We don’t let our #WhatOddsPaddy traders see daylight very often. But in fairness, if they’re given enough bottles of Carabao, Paddy Power Sports Diaries and signed photos of Billy Beane, they don’t tend to complain.
Which is good, because if they fail to perform, the punishments are ruthless and the consequences lasting. This week, it’s bad news for the numbers boys, as several astute punters took them down to Bollocking Town once again.
Here are the pick of the #WhatOddsPaddies this week.
Charlie Austin & Steven Davis score; over 4.5 goals; over 47.5 throw ins & under 10.5 corners – 80/1
A lot of things needed to go right in order for this one to come in. Luckily for two punters, that’s exactly what happened.
With Everton in typically generous form, racing tipster and Southampton footballer Charlie Austin bagged a brace, while Northern Irish tyro Steven Davis netted in the closing minutes against the Toffees as part of a 4-1 rout at St Mary’s.
Good job lads.
Packers-Steelers: Each team to score 2+ TDs in each half – 80/1
Punters who backed this market needed a high-scoring game, and that’s precisely how things panned out in the Steel City.
It finished 31-28, with seven touchdowns scored in total and Big Ben Roethlisberger edging out Aaron Rodgers’ understudy Brett Hundley. Antonio Brown for the Steelers and Jamaal Williams for the Packers did most of the damage, though Xavier Grimble and Randall Cobb also touched down for their teams.
Jamaal Williams & Antonio Brown to score 2+ TDs each – 100/1
Speaking of Brown and Williams, their scoring exploits also helped this 100/1 shot to come in for the four insightful punters who backed it.
The young Williams the experienced Brown were in top form throughout this game, and approaching the final two-minute warning, the Packers running back sealed the deal for this quartet of punters.
For our poor old traders, this game was a hard watch: in total, we were done for a payout of £19,005 here. Someone get the tickling stick.
— NFL (@NFL) November 27, 2017