PICKING a winning treble is hard enough, right?
Clearly not for this William Hill customer, who defied the odds by correctly predicting 25 results across several football leagues to scoop £19,575!
This lucky punter predicted the result of 25 football matchesGETTY
The bettor stuck a fiver on a 25-leg accumulator at odds of 3915-1 on Thursday.
The flush customer picked games from leagues in England, Scotland, Spain, Greece, Portugal, India, Italy, Turkey and Belgium.
They patiently watched and waited for five full days until the final winner was eventually declared on Monday evening.
Plain sailing? Absolutely not.
Thursday’s selections were simple enough, but the accumulator was in peril on Friday evening as Burnley took on West Brom in the Championship.
The Clarets were losing until the 75th-minute when Nathan Tella and Scott Twine turned things around in the space of 12 minutes.
At roughly the same time, Pedro Porro tucked away a 95th-minute penalty to give Sporting Lisbon a 2-1 victory over Vizela.
Friday ticked off (JUST), now time for Saturday.
William Hill odds
Sheffield Wednesday – 4/9
Plymouth – 8/15
Manchester City – 2/11
Villarreal – 8/11
Barcelona – 2/13
Apoel Nicosia – 2/13
AEK Athens – 1/5
Al-Nassr – 2/11
Sheffield United – 8/13
Burnley – 21/20
Sporting Lisbon – 2/7
Hyderabad – 4/7
Celtic – 1/40
Mumbai City – 1/14
Fenerbahce – 3/20
Atletico Madrid – 4/11
Juventus – 8/13
Atalanta – 7/20
Mamelodi Sundowns – 4/5
Rangers – 1/3
Napoli – 2/7
Braga – 4/9
Porto – 2/5
Galatasaray – 7/20
Union Saint-Gilloise – 4/9
Braga were 4-9 favourites to beat rock-bottom Pacos Ferreira but required a 98th-minute penalty to secure a dramatic 2-1 win.
There must have been a temptation to cash out at this point, but our lucky punter held their nerve to embark on a bonkers Sunday.
However, they must have been regretting their decision in the 100th minute of Villarreal vs Girona after seeing Gerard Moreno miss a penalty seven minutes earlier.
But with the score level at 1-1, Villarreal were awarded another spot-kick which Dani Parejo tucked away in the 101st minute.
An hour later, AEK required a 92nd-minute winner to justify odds of 1-5.
Everything now rests on Monday’s clash between Umraniyespor and Fenerbahce, which was suitably insane.
Favourites Fenerbahce took a 2-1 lead courtesy of an own goal in the 89th-minute, but disaster struck in the 98th-minute when Umraniyespor equalised.
That’s it, bet gone… or was it? VAR then got involved and disallowed the goal for a foul and Fenerbahce held on for a 2-1 victory.
William Hill Spokesperson, Lee Phelps, said: “It’s pretty rare that five or six-team accumulators come off, so when we saw a 25-leg one cop on Sunday, we had to take our hat off to the lucky punter.
“They managed to correctly predict the results of 25 matches across several leagues around the world and they must have felt pretty chuffed having turned £5 into over £19k!”
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