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Top 5 very unlucky football bets


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1. £1MILLION from a £10 bet if Bolton had beaten Liverpool and they even turned down a £15,000 cash out option!

A punter placed a £10 bet on five results that would have won £1million
Four came in, including Manchester City losing to Middlesbrough
Saturday’s late kick-off between Liverpool and Bolton saw him lose the bet
But they still got rewarded with four free bets and an FA Cup final invite
For one unfortunate gambler, Saturday’s extraordinary round of FA Cup results will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.
The punter had placed a £10 accumulator bet with a bookmaker on five games, with the odds stacked so heavily against them they would have taken £1million had it been successful.
The odds of all five results occurring were so high, the gambler was given odds of a 1,000,000/1. Here is how close he came:
BET: Crystal Palace to beat Southampton
RESULT: Crystal Palace 3-2 WIN
BET: Middlesbrough to beat Manchester City
RESULT: Middlesbrough 2-0 WIN
BET: Leicester City to beat Tottenham
RESULT: Leicester 2-1 WIN
BET: Reading to beat Cardiff City
RESULT: Reading 2-1 WIN
BET: Bolton to beat Liverpool, both sides to score
Four out of five results had, unbelievably come in the only game remaining was Saturday’s late kick-off at Anfield where Liverpool faced championship side Bolton.
A victory for Neil Lennon’s team, with both sides hitting the back of the net, was all that was required for the most astounding of bets to have landed.
And the customer clearly felt their luck was in, as they rejected a £15,000 offer to cash-out before proceedings began at Anfield.
Agonisingly, there was not enough magic left in the cup for Bolton to emerge victorious.
The game finished 0-0, with the unfortunate gambler left stunned at would could have been won.
The bookmakers, meanwhile, breathed an almighty sigh of relief.

2. £506,000 lost by one second

An unfortunate better from Oldham, who didn’t want his name to be published, had placed a 20p accumulator made up of a number of unlikely results in League Cup matches, including Brentford to draw 2-2 with Chelsea, Oldham to claim a history 3-2 victory over Liverpool and St Mirren to win against Celtic – all three of which he correctly predicted.
The final game on his slip was Leeds vs Tottenham, which he predicted to end as a 3-1 victory for Leeds. While Leeds taking the win came as a surprise, they struggled to find the final goal which would have confirmed the £506,000 windfall.
They would find the back of the net for a third time, as Tottenham willed their players, including goalkeeper Brad Friedel, forward for a corner in the dying seconds of the game. The ball fell to Rodolph Austin, who took a shot at the empty net from a distance. It went in, but Friend had blown the whistle just one second earlier, costing the mystery punter a lot of money.

3. £187,000 lost by one goal

Factory worker Kevin Wint, 31, must’ve felt like the luckiest man in the world when 14 of the 15 results on his £1 accumulator came in, leaving him just 90 minutes away from a £187,000 jackpot. The final game to be played would see Swansea visit Manchester United in the FA Cup, with Wint needing a draw to emerge victorious. Considering The Swans hadn’t claimed a victory at Old Trafford in 82 years, the odds appeared to be in his favour.
With the game tied at 1-1 approaching the final whistle, the money was almost in his bank account. That is, until Wilfried Bony popped up in the 89th minute to hand Swansea a 2-1 victory, breaking the record and the unfortunate punter’s heart simultaneously.

4. £108,000 lost by narrow margins

Feeling lucky, an anonymous better from Inverness, Scotland decided to throw some money on a Premier League accumulator. His betting slip contained three bets – Tottenham to beat Reading, Newcastle to draw with Everton and Arsenal to beat French club Montpellier HSC 3-1 in their Champions League group stage clash.
Tottenham claimed a 3-1 victory over Reading on the Sunday, Everton vs Newcastle ended as a 2-2 draw on the Monday, which left the hopeful punter sweating for 24 hours until Arsenal kicked off their European campaign.
The early stages of the game were extremely open, with Montpellier’s Younes Belhanda opening the scoring after just nine minutes, before Lukas Podolski and Gervinho scored two quick-fire goals to put Arsenal ahead. At 2-1 after just 18 minutes, the game looked in danger of finishing at a much higher score than 3-1. However, being forced to endure an agonising 72 minute wait, the punter would watch his £108,000 profit slip away with Arsenal’s third goal nowhere in sight.

5. £1,000,000 lost by one manager

David Moyes was meant to be the next Sir Alex Ferguson. Hand-picked by the legendary Scottish manager himself to take over the Manchester United hot-seat when he retired back in 2013, the former-Everton boss was meant to lead the club into the next chapter of their trophy-laden history.
We all knew that whoever took over would struggle to fill Ferguson’s boots, given that he was arguable the most successful manager of all time, but few predicted that he would be quite so terrible. How was an unfortunate pensioner from Wales to know that Moyes would oversee the Red Devils’ worst ever Premier League campaign?
Having bet £1 on 15 of the games to be played on the third week of the 2013/14 Premier League campaign, the unknown better was set to scoop a massive £1 million if all 15 results came in.
14 did, and with United having picked up four points in their first two games, they appeared capable of toppling Liverpool at Anfield to produce the biggest accumulator payout of all time. However, with Moyes struggling to spur United on, the club fell to a costly 1-0 defeat. Thankfully, the punter still picked up £72,000 for his 14 correct predictions, but it was chump change compared to what he could have won.

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