Don't expect to see this too often.
Man United, without Wayne Rooney after a controversial week in the press and faced with piles of abuse from the fans of his former club Everton, lead 3-1 with plenty of time on the clock. 73mins gone and they hit 1.01 on Betfair, nothing unusual about that. £217k was matched at the bottom price, and £17 at 1000 on the draw. Cue the comeback in extra time, Everton score twice within a minute and the money-buyers (punters backing 1.01 in big amounts because it's 'better than bank interest') get burnt big time!
In La Liga, Barcelona are at home to promoted side Hercules. They start incredibly short odds, as was warranted by the gulf in class between the teams....apparently! The minnows were matched between 500 and 700 to win 2-0.
And in the late Championship game, Preston North End, managed by Sir Alex Ferguson's son Darren, lead 3-1 with 6 mins to play, get matched at 1.05 and below for nearly £40k (backers wary after the lunchtime game!). PNE player Billy Jones being sent off for time wasting didn't help, and then the avalanche came.... Burnley, matched for pennies at 500, score three quick goals and win 4-3!
What a day for layers of the short prices in football (not me by the way).
None of this can happen without live betting. It sure spices things up doesn't it?
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