Leicester City are two points clear at the top of the Premier League with just 12 games remaining, but their title chances took a bit of a blow after Arsenal came back from 1-0 down to beat them 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium courtesy of a Danny Welbeck header deep into stoppage time.
Despite playing well for the majority of the match, Leicester’s odds of league success have drifted with Paddy Power from 2/1 going into the weekend out to on Monday morning. It’s a small enough move, but one that will put a little slice of doubt into the minds of punters who backed them earlier in the season at monster odds.
One such punter staked £7 on the Foxes to win the league at odds of 1,500/1 back on September 24. At this stage of the season Leicester had won three and drawn three of the season’s opening six games, and sat third in the table.
Just before the hour mark in Sunday’s game, with Leicester 1-0 up at the Emirates but down to 10 men after Danny Simpson’s red card, this punter was offered a cash out of £4,077. And he took it.
Less than half an hour later Arsene Wenger’s side had turned the game on its head with two goals, and moved within two points of the top of the league – moving into favourites for the league in the process.
Could it turn out to be one of the shrewdest cash outs of the season? If Leicester did win the title this PP punter would have stood to pocket more than £10.5k, but both Arsenal and Tottenham () are looming with just two points separating the top three teams.
Whether you think it’s a smart move or a knee-jerk reaction, this punter still has more than £4k in his pocket from a £7 bet. We tip our punting hat to you good sir.