Arsenal Lose, But Gunners Fan Wins £32k BetPublished January 25, 2012
Gunners see their last chance at Premiership evaporate, but one online punter is still smiling.
Any chance Arsenal had of winning the English Premier League title evaporated on Sunday when they lost 2-1 to Manchester United, but at least one Gunners’ fan was still smiling after bagging a massive £31,638.47 win from a multi-bet that involved his favourite team.
Will both teams score?
The mad Arsenal fan wagers £10 on football at William Hill each week, and this week put his money into a ‘Will Both Teams Score’ coupon. He selected 14 games in which both teams needed to score, including Arsenal v Man Utd, Tottenham v Man City, and Real Madrid v Athletic Bilbao. And believe it or not, the bet came through.
This lucky 28-year-old punter only moved to Stockport from Ireland, seven months ago, and never in his wildest dreams did he think he would bring this much Irish luck with him. According to the punter, this was the first time he had played the ‘Will Both Teams Score’ coupon, and he will do so again this week in the hope of winning more cash.
Popular combination bets
This coupon is one of the fastest-growing offered by William Hill Sports, despite only having been offered for around two years. According to the online sportsbook, the reason for this is that the bet lasts for all 90 minutes of each match, keeping the punter interested, and that its payouts (in this case 3163/1) are larger than other coupons.
William Hill suffered a horrific weekend last year, when every Premier League team scored on the same weekend, leading it to pay out huge amounts of money to lucky punters, the online betting agency’s spokesman said.
Mobile football offers
William Hill Mobile Sportsbook is also growing, and every football bet placed on every league via this sportsbook qualifies for three great sports betting promos: “Acca Insurance,” “Bore Draw Money Back,” and “Goalscorer 2nd Chance.”
In Acca Insurance, you place an accumulator and if one team lets you down your stakes are refunded as a free bet. In the bore draw offer, if a match finished nil-nil, your correct score and double result bets are refunded as a free bet. In the goalscorer offer, if your selected first scorer only comes up with the second goal, you are also refunded for a free bet.