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Norwich Championship title land punters £1,600 success

9th May 2019 / lee
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The made their fans wait until the final day of the season, but Norwich bagged themselves the Championship title. Thanks to the Canaries flying high, one punter (and Canaries fan) pocketed more than £1,600 on their success.

73-year-old Trevor Milton had packed three different bets across the course of the season on Norwich finishing in first place this season in the second tier.

Just a few games into the season, Milton placed a £5 each way on them coming out on top, at a price of 50/1. He made a second £25 each-way bet at 40/1, followed by a £20 win-only bet in November when the odds dropped to 4/1.

It wasn’t actually that strong of a start from Norwich this season. They won only one of their first six league games (D2 L3). Two of those loses were at home against West Brom and Leeds, two of the other main contenders who were expected to put down strong title challenges at the start of the season.

After their rocky start, the Canaries went on to lose just three more games across the course of the campaign. They were undefeated in their final fourteen games of the term and they completed the season with a 27 match scoring streak.

They did make their fans sweat in the end. A four-match sequence of draws in the middle of April saw Norwich’s lead at the top dwindle with Sheffield United putting pressure on them. The Blades had the chance to beat them to the title on the final day of the season, but Norwich closed the door on them with an away win at playoff-bound Aston Villa

Business own Mr Milton said: “I liked the youngsters in the squad and the mix of players, and I could see something.

“The league is not that good and I could see the enthusiasm from the youngsters and thought it was worth a punt.”

He said the £1,625 winnings were paid directly into his account by Bet365 at 2 pm on Sunday. Milton explained that he intends to back Norwich to get a top ten finish in the Premier League next season.

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