Punter Hits Jackpot As All Premier League Teams Score
A Dublin football punter became part of history when they correctly predicted that all 20 teams in the Premier League’s mid-week fixtures would score in their respective clashes.
The monster 10 selection both teams to score accumulator had a total stake of €15 and were on; Bournemouth v Huddersfield (20/23), Brighton v Crystal Palace (21/20), West Ham v Cardiff (3/4) and Watford v Manchester City (20/23) on Tuesday and on Wednesday, Burnley v Liverpool (Evens), Everton v Newcastle (10/11), Fulham v Leicester (8/11), Wolves v Chelsea (5/6), Manchester United v Arsenal (8/15) and Tottenham v Southampton (5/6).
It was a nervous wait on Tuesday for the punter to see if their accumulator would survive the first leg of fixtures with Cardiff, Crystal Palace and Watford all scoring their only goals in the closing 10 minutes.
On Wednesday things went relatively smoothly until Tottenham v Southampton. Spurs were 3-0 up after 55 minutes and it looked like all was lost for our ambitious Dub until Charlie Austin’s strike in the 93rd minute hit the back of the net seeing the match finish 3-1.
The accumulator defied the odds when all 20 teams sought the back of the net, ensuring a €6,505 windfall for this intuitive punter.
The first and only other time 20 top-flight clubs both scored in the same block of fixtures was in November 2010, seeing the mid-week scoring madness become the second time in history the Premier League has had every team score across two days.