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The Pools – Crystal Palace v Arsenal Boost

It’s Crystal Palace v Arsenal in the Premier League on Friday night, and you don’t want to miss this The Pools price boost! They’re offering odds of evens on Gabriel Jesus to have a shot on target. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives you a potential profit of £3.16, and here’s how…

Price Boost

The maximum stake for this The Pools price boost is £10.00.

If you’d like a walkthrough of how to lay price boosts, please see my ‘Price Boosts‘ guide.

You may be able to get better lay odds if you wait until an hour or so before kick-off. The lay odds often shorten once the team news is announced and the player involved is confirmed to be starting the match.

You can calculate your underlay stake using my Matched Betting Calculator. You just need to open up the ‘Advanced‘ section and click the ‘Underlay‘ tab.

Select bet type

Back Bet (Bookie)


Lay Bet (Betting Exchange)

Min £
Max £
Lay stake required: £
If back (bookie) bet wins
= £
If lay (exchange) bet wins
= £
Total profit: £

As you can see, the calculator tells you that your lay stake should be £10.21.

The Pools logo

Place £10.00 on ‘Gabriel Jesus to have a shot on target’ @ 2.00 = Potential profit of £10.00

Betfair logo

Lay £10.21 on ‘Gabriel Jesus’ (Player Shots on Target 1 or More) @ 1.67 = Potential liability of £6.84


Let’s look at your profit/loss for the possible outcomes.

OutcomeThe PoolsBetfairProfit/Loss
Jesus has a shot on target+ £10.00– £6.84£3.16 profit
Any other outcome– £10.00+ £10.00£0.00

So, if Jesus fails to hit the target, you’ll break even and there’s no harm done. However, if Jesus has a shot on target, you’ll make a nice profit of £3.16 on this The Pools price boost!

If you prefer to lock in a smaller profit, you can simply use the ‘Standard‘ tab on the calculator for a minimum profit of £1.87.

* Jesus failed to have a shot on target, resulting in break-even on this The Pools offer. *

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