At Paddy Power, we listen to our punters.
But sometimes that backfires on us, as was the case with several winning #WhatOddsPaddy bets over the weekend. A number of our most insightful punters foresaw situations that our traders didn’t, and took us to the cleaners with some astute long-odds requests.
1-1 draw at HT & Chelsea to win by 2 or more – 25/1
This one wasn’t looking great at one stage. With twenty minutes to go, it seemed as if Marco Silva’s Watford might hang on to take a famous three points at Stamford Bridge.
But up stepped Belgian hitman Michy Batshuayi. The forward’s two late goals, along with one from Cesar Azpilicueta, gave the Blues the two goal gap this punter needed to take home the bacon. Presumably, he or she will be raising a glass to Michy this week.
BTTS in 1st half; over 5.5 1st half corners & red card awarded – 40/1
After about half an hour, it looked a foregone conclusion that Everton would have a player sent off against Arsenal. Both Ashley Williams and Idrissa Gana Gueye were on thin ice by the end of the first half, having committed a number of offences.
Williams was withdrawn at the interval (with the score at 1-1), possibly in order to avoid his inevitable red, but Gana duly stepped up and scythed down Granit Xhaka after 68 minutes. And for this punter, the rest is history.
Huddersfield win 2-1; Christopher Schindler to be carded – 80/1
Just the one punter had the foresight to back this one, and he duly raked in the spoils.
David Wagner’s Terriers terrorised Jose Mourinho’s off-key Manchester United, with Huddersfield clinging on for over an hour after scoring two early goals. In truth, they rarely looked like losing despite United’s 78% possession, and Marcus Rashford’s 78th-minute strike was ultimately nothing more than a consolation.
For our special punter, however, it was a glorious moment, with the goal giving him the scoreline needed and helping him put a dent in Paddy’s bank balance.
That, however, wasn’t the only bet placed on Huddersfield beating United by the odd goal in three…
Huddersfield win 2-1; Laurent Depoitre scores – 66/1
After Michy Batshuayi did the business for our earlier punter, another Belgian marksman sent one of our #WhatOddsPaddy requesters into rapture.
Depoitre is something of a journeyman, but has impressed in a number of cameos for his side this season, and his 33rd-minute goal was the nail in United’s coffin on Saturday.
Tottenham win by 3 or more goals & Dele Alli scores – 16/1
When you think about it, this one was never really in doubt. Tottenham are good, Liverpool are terrible, and Dele loves a goal.
After about ten minutes, it was clear that Spurs were going to romp home against the Reds, and they duly did so, pinging four past the hapless Simon Mignolet.
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