**Please note - Smarkets no longer have the pre-made accumulators available described in this post. You can see the new and easy alternative way of laying accumulators on Smarkets here instead.**
The Sky Bet Soccer Saturday Price Boost is one of our favourite Matched Betting reload offers. It’s always so simple and quick to do and over the year adds up to a substantial amount of cash for us regardless if we lay the boost normally or underlay it.
Even if you only have an hour spare for Matched Betting at the weekend it’s one of those offers we’d always recommend to do.
This weekend you can make a quick £4 profit from this offer for just a couple of minutes of your time! Or possibly £17-£43 if you choose the potential profit approach!
If you’ve never done this price boost before and want to know what it’s all about then read on!
What is the Sky Bet Soccer Saturday Price Boost?
The Sky Bet Soccer Saturday Price Boost is a reload offer Sky Bet run almost every week (and sometimes twice a week) during the main football season. The offer provides the opportunity to bet on a boosted (or enhanced) odds three-fold accumulator, where two of the games are selected by Sky Bet and the third is your choice from a specific selection.
An important term to know about the Sky Bet Soccer Saturday Price Boost offer is that we can only stake a maximum of £10 on it.
How can we profit from the Sky Bet Soccer Saturday Price Boost with Matched Betting?
There are two different methods we can use to profit from this reload offer. Once learnt, both approaches are very quick for us to do as they just involve placing a single Matched Bet. Experienced members will literally be able to do this offer within 2 minutes.
The first method, which involves laying the boost off in the normal way at a betting exchange, guarantees us a profit no matter if the boost wins at Sky Bet or not.
This approach always makes us a profit. The profit is usually between £2-£4 each time.
The second method, which involves laying the boost off with an underlay bet at a betting exchange, makes us a profit only when the boost wins at Sky Bet. Unlike in gambling though, this approach has no risk for us, as if the boost loses at Sky Bet then we make our £10 stake back at the betting exchange instead. This means if the boost loses at Sky Bet we don't lose any money or make a profit either - we are just at £0.
This approach only sometimes makes us a profit. The profit is larger though, usually £10-£25 or more.
Let’s walk-through how to do these methods using the boost that’s available this weekend (27th June 2020) as an example. Here it is again as a reminder, with each boost labelled for ease of reference on the walk-through:
Price Boost Profit Method 1: The Standard Lay Bet
Step 1: Login to Sky Bet and find the Sky Bet Soccer Saturday Price Boost offer page. 3 three-way accumulators will be displayed with their boosted odds values.
Step 2: On Smarkets (and sometimes Betfair) we often have the option to lay off accumulators as a single lay bet. On Smarkets accumulators can be found under the ‘Football’ menu, and ‘Accumulators’. (Alternatively you can also just type in the Search Box ‘Accas’ and press Enter then all the available accumulators will appear).
Smarkets tend to provide all of Sky Bet's boosted accumulators for us when they are available. Annoyingly though they aren’t always written in the same team order as on Sky Bet so watch out for that!
(These pre-made accas are no longer available at Smarkets - please see the alternative (but easy) way to lay accumulators on Smarkets now here).
Smarkets' equivalent of Boost 1
Smarkets' equivalent of Boost 2
Smarkets' equivalent of Boost 3
Step 3: As you gain more experience in Matched Betting you will learn to ‘eye-ball’ which of the boosted accumulators is likely to be the most profitable – but for now it’s useful if we look at the profit available for each one using the standard lay approach with our Matched Betting calculator.
Using our calculator in normal mode we are now going to input the details for the first boosted accumulator, the one on Man Utd, Leeds and Birmingham all to win.
We will use a £10 stake (as this is the maximum stake we can use), the boosted back odds at Sky Bet (7.0), the lay odds at Smarkets (5.2) and our relevant % commission at Smarkets.
When laying a single bet accumulator like this at a betting exchange we use the lay odds that are under the column ‘Against Yes’. We do not use any odds in the ‘No’ column.
The calculator indicates if we do this price boost we will make an instant profit of £3.26! No matter if the boost wins or not.
That’s a pretty good profit to make considering that placing these bets will only take us a couple of minutes!
What is the available profit on the other two available boosts though? Is this first one the best one for us to do?
For the second boost on Man Utd, Leeds and Birmingham to draw with Hull we just need to update our calculator now with the boosts' Sky Bet back odds (15.0) and lay odds at Smarkets (10.5).
This boost option gives us a slightly larger profit of £4.06.
What about the third and last boost option on Man Utd, Leeds and Hull all to win?
This has a very similar profit to the first boost option.
Step 4: Now we just need to choose which boost we are going to do. For the most most profit (£4.06) we are best to choose the 2nd boost option (the one which included the draw between Birmingham and Hull).
But wait! If you only have a small matched betting bankroll available you need to consider the liability ‘cost’ of doing this boost vs what other reload offers you still have left to do.
If doing a lay bet with a liability of £134.94 is going to use up all your matched betting bankroll and prevent you from doing other profitable guaranteed offers available over the weekend then you should consider doing the first boost on Man Utd, Leeds and Birmingham all to win, which has a liability of just £56.74 instead.
Step 5: Once you’ve selected which boost you are going to do, you can place your £10 back bet at Sky Bet then lay it off using the lay stake from your calculator at Smarkets. Boom! Instant cash in our pockets!
Price Boost Profit Method 2: The Underlay Bet
For this approach Steps 1 and 2 are exactly the same as we used for Method 1 (i.e. finding the right bets at Sky Bet and Smarkets).
Step 3: For this profit approach we need to switch our Normal calculator mode over from 'Simple' to 'Advanced', like so:
We already know that the third and last boost we looked at (with the highest odds) above isn’t really worth considering now as it had a similar profit to the first boost but a much larger liability. Therefore, we are only going to consider the first two boosts with this alternative profit approach now.
We input exactly the same details in the calculator for each boost as we did for the first method, but this time we consider only the results under the section named ‘Underlay’.
For the first boost on Man Utd, Leeds and Birmingham to win we get the following results:
Then for the second boost option on Man Utd, Leeds and Birmingham to draw with Hull we get:
The Underlay section for both boosted accumulators shows very clearly what we need to do and what will happen based on the outcome of the bets.
If we choose to do the first boost and it wins at Sky Bet we will make £17.16 in profit.
If we choose to do the second boost and it wins at Sky Bet we will make £43.10 in profit.
If the boost we choose to do loses at Sky Bet though and wins at the exchange, we won’t make any profit but we won't lose any money either – overall we’ll be at £0.00. (This is why this method is also considered to be risk-free for us).
Step 4: Decision time!
Do we take the guaranteed profit using the standard lay approach from Method 1, or go for the larger risk-free potential profit using the underlay approach from Method 2?
If we go for the underlay approach from Method 2 which boost do we choose to do?
These decisions are completely down to you!
Some of our members prefer to always underlay price boosts. Usually in this instance they might choose the first boost as the odds suggest it has a slightly better chance of winning at Sky Bet. (This is football though so anything can happen!).
Other members always go for the guaranteed profit from Method 1 – no matter what the profit is. Every now and again it can be just £1 - but they still always stick to this approach.
Some then do a mixture of both methods and make their decision each time based on the amount of guaranteed profit available. For example, if the guaranteed profit is £2.50 or less they may choose to go for the larger potential profit with the underlay method. If the guaranteed profit is £2.51 or more they might then go for the quick instant guaranteed profit. Individuals ‘cut off’ point between which method to use will vary though - we've just used a £2.50 profit point as an example.
If you’re relatively new to Matched Betting we’d always recommend for you to stick to the guaranteed profit method - at least until you’ve really built up your bankroll and learnt how to start profiting from advanced reloads such as the 2up early payout offer, horse racing refunds and horse racing extra places.
Extra tips on Matched Betting the Sky Bet Soccer Saturday Price Boost
- Use the boost towards the Weekly Club Offer. Doing this Price Boost will contribute £10 towards your £25 Qualifying Bet required for the Sky Bet weekly club.
- Don’t be an early bird with this offer! The Price Boost is available to bet on from Thursday every week. We recommend leaving it (if possible) until Friday afternoon/Saturday morning though as the lay odds on Smarkets often get lower. For example, yesterday (Thursday) the lay odds on the first accumulator were 5.5, but today (Friday) they are now 5.2. Using the guaranteed profit approach that’s almost an 80p increase in our profits just through waiting a day.
- Keep in mind about keeping your account healthy. To keep your account healthy at Sky Bet and to avoid getting gubbed we’d recommend not selecting the boost with the best profit every single time it's available. Every now and again you could even do the boost with the worst possible profit - profit is still profit after all! You could also consider varying your stake amount sometimes, especially if choosing the boost with very high odds. The boost is obviously very popular with normal punters (otherwise Sky wouldn’t do it every week!) so us Matched Betting the boost every week shouldn’t be a problem (though of course we can never be certain!). Although it counts towards the £25 Qualifying Bet of the weekly club (which is great) some weeks it might be worth pretending this isn't the case just to ensure you’re not doing the bare minimum of bets each week to qualify for the club.
Thanks to the forum, if you're a Platinum Member profits don't just stop with this Sky Bet Price Boost either!
Price Boost, or enhanced odds offers like this Sky Bet Soccer Saturday Price Boost make a significant contribution to our overall Matched Betting profits every single month.
In fact, if you follow our £1000 a month profit thread in the forum you will quickly see just how profitable Price Boosts truly can be.
The Forum is actually an essential tool if you want to profit from Price Boosts
The most essential and profitable Price Boost resource for Platinum Members to use is the Price Boost thread in our forum. Every single day members post profitable price boosts they find in this thread and quite often, especially on weekends, there are some very profitable boosts to be had.
Just look at this one from yesterday with Coral on the Watford vs Burnley game! Members following this thread made £10 in 2 minutes! All they had to do was follow the quick instructions given to them as well - all the 'hard work' was kindly already done for them by an experienced member.
(If you'd like to access these kind of daily profits you need to become a Platinum Member with us. It's only £17.99 a month and these members made more than half of that back in just minutes!).
If you don't want to sit with this forum thread open all day on your computer you can follow our guide to enable notifications on your mobile instead, so that each time a member posts a boost you can quickly check it and profit from it if you have 2 minutes free!
Platinum members can also access another useful guide on Price Boosts here.
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