Punter Misses Out On £33,000 From £2 Bet On One Goal

The return of Premier League and Championship football falling on the same weekend as pay day meant the return to weekly accumulators for many of us and will have led one fan to be damning his luck.

These last two weeks have been a pain. There's nothing wrong with international football, especially when England are winning and winning well, but it's difficult to get excited about how Spain, Germany or Iceland's qualifying campaign is going.

The best way to care about it is by putting on a bet but even still we were glad that the Premier League, Championship and all other top tier leagues in Europe returned this week.

Of course one of the joys of a weekend of football is the betting, which is much easier when most of the games kick off at 3pm on a Saturday, but one fan in particular might not agree with it being a joy.

No matter how hard your loss at the bookies was on Saturday it's unlikely to be as bad as one punter who had a 16 game acca for over/under 2.5 goals.

From his £2 bet he could possible have won £33,000 but Leicester City's 2-0 win over Bournemouth cost him the huge windfall, via Footy Accumulators:

This must have hurt. Image: Footy Accumulators.
This must have hurt. Image: Footy Accumulators.

When Wes Morgan scored in the 11th minute of the game our better must have thought that game had one of the best chances of earning him the wads of cash on offer.

By the time Jamie Vardy doubled the lead and made certain of the three points for the Foxes they must have been begging for someone, anyone, to pop up with a third in the game.

Alas it wasn't to be as Brendan Rodgers' side picked up three points to put themselves level on points with Wolves whilst Bournemouth stay 10 points clear of the relegation zone.

Scorer Wes Morgan celebrates the win. Image: PA Images
Scorer Wes Morgan celebrates the win. Image: PA Images

No matter what's happened to your bet this weekend, and Gillingham ruined my £125, there's a very good chance that you won't be anywhere near as annoyed as our one better.

What's your nearest miss to a big payout on a weekly accumulator?

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

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