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James McClean Goal Wins Ridiculous Bet For Punter

James McClean Goal Wins Ridiculous Bet For Punter

Quick tip for your accumulators this weekend, don't listen to anything I predict. However you should follow one punter who predicted 18 results during the international 'break' to land himself some big money.

Three big parts of many football fans weekends are the weekly accumulator, fantasy football and one of television's score update services to bring it all together as you sit in front of the tv as the results roll in.

Sky's Soccer Saturday, BT's Score and BBC's Final Score have all become a big factor in any couch supporters weekly diet and they are enhanced by sticking on an acca so you care about the games you wouldn't normally care about.


West Ham 0-0 Everton? That's extremely believable Jeff! Image: PA

One fan clearly didn't care at all about international football so decided to put a daring 18 team accumulator on during the latest round of World Cup qualifiers and it was James McClean's late winner against Wales that won him the money.

As per JOE, the Dublin punter bet just €4.50 on odds of 2000/1 and won a fair amount. Ladbrokes representative Hayley O'Connor spoke to the Irish website about the bet saying:

"This customer must have a crystal ball because just looking at all of those matches would make you dizzy, let alone predict who will win every one of them. Fair play to him. He got change from a fiver after placing the bet and now he's collecting nearly nine thousand euros. That's not bad for a mid-week wager."

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The full list of results shows you just how lucky he was to earn his money:

  • Italy to beat Albania
  • Finland and Turkey to draw
  • Macedonia to beat Liechtenstein
  • Iceland to beat Kosovo
  • Spain to beat Israel
  • Austria to beat Moldova
  • Serbia to beat Georgia
  • Croatia to beat Ukraine
  • Ireland to beat Wales (Wehey!)
  • Belgium to beat Cyprus
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina to beat Estonia
  • France to beat Belarus
  • Greece to beat Gibraltar
  • Hungary to beat the Faroe Islands
  • Latvia to beat Andorra
  • Luxembourg and Bulgaria to draw
  • Netherlands to beat Sweden
  • Portugal to beat Switzerland

That's some betting slip. Image: JOE

I'm willing to bet you won't be this lucky at the weekend, which I guess means you will!

Topics: Ireland, Football News, Gambling, World Cup, Wales, accumulator

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