9-timer comes in to finish off Paddy’s season

paddypoweritaPaddy Power may be forced to cancel its summer vacation to Brazil, after one shrewd punter landed a €577,000 (£470,000) accumulator on the final day of an enthralling 2013/14 Premier League season.

The operator’s blog and Punting Hall of Fame reveals that a Leinster customer staked €1,000 (£815) on a nine-fold, including seven wins and two draws in the Fulham vs. Palace and Man Utd and Southampton encounters.

True to form, the novelty and famed bookie said: “This punter is probably going to be suffering from a night’s partying tomorrow, but it’s nothing compared to Paddy’s pain when the bean-counters have their Monday morning meeting!”

But that hasn’t stopped the online sportsbook provider from offering outright betting odds for the new season, which kicks off in 95 days on Saturday 16th August. Current champions Man City are 15/8 favourites, Chelsea are 9/4, while in a surprising move, arch rivals Man Utd and Liverpool are joint third at 11/2, indicating the necessary rebuilding job needed at Old Trafford and the Merseysiders’ defensive frailties. The countdown to the World Cup is well and truly on. Thirty days, tick-tock.

Meanwhile, Denis Kelly, Stan James CEO, reflected on a whirlwind 38 match race for the title: “Bit of a roller coaster season for us. Good on the premiership especially with Man United woes also some great results like Sunderland drawing with City and beating Chelsea and United.

“Some very bad weekends where all the fancied teams won and led to big accumulator payouts. Champions league was also bad for us over the season. Ante Post bets were not good also as we had a number of high staking punters who went for Man City at 5/1 when it looked like the title was between Liverpool and Chelsea.”

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