2017 Sportsbet Novelty Bets
Sportsbet Novelty Previews
In this article, we’ll look at 4 current Sportsbet novelty markets and provide you with a preview of each market with our tips.
Record of the Year
The Grammys for 2017 are coming up shortly and Sportsbet has a market for record of the year. We’ll look at the YouTube views for each song as a betting guide.
Hello – Adele $1.61
Hello by Adele is the best bet at this stage with almost 2 billion views on Youtube
1,865,788,267 views (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQHsXMglC9A)
Formation – Beyonce $2.70
A close second in the betting is Formation by Beyonce. It’s a well liked song on Youtube with only 12,677 dislikes from 19 million views.
19,354,155 views (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDZJPJV__bQ)
Work – Rihanna feat. Drake $11.00
827,554,856 views (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL1UzIK-flA)
7 Years – Lukas Graham $15.00
477,649,982 views (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHCob76kigA)
Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots $21.00
841,117,932 views (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXRviuL6vMY)
Suggested Bet: Hello by Adele is our favourite for this market, 1.8 billion views on Youtube says it all!
I’m a Celebrity Australia
Dane Swan ($2.40) is the current favourite to win “I’m a Celebrity Australia” and footballers have fared well in the past. Brendan Fevola won last season while Rugby league star Paul Harragon finished second. In 2015, former AFL player Barry Hall finished second to Freddie Flintoff.
Jay Lagaaia, Kris Smith and Casey Donovan are all currently under the $10 mark. Lagaaia is best known for his roles on TV (Playschool) and movies (Star Wars). Kris Smith is a male model from the United Kingdom and Casey Donovan is an Australian singer.
Natalie Bassingthwaighte 13.00
Steve Price 13.00
Nazeem Hussain 15.00
Tom Arnold 21.00
Ash Pollard 21.00
Tziporah Malkah 21.00
Tegan Martin 26.00
Lisa Curry 26.00
Suggested Bet: Dane Swan is a likeable character and should win the 2017 show.
When will Aust. Population reach 25m?
Here is an interesting novelty bet relating to the population of Australia. The population is currently sitting at 24.35 million. The market is currently predicting in either 2018 or 2019, Australia’s population will surpass 25 million people.
The population in 2005 was 20.39 million and in the last 11 years, the population has grown 22.02 per year. Based on the annual growth, it will be a close race between 2018 and 2019.
According to http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/02/15/australias-population-hits-24-million Australia’s population has added the last million in record time compared to other years. The article also states that migrants have significantly contributed to the increase in population. Geographically, Australia is an easier location for south-east Asian countries looking for a new start in Australia so the population should continue to increase.
Suggested Bet: In the end, we would suggest betting on 2018 at $1.80.
2020 or later $11.00
BBC Sports Personality
The BBC Sports Personality of the Year award is an annual event and was created in 1954. Andy Murray won the award in 2016 and is in the market again.
Anthony Joshua $2.50 – Pro boxer Anthony Joshua is the current favourite at $2.50. He has an impressive boxing record of 18 wins from 18 fights. He retained the IBF heavyweight title in December with a 3 round knockout against American Eric Molina.
Andy Murray $6.00 – Last years winner and tennis superstar Andy Murray is the next favourite for the BBC Sports Personality award. Murray was among 5 British athletes recently knighted by the Queen for his tennis acheivements and charity work. Murray had a tough start on the 2017 tennis tour with a fourth round lose at the Australian Open.
Ben Ainslie $8.00 – Ainslie is the most successful sailor in the Olympics having won a medal in the last 5.
Lewis Hamilton $11.00 – Hamilton is a three-time Formula One World Champion and narrowly finished second in 2016.
Johanna Konta $11.00 – Konta is a womens tennis player and she had a highly successful 2016. Konta reached the semi-final at the Australian Open and finished the year in the top 10 WTA rankings.
Chris Froome $11.00
Rory McIlroy $11.00
Mo Farah $11.00
Suggested Bet: With a record of 18-0 in Boxing fights, Anthony Joshua is our best bet and we like Konta as a value bet.