This weekend sees arguably one of the biggest and certainly the most intriguing fights in the history of boxing as the undefeated Floyd Mayweather puts his 49-0 record and his reputation on the line against the Irishman Conor McGregor, the controversial MMA star who has decided to test his skills in the boxing ring against one of the all-time greats.
This will certainly be one of the most bet on sports events of the year and will certainly attract millions of pounds worth of bets over the next week or so. So isn’t it fortunate that one of the most reputable sports books in the UK has just announced it has brought back one of its best value deals for new customers?
That company is Skybet and they have announced recently that their superb value Bet £5 Receive £20 offer for new customers is back for a limited amount of time only.
You can claim this great value sign up offer with Skybet by clicking the previous link but if you want to discover a bit more about this offer and then how you could use your free bets on some outstanding Mayweather v McGregor boxing tips, then read on.
Skybet’s £20 Free Bet New Customer Offer
To claim this new offer from Skybet simply follow the link above (it is important that you do as this takes you to a special sign in page, different from the usual sign in page for the Skybet site). Once there click on the Join Now button and enter your details to sign up with Skybet.
Once you have signed up successfully, you will be able to then make your first deposit into your new Skybet account. Simply make a deposit of at least £5 and when the transaction is confirmed, you can now start to activate the offer.
You now need to place your first bet of at least £5 to claim the offer. You must bet on the Win or Each Way market and your selection must be of even odds or better to qualify for the offer. There’s nothing stopping you placing your first bet on one of the tips below (provided the odds are greater than even money).
When your qualifying bet is confirmed as valid, then you will receive your £20 free bet. This comes in the form of two £10 free bet tokens which will be applied to your account. Again, you can use these bets on any sporting market (including the Mayweather v McGregor boxing) but it is worth remembering that if you win with your free bets, then the stake money is not included in any returns.
This is a hugely popular and great value offer with Skybet which could be withdrawn by the company at any time, so while it is available if you are not yet a Skybet customer then it is a great opportunity to claim a great deal right on the eve of one of the biggest sports events of the year.
Mayweather Vs McGregor Betting Predictions Tips
Saturday night’s clash between Mayweather and McGregor has polarised boxing fans across the world. For some, this is the biggest and certainly the most hyped fight in the history of the sport, for others it is a complete mismatch pitting a multiple-weight undefeated world champion and rated by many as one of the best boxers ever, against a novice at the sport who has not had a single professional boxing bout in his career.
Whatever your view of the fight the one thing you cannot have missed in the lead up to the fight has been the hype. With Mayweather and McGregor going on a tour of four venues across North America and Europe to promote the fight in a series of explosive head to head showdowns. As a marketing exercise it has worked well with millions now desperate to see whether it is the mismatch that has been stated by many experts, or whether McGregor actually stands a chance of causing what would be the biggest upset in boxing since Buster Douglas defeated Mike Tyson back in February 1990.
How do we see this boxing clash going? Well let’s take a look at our tips below all taken from the Skybet site, so you could place your qualifying bet and free bet from the new player offer on most of them if you prefer.
Skybet Prices: Mayweather 1/4, Draw 33/1, McGregor 3/1
McGregor’s price has shortened day by day as we head towards the fight as Mayweather’s odds have lengthened. At one point, one major Las Vegas bookmaker had Mayweather 1/25 to win but since then the odds on the pair have changed dramatically.
That said, I still don’t see how you can see past Mayweather as the eventual winner. The American has proven to be the best boxer of his generation and defeated many other top class opponents in a glittering career. His style may not be to everyone’s liking, but his effectiveness is undeniable.
McGregor certainly has heart and bravery, but given his likely rudimentary boxing skills, it is hard to see how the Irishman could cause Mayweather any real sustained problems. McGregor’s best chance it seems would be to try and catch Mayweather cold early in the fight, but many fighters better than McGregor have tried this before and none have succeeded.
That said, I feel the odds on Mayweather are so short that backing him for the outright winner isn’t a bet I’d personally be interested in, but one of SkyBet’s Price Boost offers really does catch my eye.
SkyBet Price Boost – Mayweather to win by TKO/KO in Rounds 1 to 4 – Now 6/1 from 4/1
Rather than bet on the outright winner alone, my money would be on Mayweather to come through an early storm by McGregor in the first round or two and to then put the Irishman away in either the third or fourth round. As such, the current SkyBet Price Boost offer outlined above, which has been increased from 4/1 to 6/1 really is a bet that I think offers great value.
A slightly more flexible option could be to take the Request-A-Bet option of backing Mayweather to win between Rounds 1 and 8, which is currently better than even money at 6/5 with SkyBet.
The reason I think Mayweather will want to win by KO or TKO is simple. He has stated that if McGregor goes the distance with him, he will view that as a defeat. To protect his legacy against an opponent with very limited boxing skills, Mayweather needs to win and win well, anything less and it wouldn’t look good on his record. As such, I think this is one fight Mayweather will not be seeking to use his skills to win clearly on points. He needs to go for a knockdown.
That knockdown is likely to come while McGregor is still fresh and throwing punches, and with Mayweather being one of the greatest counterpunchers ever seen in the history of boxing, I think he will catch McGregor this way and send the Irishman to the canvas relatively early in the fight.