Sometimes those big bold bets do indeed pay off. A Stevenage man has collected a pretty cool £40,000 return from a huge bet struck at Betfred on Saturday, November 3rd action. The wager was a 14-fold acca which covered matches from five division across England and Scotland.
Nick Lavranos nailed the lucky Saturday by selecting some bankers in the wager and then decided to rely on his knowledge to piece the rest of the bet together, leaning heavily on favourites for the wager. One of them was backing Newcastle to get their first league win of the season as they faced Watford, while West Ham struck in the second half of their game to beat Burnley.
The biggest drama of all in the bet was from the Blackburn v QPR match from the Championship. Bradley Dack struck a penalty kick just the minutes from time for Rovers to keep the bet alive, while Barnsley got a late one at home against Southend in League One, also three minutes from time.
Stevenage, the hometown club of Lavranos left it late to triumph over Oldham in their game while he relied on Celtic to win the top-duel with Hearts in the Scottish Premiership.
The Bet In Full – £5 stake returns £39,130
Everton 8/15 to beat Brighton
Newcastle 11/8 to beat Watford
West Ham 8/11 to beat Burnley
Blackburn 5/4 to beat QPR
Brentford 10/11 to beat Millwall
Derby 5/6 to beat Birmingham
Nottm Forest 7/4 to beat Sheffield United
Barnsley 2/3 to beat Southampton
Sunderland 2/3 to beat Plymouth
Lincoln 2/3 to beat Forest Green
Stevenage 11/8 to beat Oldham
Tranmere 6/5 to beat Exeter
Celtic 1/4 to beat Hearts
Motherwell 8/11 to beat Dundee
Landing a big accumulator win is not an easy thing at all at the best of times. Usually, there is some very late drama deep into stoppage time at the end of a leg or two. For a Ladbrokes punter over the weekend, a dramatic 45th-minute goal rescued a bet to land a £21,000 acca win.
The Ladbrokes punter had seven of their eight legs winning from a bet on all eight to be winning at the half time break in Saturday 3pm kick offs. The late drama in the half which saved the bet was at Bramall Lane when Sheffield United’s Billy Sharp popped up at the back post to net against Wigan in the final minute of the half.
Elsewhere, halftime leads for Nottingham Forest, Peterborough United, Colchester United, Wrexham, AFC Fylde, Newport County and Sunderland ensured the punter pocketed a whopping £21,224.72.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “What a weekend our plucky punter had. Sheffield United Billy Sharp played a huge part in this success story but full credit goes to the brains behind this bet!”
BET SLIP IN FULL
To be winning at half-time
Nottingham Forest (v Leeds) – 4/1
Peterborough (v Burton) – 5/2
Colchester (v Lincoln) – 27/10
Wrexham (v Chesterfield) – 13/5
AFC Fylde (v Maidenhead United) – 15/8
Newport County (v Morecambe) – 31/20
Sunderland (v Southend) – 17/10
Sheffield United (v Wigan) – 13/10
TOTAL STAKE – £2
TOTAL RETURNS – £21,224.72
The international break may turn off some punters, but while the recent friendly matches and Nations League stuff was going on, there was plenty of lower league action in England and Scotland going on.
One Ladbrokes punter from Dundee landed a big £84,000 return from a seven-fold accumulator during the recent international break. All of the selections were Match Outright & Both Teams To Score selections.
That’s really pushing things to a difficult level. The teams backed for a win across the bets was Portsmouth, Colchester United, Newport County, Northampton Town, Solihull Moors, Dundee United and Elgin City.
All of the matches were from 3 pm selections and nearing the conclusion of the action, only five of the seven selections were winning. But Andy Williams netted a 97th winner for Northampton, while Newport scored even later in the 98th minute to give the punter the win.
The better scooped a grand total of £84,843.73 from the £5 stake.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “It was very much a weekend for favourite-backers in the lower leagues of football across the UK and while plenty of accas landed, this has to be the biggest and best we’ve seen for some time.”
Portsmouth to beat Wimbledon & Both Teams to Score
Colchester to beat Crawley & Both Teams to Score
Newport to beat Stevenage & Both Teams to Score
Northampton to beat Forest Green & Both Teams to Score
Solihull Moors to beat Ebbsfleet & Both Teams to Score
Dundee United to beat Partick & Both Teams to Score
Elgin to beat Cowdenbeath & Both Teams to Score
TOTAL STAKE – £5
TOTAL RETURNS – £84,843.728
There was a mega accumulator landed on Sunday at Sky Bet as the winner walked away with over £33,000 from just a £2.39 stake.
The wager was built of one both teams to score bet and then the rest were full-time results and both teams to score options. The odds were an impressive 13,991/1 with the punter’s £2.39 stake returning £33,439.02.
Naturally, you are not going to land a big bet like this without a scare. The big one in this bet was a winner for Anderlecht over Standard Liege in the fourth minute of stoppage time.
Anderlecht 2-1 Standard Liege
Cercle Brugge 2-5 Genk
Lyon 4-2 Marseille
Rennes 1-3 Paris Saint-Germain
Rangers 5-1 St Johnstone
Levante 2-6 Sevilla
Lazio 4-1 Genoa
Torino 1-3 Napoli
Eintracht Frankfurt 1-1 RB Leipzig (BTTS only)
Need some inspiration that those big bets can come in? Well, look no further than to what happened to a Ladbrokes punter last week. They returned a big win of £11k after a £1.30 seventeen-fold acca.
It was a staggering bet made up from unpredictable Europa League match day one group stage fixtures. The bet was a mix of full-time scores, both teams to score and over 1.5 goals selections.
Some of the more popular options were Chelsea to beat FC PAOK and Celtic to beat Rosenborg. But there were some less predictable results in there such as FC Krasnodar to beat Akhisar Belediyespor and FC BATE Borisov to beat Vidi FC.
The bet was almost a non-starter with the first leg of the bet almost going down. That was a fixture between Stade Rennes and FK Jablonec. The punter had selected a home win but the fixture was level at 1-1 at 90 minutes, but the luck of the punter kicked off as Stade Rennes netted a dramatic late penalty to take the win. All of the sixteen following selections came up to land the incredible win.
Bet in Full
FC Krasnodar to beat Akhisar Bld Spor
Besiktas Istanbul to beat Sarpsborg
FC Dynamo Kiev v FC Astana – over 1.5 goals
Chelsea to beat PAOK
Lazio to beat Apollon Limassol
Eintracht Frankfurt to win OR draw v Marseille
Rapid Vienna v Spartak Moscow – over 1.5 goals
Sevilla v Standard Liege – both teams to score
Stade Rennes to beat FK Jablonec
BATE to beat Vidi FC
Villarreal v Rangers – both teams to score
FX Zurich to beat AEK Larnaca
Celtic to beat Rosenberg
AC Milan to beat Dudelange
FC Copenhagen v Zenit St Petersburg – over 1.5 goals
Dinamo Zagreb v Fenerbahce – over 1.5 goals
Bayer Leverkusen to beat Ludogorets Razgrad
There was a stunning seven-fold acca success by a punter at Paddy Power on the weekend. This was all from Saturday’s action and with the first six legs having been successfully completed everything was left riding on Saturday evenings clash between Milan and Swansea from the English tiers.
The punter had played a Both Teams To Score acca with earlier Championship games of Brentford v Nottingham Forest, Hull v Derby, Sheffield United v Aston Villa having all returned, along with as League One’s Southend v Charlton, Cheltenham v Colchester plus Oldham v Crawley in League Two.
Swansea had gone down to ten men at The Den after just five minutes which lowered their chances of getting on the board. It was Millwall who got the opener though against the depleted Swans and really should have closed out the game.
For the punter it was a good job that the Lions did not shut up shop as Swansea sub Kyle Naughton got them an equalizer and completed the punter’s bet. Swansea actually fought back to win the game to land a £16,000 return, not that the win had any bearing on the bet by then.