Long Shot Bets

Five Outside Contenders For 2019 Masters

The Masters is arguably the most prestigious event on the golfing calendar as players from around the world descend upon the Augusta National Golf Cup to compete for the Green Jacket. Augusta is one of the toughest courses on the PGA Tour and provides the ultimate test of a golfer’s quality and character under pressure. It has broken the best players in the world as the stress of the final day has resulted in catastrophic meltdowns. Players that are out of the spotlight can thrive without the burden of expectations. Danny Willett capitalised on Jordan Spieth’s collapse in 2016 to claim the Green Jacket. There have been other outsiders to have won the event, flying under the radar to achieve...

Will Tiger Roll Back The Years At The Masters?

Tiger Woods is the man to watch at The Masters this week, with the legendary golfer eyeing a return to the top of the sport. The 43-year-old seemed destined to smash Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major wins when he won The Open in 2008. However, injuries and a complete collapse in form has resulted in a 10-year drought. Woods has shown signs of a return to his best form, but will face a challenge to win the Green Jacket for a fourth time. Even the current elite of the game have struggled at the Augusta course, while there are also outside candidates like Woods, who are aiming to secure the crown. Tiger Woods The decline of Wood has been one of the major storylines in golf over the past five...

Dutch Venus and CoCo in Melbourne Raffle

Shop around and you may be able to get double-digit odds about whichever one of the 128 players whom you fancy will win the Australian Open women’s singles final in Melbourne. The combination of the absence of 23-time Grand Slam queen Serena Williams, physical and/or psychological queries with regards to many of the favourites and the inconsistencies of those players means that the Australian Open women’s singles is, for the want of a better term, a lottery for punters. Most bookmakers have bestowed Australian Open women’s singles favouritism upon Simona Halep following her Shenzhen success in the lead up to the Melbourne tournament but her draw is difficult – the first...

Master to Beat Apprentice at St Mary’s on Sunday

The south coast is where both of Sunday’s English Premier League matches will take place and there is one away side that is worth supporting to leave with three points. That team is not Everton even though one could make a case for the Toffees being worthy favourites for their English Premier League game at Brighton. Everton manager Ronald Koeman is under intense pressure after spending millions during the close season but failing to recruit a striker capable of filling the void that Romelo Lukaku’s move to Manchester United created. Everton has won just two of its seven English Premier League matches but the same goes for Brighton and, according to one’s collateral form analysis,...

Don your Betting Boots to Back Bantams at Stadium MK

Milton Keynes is the English Football League’s most disliked team because of how it gained its place in the tournament and, therefore, some punters may take great joy in backing the Dons to lose at high-flying Bradford on Saturday. The result of Wimbledon’s controversial relocation to the Buckinghamshire new town from south London in 2003, Milton Keynes is a side that most English football fans like to see fail and one thinks that the Dons are likely to take a fall versus a Bradford team that rates much better than them. Eleven rounds into the English League One season and Milton Keynes is 10th on the ladder with a 5-2-4 record, 17 points and a goal difference of zero. Six points...

Hang your Hopes on Hartlepool’s Clever Monkeys

Hartlepool is one of the form teams of the English National League and the Monkey Hangers should be shorter odds to win its home match against Eastleigh on Saturday than bookmakers are offering about one of this term’s fifth-tier newcomers. Hartlepool made international headlines last season when its most famous fan, sports broadcaster Jeff Stelling, used the platform of his live television show in the United Kingdom to implore then Monkey Hangers manager Dave Jones, to quit. Hartlepool did not escape relegation to the English National League following the departure of Jones but his removal made Stelling and most Monkey Hangers supporters feel better. It took seven English National League...

Long Shot Bets is the dedicated home on SBO for the long shot or outsider bets. This section is devoted to those punters who want to go straight for the big score. All our expert’s Long Shot Bets are +ev and at a lot higher odds than the typical tips we offer. Our team take time to delve deep into the statistics to bring to you the best of the big-value bets that sportsbooks often have hiding in their markets.

Punters should remember that it is often necessary to adapt their bankroll and betting strategy when it comes to these long shot bets. For instance, if you would normally bet $10 per punt, then on long shots you might wish to only bet a smaller amount, say $1 or $2. This is common practice and a sensible bankroll management strategy for long shots. For further guidance, see our piece on The Kelly Criterion for a better understanding on how much you should bet.

Sports commonly covered in the Long Shot Bets column include Football, Golf and Formula one, while it also often features entertainment bets among many other exotic markets. Our experts scour the history books and statistics to find you the best value hidden in the more obscure markets. We want to help you punish the sportsbooks for taking their eye off the ball by concentrating mainly on the more popular markets.