golden Boot

Liverpool kicked things off with a ready 3-1 victory over Cardiff, in which Luis Suarez further boosted his Golden Boot credentials with a brace.

The Uruguayan now has 19 for the season which puts him six clear of the sidelined Sergio Aguero, and he's now just 1/6 to end the season as the division's leading scorer.

Liverpool meanwhile were cut to 5/1 for the Premier League title, and are now just 4/7 to secure a return to the Champions League with a top-four finish.

Their victory coupled with that of Celtic in the Scottish Premiership meant most multiples rolled on to the 3pm kick-offs, with Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle and Derby completing a fine afternoon for punters - although it could've been worse for the layers.

Sky Bet's Joe Petyt said: "Things were looking a bit scary for long parts of the afternoon with all the well-fancied teams winning and a few others only a goal away from adding to our misery.

"Luckily in the end some draws in the Premier League and Championship came to our rescue."

City are now just 11/10 in the outright betting following their 4-2 victory over Fulham, while United's resurgence continued with a 3-1 win over West Ham but they can still be backed at 16/1 to defend their Premier League title.

Newcastle's 3-0 win at Crystal Palace saw them cut to 33/1 for the top-four and 8/1 for the top-six, while Palace are back as extremely short-priced favourites for relegation at 1/4.

Sunderland's 0-0 draw with Norwich saw them cut to 8/15, with Fulham next in the betting at 11/10 ahead of 5/2 chances Cardiff.


New Sky Bet customers: Free £30 matched bet


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Sepp Blatter: Tiny minority to blame for FIFA crisis

Sepp Blatter has told FIFA's annual congress he had no way of monitoring "a tiny minority" of officials accused of corruption.

Sepp Blatter lies low as David Cameron joins opposition to FIFA president's re-election

Sepp Blatter held an emergency meeting in Zurich on Thursday morning as David Cameron joined those calling for his head.

CONCACAF have 'provisionally dismissed' president Jeffrey Webb

CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb has been 'provisionally dismissed' by the governing body for football in North and Central America.

Mail Box

What Is It That FIFA Actually Do?

That's the question raised timidly by someone sat at the back of the room, whilst others remind that UEFA aren't perfect either. Plus a few more gone on to better XIs...

Time To Step Up, Mr Platini...

UEFA should step up and extend the Euros to replace FIFA's tarnished World Cup, say a couple of mailboxers. Also: all hail Carlo, King of the Kop, and plenty more Budget XIs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company