The new Premier league year has gone off with a bang for some of our punters – despite results going against them on Wednesday night.
First, Watford raced into an early lead thanks to a brace from bustling Troy Deeney in the opening half hour of their trip to Bournemouth.
That meant all Hornets backers could breath a sigh of relief when all hell broke loose before half time because we pay out on any team to win in the Premier League and La Liga whenver they go two up!
So the fact they went in 3-3 at the break didn’t matter to anyone having Javi Gracia’s men at kick off as we’d already stumped up on them winning the game!
The sides spent more time kicking each other than the ball in the second half, so it finished all square, so anyone who was on the draw got paid out too.
All in all, we were stung to the tune of £155,000 by the Cherries fightback. That leaves a sour taste.
But worse was to come in West Ham v Brighton. The Seagulls were gliding along at 2-0 on the hour mark with goals from Dale Stephens and Ireland’s most naturally gifted finisher Shane Duffy.
Paying out early didn’t look too much of a risk there, right?
Chris Hughton’s charges threw their lead away quicker than that Christmas jumper goes to the charity shop sack.
Marko Arnautovic put on his most Zlatan-like face and hit two in two minutes to rescue a point for Manuel Pellegrini’s side, as well as bringing in a winner for all those who’d backed this to finish all tied up.
So we were landed with a payout on Brighton and the draw – a whopping £225,000 sum on the game!
Altogether, the comeback’s by both sides added up to an eye-watering £380,000 total return.
That’s more than you’ll have found in your Christmas stocking we’ll wager. It could be an enforced dry January at Power Tower.