An £8k win for punter from big FA Cup Third Round Upsets

Punter cashes in on FA Cup upsets


The FA Cup third round was a cracker this season with upsets happening all over the place, such as League One side Gillingham taking out Premier League side Cardiff. There was an even bigger shock in south Wales as League Two side Newport knocked out former Premier League champions Leicester.

24-year-old Laura Ward from Sheffield collected a great return of £8,800 from Betfred off a £1 bet on FA Cup giant-killers. From a five-fold accumulator with the small stake, the punter had picked four big underdogs in the bet, the exception being Millwall who was taking on fellow Championship side Hull and was 6/5 to get the win.

The four underdog picks that Ward had selected was League Two’s Oldham taking a win at Premier League side Fulham at 9/1, League One’s Doncaster getting the better of Championship side Preston at 3/1, non-league side Barnet beating Sheffield United, and that win for Newport over Leicester City.

Laura said: “I studied the Seventh Heaven coupon for about an hour and went for all the underdogs apart from Millwall beating Hull.

“I still can’t believe it, to win so much that could well transform my life for the sake of just £1 – it’s amazing!”

Betfred boss Fred Done said: “The third round might be fun for some people but it cost me well over half a million, with so many shock results and football fans like Laura picking my pocket with such tiny stakes.

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