Unusual Bets You Can Make Right Now
We’ve looked around the betting markets to see what interesting bets are out there for you to place. If something weird is happening or odds are being offered on a bizarre outcome in a certain event, then we’ll find it and let you know.
Tory Leadership Contest
The headline news in UK politics right now revolves around the Conservative Party leadership contest. Most bookmakers are backing Boris Johnson to become the next Tory Party leader with William Hill pricing him at 1.67.
Some less sure bets being offered on the markets include former Tory Party leader William Hague at 501.00 with BetVictor, current Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage at 501.00 with Betfair, and “failing” Chris Grayling at 501.00 with Paddy Power.
Staying with the subject of UK politics, Brexit continues to attract interest with punters up and down the country. Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has been relentless in its satirical approach to the topic of the UK leaving the European Union.
The kings of gambling comedy deliver again in the markets with several unusual bets available to place, like the option to bet on Britain running out of contraceptives in 2019 due to Brexit, at odds of 4.00.
The potential fallout of a no-deal Brexit also leads Paddy Power to offer odds of 11.00 on trains failing to run through the Channel Tunnel for seven consecutive days during 2019.
There are a few other fun bets Paddy Power is offering on the subject of Brexit.
The Queen permanently moving her residence to Ireland can be found at 81.00. No player from a non-UK club to transfer to a Premier League side during the 2019 summer transfer window is available at 17.00.
KFC closing UK outlets due to a food shortage related to Brexit is listed at 3.00. No one wants that.
The summer transfer window will always be touted as “silly season” due to the ridiculous rumors of potential player movements. This summer is no different.
Due to no World Cup or European Championship tournaments going on for the men’s game there is now a prolonged period of time where managers and chairmen get twitchy fingers and itchy feet.
A number of outrageous odds are already flying around linking big name players to clubs in this transfer window. Barcelona forward Phillippe Coutinho is being linked at 7.00 with a move to PSG with Paddy Power.
Current legal battles aside, Brazilian star Neymar is still being circulated as a potential big summer signing. The two teams that are supposedly vying for his services are La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona. They are both available at 5.00 and 6.00 respectively with 888Sport.
Then there is the Welsh forward Gareth Bale who seems set to depart Real Madrid. The usual clubs of Bayern Munich, PSG, and Manchester United have, of course, been linked with the former Tottenham player’s name.
It’s actually the less high-profile sides that are catching the eye with Sky Bet. LA Galaxy at 9.00, Everton at 17.00, Wolves at 21.00, and Newcastle at 26.00 are some of the more unusual potential destinations for Bale according to the bookie.
Yes, love it or hate it, Love Island is back.
The bookies know it’s a ratings winner and they’re right on the betting. Sky Bet is even mixing it up by offering Fury Brother Specials.
You can bet on Tyson Fury to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019 and Tommy Fury to finish as top male in Love Island for odds of 67.00.