Wolves v Crystal Palace Boost – Sky Bet

It’s Wolves v Crystal Palace in the FA Cup Third Round on Friday night and you don’t want to miss this Sky Bet price boost! They’ve enhanced both teams to have 2+ shots on target from 1/8 to a rather nice evens. Translated into matched betting terms, this gives us a risk-free potential profit of £5.60 and here’s how…

Price boost

The maximum stake may vary per customer, but it’s likely to be £10.00.

For a walkthrough of how to lay price boosts, please see my price boosts guide.

Matchbook works best for this offer

For this offer, Matchbook are the best exchange option. Their ‘Enhanced Specials’ market features a range of special bets, making laying bookmaker price boosts a breeze.

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We can calculate our underlay stake using my Matched Betting Calculator. We 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 us that our lay stake should be £10.21…

Sky Bet logo

Place £10.00 on ‘Wolves & Crystal Palace 2+ shots on target each’ @ 2.00 = Potential profit of £10.00

Matchbook logo

Lay £10.21 on ‘2+ Shots On Target For Each Team’ @ 1.431 = Potential liability of £4.40


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

OutcomeSky BetMatchbookProfit/Loss
Bet wins+ £10.00– £4.40£5.60 profit
Bet loses– £10.00+ £10.00£0.00

So, if either team fails to have 2+ shots on target, we’ll break even and there’s no harm done. However, if both teams have 2+ shots on target, we’ll make a nice risk-free profit of £5.60 on this Sky Bet price boost!

Note: If you would prefer to lock in a smaller profit, you can simply use the ‘Standard‘ tab on the calculator for a guaranteed profit of £3.88.

* Wolves had 5 shots on target to Crystal Palace’s 0, resulting in break even on this Sky Bet price boost. *

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Since 2014, I’ve blogged over £85,000 worth of profit, and made it my mission to make matched betting accessible to everyone.