This article discusses how to profit from Betfred Pushes.
Betfred is popular with matched bettors due to industry-leading offers and price boosts.
A constant stream of concessions and enhanced odds has gained Betfred a big market share.
Let’s look at how to take advantage of Betfred Pushes.
Betfred is an independent bookmaker famous for offering good value betting odds.
Betfred online and betting shops can be a happy hunting ground for matched bettors.
Daily price boost periods come under the Betfred Pushes label.
Betfred Pushes explained
Betfred Pushes are price boosts on various sports. They generally focus on major sports, with a maximum stake of £100 per boost.
Horse racing: Saturday morning between 0930-1100 hrs usually involves many horse racing boosts. These boosts tend to be a few ticks above the exchange lay price, say 4.5/4.2, 5.5/5.2. If Fred Done is in the Betfred TV studio – these boosts can be awesome!
Football: Enhanced trebles on Premier League and European football. Check for betting exchange accumulator markets. On 12 August 2018, we had Liverpool, Rangers and Southampton all to win at 5/2 (3.5) and 3.15 to lay on Smarkets.
Golf: On Saturday mornings 0930 to 1100 hrs during the golf majors. Betfred will often push the tournament leader to industry best price. These boosts are quite rare though.
Boxing: Fred likes to push the price for British boxers in big fights. He has provided arbitrage betting opportunities on Tyson Fury to beat Wladimir Klitschko and Tony Bellew to beat Oleksandr Usyk.
Virtual sports: ‘Fred’s Virtual Double’ boosts are often positive expected value. So, we can use an advantage play strategy – i.e. place the bet with Betfred and do not lay on the exchange.
Advantage play betting is all about trusting the maths. Take odds that are above the true probability, then expect to show a profit over the long term.
Where can I find Betfred Pushes?
Betfred Pushes are available both online and in Betfred shops.
On Betfred’s website, look under the menu entitled Football > Specials. Similarly, the horse racing pushes are under Horse Racing > Other Markets > Price Boosts
Customers can head to Betfred betting shops. Betting on too many boosts online can lead to a gubbing.
Betfred Pushes timings
Betfred usually offers enhanced odds throughout the week. Here are the relevant timings:
Midweek bonus hour: Weekday lunchtimes 1200 to 1300 hrs and weekday evenings 1700-1800 hrs. Weekday lunchtimes 1200 to1300 hrs and weekday evenings 1700-1800 hrs. Midday boosts are great in horse racing festivals such as Cheltenham and Royal Ascot.
Saturday morning 0930 to 1100 hrs in the Saturday extended bonus hour. This tends to be the best Pushes session of the week.
Sunday boosts from 0930 or 1100 hrs and the Sunday bonus hour 1200 to 1300 hrs.
The above timings vary for major horse racing festivals like Cheltenham, Ascot and Goodwood. Check towards the back of the Racing Post newspaper each day for a list of boosts and relevant timings.
Back and lay. Place the price boost bet at Betfred, then lay at a lower price on the exchange for a small guaranteed profit.
Backing and laying is perfect for Saturday morning horse racing boosts. With the bonus of qualifying for Best Odds Guaranteed on selected races.
For example, place a £10 bet on a horse at 9/2 (5.5) with Betfred. Then, assuming the lay odds are 5.30 we can lay for no loss.
EV+ advantage play (AP). Consider value betting on boosts, particularly when there’s no exchange lay market.
Take this 3/1 (4.0) football treble on 24 November 2018.
The combined lay odds multiplied were 3.79 (Monchengladbach 1.44, Marseille 1.85, Sevilla 1.42).
To calculate the expected value of this boost:
- Back odds 4.0 divided by combined lay odds of 3.79.
- Multiply 3.79 by 100 = 1.06% EV rating (4.0 divided by 3.79 = 1.055 x 100).
This means that we would expect to win £106 for every £100 staked across a sample size of several thousand bets.
The above treble won, but not all advantage play bets will win. The key is to think of the long-term positive maths advantage.
In the recent past, Betfred has offered small free spins and free bet offers in shops.
Betfred is an independent bookmaker. He sets his own agenda, including some industry leading prices and promotions.
In Summary, Betfred pushes is one of the longest-running matched betting opportunities. Don’t max out every boost to £100,. Otherwise, you’ll be swiftly gubbed (online) or shubbed (retail shops).
Keep updated with the latest price on Betfred Twitter.