Punters football profits Boosted

  • Last Updated: September 1 2013, 18:26 BST

Goals from Daniel Sturridge and Olivier Giroud landed another pair of winning Price Boost gambles for Sky Bet punters.

  • Sturridge heads home to the delight of first-scorer punters ...
  • .. and Olivier Giroud followed it up 

The in-form Giroud's odds were Price Boosted by the firm to 9/1 to open the scoring in the north London derby against Spurs and did not take long for punters to collect as he popped up in the 23rd minute from close range.

Sky Bet spokesman Stephen Parkes said: "After Liverpool holding on to soften the blow of the Sturridge boost we needed the Arsenal match to stay low scoring and if possible end in a draw for us to take the Giroud Price Boost on the chin.

"We have had some bad results with our Price Boosts this season, but twice in a day is tough to take!

"We have seen two of our three biggest Price Boost payouts ever today on Sturridge and Giroud. We are still fighting though as low scoring wins in the two Super Sunday matches were kind to us."

Sturridge's winner for Liverpool against Manchester United got Super Sunday off to a flying start for Price Boost punters.

The striker turned 24 on Sunday and got the perfect birthday gift when he headed his side to a 1-0 victory, but Sky Bet's football traders didn't join in with his victory dance after boosting him to an industry-best 9/1 to score the first goal.

It was the latest in a long line of Price Boost offers that have come in for Sky Bet punters, with Robin van Persie's deadlock breaker against Swansea on the opening day another costly blow to the bookies.

Sky Bet's Marcus Berry added: "There was a big Twitter reaction to the Sturridge to score first Price Boost at 9/1 and it only took four minutes for the punters to celebrate.

"It was the worst possible start to Super Sunday from our perspective and one of the biggest losing price boosts of the season so far, alongside the Robin van Persie one against Swansea."

Sky Bet's latest outright Premier League betting after Sunday's matches sees Manchester City the 2/1 joint-favourites along with Chelsea.

Manchester United have eased to 4/1 with Liverpool and their 100 per cent record currently trading at 10/1.

Arsenal can be backed at 14s with Spurs 20s and it is then 1000/1 bar these six teams.

West Brom's 2-0 loss at home to Swansea leaves them well ensconced in the bottom three and they are 4/1 chance for relegation with Sky Bet.

Sky Bet's Stephen Parkes said: "Moving forward, the Premier League betting is starting to look very open with some big priced contenders shortening up.

"Liverpool (10/1) are the big movers in from 33/1 at the start of the season.

"That is the shortest price they have been in a long time for Premier League glory and the opposite could be said for Manchester United, who now sit at 4/1 to reign come May."


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