Hurray for the Bundesliga – it’s great having some top football back.
Honestly, the Germans could send a turkey in a shopping trolley to the Eurovision in 2021 and they’re still guaranteed my douze points just for giving us something to pass a Saturday afternoon – and a midweek Wednesday night – watching with their behind-closed-doors top-flight resumption.
It also means I can stop watching table tennis livestreams for the foreseeable. Phew.
Now, we may not all know our schnitzel from our vorsprung durch technik, but a decent punt is the same in any language and whatever the competition.
And some of you found a blinding bet in the midweek German football fixtures this week.
While the traders have been brushing up on their Deutschland knowledge – that’s eating lots of bratwurst from Lidl and trying on some lederhosen fancy dress costumes – they took their eye off the fussball for RB Leipzig versus Hertha Berlin on Wednesday, because quite a few of you spotted a belting offer among our featured #WhatOddsPaddy punts for this game.
64 shrewdies snapped up the 500/1 odds on Hertha Berlin 1+ Goals in Each Half; Hertha Berlin 3+ Corners in Each Half & RB Leipzig 1+ Cards in Each Half bet and took Paddy to the tune of over £56,000 on just this one market alone.
Anyone got Angela Merkel’s number? We might need a bit of a bailout again lads…
You might’ve thought this bet hadn’t a hope – we certainly did – especially as Leipzig had kept seven cleansheets in their last nine games, including a creditable 0-0 draw against Bayern Munich’s title-chasing juggernaut, so Berlin’s hopes of scoring in both halve looked slim, but goals from Marko Grujic and Krzysztof Piatek saw them nab a 2-2 draw as they collected seven total corners, while Leipzig leftback Marcel Halstenberg’s two yellow cards – one in the fourth minute of injury time in the first half – brought in the final leg of this winning punt.
It means that every lucky so-and-so who took up this bet won, on average, over £850 from an average stake of a little under £2!
What odds Paddy, indeed.