On The Ball with an 18-Fold Accumulator

On The Ball with an 18-Fold Accumulator A lucky / skilful punter has overcome staggering odds by correctly predicting 3 goals or more in 18 separate European football games spanning over a two week period. The now considerably wealthier individual placed a meager ten pounds on this unlikely bet and must have been on the edge of his seat while watching the final game of his accumulator between Austria Wien and AC Milan, which was effectively an all or nothing outcome for him. The finger of fortune continued to point in the right direction though and the game ended up being something of a goalfest (Austria Wien 1 – Milan 5). The list of all of the punters bets brings home just how unlikely this series of events was:

Man City 5 Liverpool 0

Leicester 1 Chelsea 2

Stoke 2 Man Utd 2

Everton 0 Spurs 3

Juventus 3 Chievo 0

Lazio 4 Milan 1

Barcelona 3 Juventus 0

Celtic 0 PSG 5

Chelsea 6 Qarabag 0

Man Utd 3 Basel 0

Feyenoord 0 Man City 4

Liverpool 2 Sevilla 2

Real Madrid 3 APOEL 0

Shakhtar 2 Napoli 1

Spurs 3 Dortmund 1

Bayern Munich 3 Anderlecht 0

Bologna 0 Napoli 3

Austria Wien 1 Milan 5

I place a fair few bets at sport.netbet.co.uk and this guy’s luck has spurred me on! As is to be expected, there were one or two close calls, including a 90th minute goal in the Bayern Munich match. It must have been real edge of your seat stuff for the lucky winner. In a further stroke of good luck (because clearly this person is in need of more luck!!), he decided to opt for an ‘odds boost’ feature and so instead of winning almost £60,000 his eventual winnings were £80,908. Talk about not being able to put a foot wrong. Someone is certainly smiling down upon this fellow!


Royal Ascot Multiple Bet

Royal Ascot Multiple Bet The five-day Royal Meeting at Ascot is already underway but, with plenty of high class action still to come and several purported ‘good things’ yet to come under starters’ orders, we’ve had a look at prospects for later in the week and put together a potentially lucrative multiple bet.

On Friday, the Master of Ballydoyle, Aidan O’Brien, looks to hold all the aces in the two Group One feature races of the day, the Commonwealth Cup and the Coronation Stakes, and in the preceding Group Two King Edward VII Stakes.

In the King Edward VII Stakes (3.05), Japan was beaten 5¾ lengths when only fourth of eight behind Telecaster in the Dante Stakes on his seasonal debut at York in May. However, stepped up to a mile-and-a-half for the first time at Epsom two weeks later, he showed the benefit of that run – his first for 228 days – when staying on well to snatch third place, beaten half-a-length and a nose, behind stable companion Anthony Van Dyck. A repeat performance should be good enough and, having won on heavy going as a juvenile, any softening of the ground shouldn’t hinder his chances.

The Commonwealth Cup (3.40), which O’Brien won with Caravaggio in 2017, looks best left to 2,000 Guineas fifth, Ten Sovereigns, who won the Group One Middle Park Stakes, over 6 furlongs, at Newmarket as a juvenile and should be suited by a return to sprinting on a testing course like Ascot. He won on good to yielding going at the Curragh last September so, while he probably doesn’t want it bottomless, a little rain shouldn’t do him any harm.

Last, but by no means least, the Coronation Stakes (4.20) looks to provide an excellent opportunity for Hermosa, already a dual 1,000 Guineas winner, to complete a hat-trick. The daughter of a Galileo was a comfortable 4-length winner from Pretty Pollyana at the Curragh last month and is another who shouldn’t be inconvenienced by any rain that falls.

Selections: Ascot 3.05 Japan (7/4), Ascot 3.40 Ten Sovereigns (13/8), Ascot 4.05 Hermosa (11/10) 5-point Win Treble