Fulham penalty pain sees punter turn £1 into £2,500 off 14-fold acca

Just put your foot through it!


Most punters love nothing more than a small stake bet on a big odds acca on the weekend’s games and when they come off, they are more spectacular than Jack Grealish’s latest dive.

That’s exactly what happened for one of our punters from Aylesbury, England as they beat off odds of 2,528/1 to score a wonderful windfall on a fantastic 14-fold acca last Saturday. Our winner picked teams from four different leagues and three different countries to land the loot, and it’s a bet that still has our traders scratching their heads.

The plucky punt saw our victor pick up £2,529 off just a £1 stake and included matches from the Premier League, the Championship, La Liga and the Bundesliga. Like we always say, there was drama along the way, but even we couldn’t have predicted how it finally came up. Let’s tell you how it was netted.

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We start our journey around Europe in Spain as our winner picked three games in La Liga and thankfully, the trio succeeded without too much fuss. Barcelona kicked-off the beautiful bet in five fine fashion, battering Real Betis 5-2 at the Nou Camp thanks to a brace from Lionel Messi and strikes from Ousmane Dembele, Antonie Griezmann and Pedri.

Sevilla needed a retaken penalty from Lucas Ocampos to beat a game Osasuna side at home 1-0 and our customer will have been grateful to VAR for spotting that Sergio Herrera Pirón was off his line saving Ocampos’ first attempt, gifting the Argentine a second chance from the spot. Later in the evening, Atletico Madrid secured another leg on the betslip as they hammered Cadiz at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano 4-0, with a double from young superstar Joao Felix added to by Marcos Llorente and Luis Suarez.

Robert Lewandowski

A quick hop to Germany was next on the flight plan and easy successes for Hertha Berlin, Union Berlin and RB Leipzig kept the ball rolling on our victor’s bet. Hertha secured a 3-0 success away at Augsburg’s WWK Arena, Union walloped Armina Bielefeld 5-0 at home and Leipzig moved to second in the Bundesliga with a 3-0 triumph over Freiburg at the Red Bull Arena.

Lastly in the Bundesliga, the Der Klassiker derby between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich was down for decision and our punter went with the Champions League holders to come out on top. Nerves must have been jangling when Marco Reus gave Dortmund the lead just before half-time, but Hans-Dieter Flick’s men hit back with three strikes from David Alaba, Robert Lewandowski and Leroy Sane. Erling Haaland continued his good form to make it 3-2 with seven minutes to go, but the home side couldn’t find a leveller and Bayern picked up a huge win over their title rivals.

Then our bet went back to England for four more match-ups in the Championship. Stoke surprisingly took the spoils with a 3-0 away victory over league leaders Reading in the early kick-off, in what was one of the best calls on our winner’s slip. Blackburn Rovers and Nottingham Forest also did their parts by bettering Queens Park Rangers and Wycombe Wanderers respectively.

But, Watford made our winner sweat a bit after sharing five second-half goals with newly-promoted Coventry City at Vicarage Road. The Sky Blues lead 2-1 with two goals in 60 seconds in the 64th minute, however, William Troost-Ekong equalised for The Hornets two minutes later and the much-coveted Ismaila Sarr won the game (3-2) with a penalty seven minutes from time.

That left three games from the Premier League remaining to claim the cash and Manchester United did their job landing a 3-1 victory at Goodison Park over Everton, easing the pressure slightly on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the process. Stamford Bridge was our next port of call and Frank Lampard’s men were jolted into life after David McGoldrick gave Sheffield United the lead inside the first 10 minutes. Chelsea found the answers though, and through Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Timo Werner to pick up a 4-1 success over The Blades.

We’ve saved the best for last as it all came down to the evening kick-off between West Ham and Fulham at the London Stadium. It looked for all the world as if Tomas Soucek had nabbed the three points for the home outfit when his cool finish had The Hammers in front in stoppage time. The drama didn’t end there, as new signing Said Benrahma toppled Fulham’s Tom Cairney inside the West Ham box with time almost up to give Scott Parker’s men a chance to level it.

But a shocking Panenka attempt from Ademola Lookman in the 98th minute landed harmlessly into Lukas Fabianski’s grateful arms and Fulham left with absolutely nothing from the game. That result for West Ham meant that our victor had beaten whopping odds to secure a winning total off £2,529 and it left out bean counters asking the same question as Cottagers’ fans, ‘why didn’t he just put his foot through the ball?’


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