Punter lands season-long sevenfold acca

Patience pays off for Irish punter

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Is betting skill or luck? Is it a craftily blended touch of both of those things? Well, whatever stars aligned for one lucky Irish punter, there was an astonishingly outlandish and bold wager which was won.

Last July ahead of the new European domestic action, the Donegal punter had stuck a €20 bet with Boylesports on seven selections for the forthcoming season. Those pics were from the lower ranks of Scottish Football to the Netherlands.

In the bet, Ross County (5/2) were backed to win the Scottish Championship and Peterhead (6/4) to win League Two. Both duly obliged. Bolton’s relegation (4/5) from the Championship was another selection along with a Barnsley top-6 finish in League One (evens).

The MK Dons were backed to finish in the top seven in League Two and then for West Ham to claim a top half of the table finish in the Premier League (11/10). The Hammers did just that, but only thanks to their win over Watford on the final day of the season. That was six out of six.

The final predictions needed to complete the bet, was for Ajax to win the Eredivisie title. They had ended a point from their final game of the season and secured a maximum haul with a 4-1 success over Graafschap to hold off PSV Eindhoven.

With all seven predictions coming true, the punter won an eye-catching total of €5,788.13.

Lawrence Lyons, Spokesperson for Boylesports said: “Congratulations to our Donegal customer for scooping such a tidy amount from selections that didn’t even look that unlikely in retrospect.

“They had to sit on the bet over the whole season, but the wait proved well worth it and their patience has paid off in the best way possible.”

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