The lucky winner placed bets of €20 and €10 on a series of fixtures across Europe, and was thankful for a number of late twists as Monaco scored a 90th-minute equaliser at Paris Saint-Germain, Sampdoria came from two goals down to beat Roma and Borussia Mönchengladbach fought back from a 2-0 deficit to win. Barcelona only drew 1-1 with Real Betis, but Paddy Power gave a ‘justice payout’ as they felt a clear goal had not been given to Luis Enrique’s side.
The punter also held his nerve and decided not to accept a cash-out offer of €33,000 on Tuesday. He would have won nothing if Crystal Palace had failed to beat Bournemouth, and a poll of Paddy Power readers suggested he was wrong to place his faith in an underperforming side.
However, the result went his way as Palace won the Premier League match 2-0. Paddy Power wrote on their website: “It would have been easy to take the money and run rather than rely on Big Sam Allardyce’s men. We put the question to our readers, and the majority urged him to cash out. It’s an incredible punt – with the perfect cocktail of skill, luck and Paddy’s generosity. You Beauty!”
Accumulators are a popular option with many punters as they can offer huge potential rewards for very small stakes, and there are many more football matches all over the world this week to explore if you reckon you can follow in the footsteps of the Dublin winner!