EVER wondered how bookies are sizing up the weekend card. Here's the thoughts from inside camps at 188BET and BetVictor.
We are going moneyback crazy with four offers in this monster weekend. The big betting event is the Grand National at Aintree and for the race that stops the nation 188BET will refund losing bets on any horse that fails to make it past the first six fences – including the imposing Becher’s Brook first time round.
Applying to both win and each-way bets (up to £50 per customer) 188BET’s “Run For Your Money” offer applies to all fallers but also any horse that unseats, refuses or even pulls up.
Last year seven of the 40 horses failed to make it past Becher’s Brook first time round. So it seems only fair you at get a run for your money.
Many Clouds has been the favourite at around the 8.0 mark (7-1) to be the first horse to defend his Grand National crown since Red Rum more than 40 years ago.
You can’t rule it out but those looking for value might be tempted by Jonjo O’Neill’s Shutthefrontdoor at around 18.0 (17-1), especially with 188BET’s five places in the race. He’s been trained for the National this year and will have the cheekpieces back on that he runs best in.
We have two offers in the football, including Spurs and Man United. If there is a red 188BET will refund losing first and anytime scorer, correct score, both teams to score and HT/FT bets (up to £100).
For the match between leaders Leicester and relegation candidates Sunderland 188BET will refund on the same markets (up to £50) if Jermaine Defoe scores. The Sunderland striker is 2.75 (7-4) to score in and trigger the refund.
And finally we go out with a bang as Anthony Joshua takes on Charles Martin for the heavyweight boxing crown.
Joshua is odds-on favourite to win at 1.19 (around 1-5) and 1.32 to win by KO 1-3). If Joshua wins in rounds one or two – something the big hitter has done in 12 of his 15 fights – we will refund all losing pre-fight markets up to £50.
Weekend Best Bet
(18-1 each way)
Rangers clinched promotion to the top flight in midweek and Celtic can edge closer to the title by turning over Motherwell. They are 4-11 favourites with Well 7-1 and draw 9-2.
Celtic let punters down in midweek when they were held 0-0 at Dundee and seek redemption after a toothless display in front of goal.
The great and good will be relaying their faith with the Hoops once again and should justify support at an overpriced 6-4 to beat the Steelmen to nil in this afternoon’s early kick-off.
For next week’s Scottish Cup semi-final Gers are 4-1 with Celtic 4-6 and the draw 3-1.
With Hearts and Aberdeen meeting last night attentions are turned to those lower down the pecking order.
Dundee will fancy their chances when travelling to New Douglas Park. They are 7-5 to turn Hamilton over but offer punters even greater value at 10-3 to beat the Accies without conceding at the other end.
Elsewhere, Ross County should be backed at 6-5 when welcoming Partick Thistle with the visitors 23-10 and the draw 5-2. The treble of Celtic, Dundee United and Ross County pays a shade over 6-1 and can recoup any losses incurred at Aintree.
Last year’s Grand National winner Many Clouds bids to emulate fellow back-to-back winner Red Rum at Aintree this afternoon and boasts outstanding prospects from the head of the weights.
Oliver Sherwood’s stable star was imperious in his Premier Chase success last month at Kelso and is the 7-1 favourite for the world’s most famous race.
BetVictor are paying six places on the National and, providing he stands on his feet, last year’s winner is impossible to see out of the race.
He should reward each-way support alongside Jonjo O’Neill’s pair of Holywell and Shutthefrontdoor – 14-1 and 16-1 respectively.
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