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William Hill Price Boost – Man Utd v Reading

Posted by Matt (administrator) Sat, Jan 7, 2017 08:01am Matt
Start Time: 07/01/2017 12:30

Man Utd face Reading in the FA Cup 3rd Round this afternoon and you don’t want to miss this William Hill price boost! They’re enhancing Man Utd to win by 2 or more goals from 4/7 to evens! Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a guaranteed profit of £2.49 and here’s how…


Price Boost:

This price boost will be available to ALL customers from 10:30 today (Saturday 7th January 2017) and will be available for a limited time only!

The maximum stake for this price boost is £20.00.

We’ll need to lay this one on the Betfair Exchange…


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We can calculate our lay stakes using my matched betting calculator…

Back Bet (Bookie)


Lay Bet (Betting Exchange)


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

Total profit: £

Optimal Underlay

Lay stake required: £
Exchange liability: £

If back (bookie) bet wins: £
If lay (exchange) bet wins: £

Optimal Overlay

Lay stake required: £
Exchange liability: £

If back (bookie) bet wins: £
If lay (exchange) bet wins: £

As you can see, the calculator tells us that our lay stake should be £23.67…


Place £20.00 on Man Utd to win by 2 or more goals @ 2.00 = Potential profit of £20.00


Lay £23.67 on ‘Man Utd -1’ @ 1.74 = Potential liability of £17.51

Let’s have a look at our profit/loss for the two potential outcomes…

Man Utd win by 2 or more goals + £20.00 – £17.51 = £2.49 profit
Man Utd don't win by 2 or more goals - £20.00 + £22.49 (£23.67 minus 5% commission) = £2.49 profit

So, regardless of the result of the match, we’ll make a guaranteed profit of £2.49 on this William Hill offer.


  1. Mario

    Good morning Matt, which market are you laying on at betfair, your example is not so clear sorry

  2. Mario

    Is it Man Utd + 1?

    1. Matt

      We need to lay ‘Man Utd -1’ which can be found under ‘Reading +1’. The links in the post will take you straight to the correct market.

  3. biscuit1966

    On the Asian handicap market on BF Man Utd -1 is 1.36, and -1.5 is 1.79.What is the difference please?

    1. Moneyboi

      You want to bet against it not for it mate..

  4. Kingsley

    Hi Matt,

    Thanks for the guidance on this. Have just laid 24.24 at 1.7 on betfair so that should net me £3.03 in profit 🙂

    Any chance you could explain what “Man Utd-1” actually means please?
    How does it translate into Man Utd not winning by two goals or more?


    1. Alex


      Think of Man Utd -1 means the score starts as Man Utd 0-1 Reading and you are backing Man Utd to win. So if Man Utd win 2-0 (actual score) it will mean they will have won with a -1 handicap.

      1. Kingsley

        Thanks Alex,

        So basically the bet means that Man Utd can only be a winner if their lead is 2+ goals, and that’s how it works as a lay against the William Hill bet.

        Thanks for explaining!

  5. biscuit1966

    -1.5 on the Asian handicap and -1 on the Reading +1 market are both currently 1.71 to lay.

  6. Oliver Bennett

    Matt, just thought I’d jump in. I believe the market you need on betfair is Man utd -1.5

    If you take man utd -1 and the will hill boost and it ends up being 1-0 man utd, both bets lose

    1. Ollie

      No as we’ve bet on a standard handicap (not asian) where we cover every situation that isn’t man utd winning by 2 or more. I.e. Winning by 1 goal is covered. The market can be found in ‘Reading +1’

  7. ste

    cant find man u-1 only man u+1 on betfair

    1. df

      go to Reading +1 and then you’ll find it there

    2. macho man

      it’s under the reading + 1 section..

    3. Ollie

      Look for the Reading +1 market

  8. Alex

    Ive overlayed 26.32 @ 1.76 for a fiver if Man U dont win by 2, risk free. Found it a tough one to call.

  9. ste

    thanks guys

  10. alfonso

    I don’t see why you lay in Betfair when you can find better odds in Asian Handicap in another bookmakers. Reading +1.5, the opposite result, is in 2.3 in Marathon

  11. biscuit1966

    So it’s defo Man U -1 in the Reading +1 market then? Hope so cos that’s where i’ve laid it!

  12. David

    My first time looking at this type of bet. Have been looking at the william hill page but I am struggling to see which option I bet on as there are so many listed on the page

    1. Matt

      The game kicked off at 12:30 so you won’t find it now David.

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