Fan who backed Premier League underdogs lands bet

January 3rd, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

London, Jan 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An English Premier League fan could not believe his luck when his highly unlikely predictions came to pass. The Everton fan staked five pounds on three underdogs and at the end of the day he walked away with an impressive 7,590 pounds.

The fan predicted that Manchester United will lose their home game against strugglers Blackburn Rovers. He also staked that Chelsea will be beaten at home by Aston Villa while league leaders Manchester City will also lose their game. As impossible as that seems, all three predictions came to pass on the same weekend.

Bookmakers say the odds were 1517-1. Bookmakers William Hill explained that, “To find three of the least predictable results of the season and put them in a virtually impossible treble leaves us very relieved he was only prepared to risk a fiver on the outcome. The Blackburn game saw the biggest winning Premier League odds we have ever offered, 22-1 for them to win at Old Trafford and by adding Sunderland and Villa to the mix, the lucky punter beat odds of 1517-1. It is a little surprising he didn’t add Everton to win at West Brom, which would have boosted his winnings to nearly 20,000 pounds.”

Manchester United lost 2-3 at home against Blackburn Rovers while Chelsea disappointed 1-3 at home against Aston Villa. High flying Manchester City suffered a shock 0-1 loss when they visited Sunderland.

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