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Money-buyers burnt again in amazing weekend of football

Punters thinking they were getting free money late in the game between Everton and Aston Villa yesterday were sadly mistaken.

Betfair summary of the last two minutes

Villa lead 2-1, one minute of stoppage time to go:

• Villa trade at 1.04 (1-25)
• Draw trades at 26 (25-1)

Everton equalise and there's less than a minute of stoppage time to go:

• Draw trades at 1.01 (1-100) for over £124,000
• £14 is traded on Villa at odds of 440 (439-1)

Ashley Young scores last-gasp goal


And that wasn't the only one. In Spanish, two matches ended up drawn 3-3 after one team (Osasuna vs Valladolid and Getafe vs Villarreal) went 3-0 ahead. Haven't seen the figures yet but there would have to be carnage at 1.01 or 1.02 there too.

It's never over 'til it's over and there is no such thing as 'free money'! If you've backed the team that was leading, never be afraid to lay some of it off at a very short price. It will cost you hardly anything, and will maintain your sanity!

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  1. You've just got to love in-running trading!

    Richard
    www.100betting.co.uk

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