Arsenal Fan Cheering Despite Defeat As He Bags £31,638.47
Arsenal may have been defeated by Manchester United on Sunday, but there was one Gooner who was celebrating well into the early hours. An Irish William Hill punter (and avid Arsenal fan) from Stockport bagged a whopping £31,638.47 from a £10 stake. The punter, who usually bets £10 a week on the football, put all of his eggs in one basket and predicted 14 games in which both teams would score including Arsenal's 2-1 defeat to United.
The 28 year old punter has only lived in the UK for 7 months and chose to do the ‘Will Both Teams Score?' coupon for the very first time on Sunday. "This is the first time that I have played this coupon and I will certainly be having a little punt on it next weekend."
The ‘Will Both Teams Score?' coupon is one of William Hill's fastest growing coupons despite only having been around for just over two years. "The coupon is incredibly popular because the bet lasts for 90 minutes of each match," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly. The bet paid out at odds of 3163/1 and is the largest payout that Hills have made on that coupon this season.
"About a year ago, we had a horrific weekend where every Premier League team scored and this is our biggest pay out on this coupon since then," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
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