A Bet365 customer has made a £3,575 profit off a £25 stake after predicting an ambitious double on Tuesday night’s Champions League action.
After Liverpool beat Red Star Belgrade 4-0 at home last month, few saw a 2-0 defeat to the Serbian side coming to Jurgen Klopp’s men in the reverse fixture on Tuesday evening.
Bet365 punter Ryan Williams did, though, with the leg first of a 144/1 double coming in early as Red Star overwhelmed their Premier League opponents in the early kick-off (5.55pm).
Red Star were 11/1 to win before kick-off, but that didn’t put off Williams, who even had the audacity to double up with another 11/1 shot – Luuk de Jong to score first for PSV against Tottenham later on Tuesday evening.
Sure enough, former Newcastle United loanee de Jong took just 61 seconds to produce a towering header to hand the Dutch side an early lead at Wembley, although Spurs eventually came from behind to win the game 2-1.
The end result mattered little to Williams though, who explained the method to his madness on Twitter after collecting his winnings as soon as de Jong had broken the deadlock.
“Liverpool players flapped it and Luuk de Jong bangs headers on a pitch where you can’t play it on the floor, seemed reasonable,” he Tweeted.
With over 4,500 ‘likes’ on his original Twitter post revealing his betslip, Williams’ tweet has pretty much gone viral.
Meanwhile, the shock defeat to Red Star was Liverpool’s second in as many games in the Champions League, leaving last year’s finalists in danger of exiting this year’s competition at the group stages.
Napoli, who beat Liverpool at home in the previous matchday, held PSG in Tuesday’s other Group C game, meaning the table is finely poised with all four teams capable of advancing to the knockout stages.
With PSG (away) and Napoli (home) still to play, the uncertainty surrounding Liverpool’s campaign has seen their Champions League betting odds to win the tournament drift from 8/1 out to 12/1.
Current holders Real Madrid – who beat Liverpool in last year’s final – are also given a 12/1 chance of winning it again amid what appears to be a transitional season following the departures of Cristiano Rinaldo and manager Zinedine Zidane.
As for Tottenham, Harry Kane’s late brace against PSV saw his side come back from the brink of elimination to provide themselves hope of reaching the last 16.
Spurs are third in Group B, three points behind Inter Milan, who they welcome to Wembley next time out.
A win over the Italians will put the sides level on points going into the final round of fixtures, when Tottenham travel to Barcelona as Inter host PSV on December 11.
With Barcelona being 1/100 to win Group B, it’s essentially a straight fight for second between Tottenham and Inter.
Since Inter already have seven points on the board compared to Tottenham’s four, the bookmakers are siding with the Serie A outfit, making them 1/6 to qualify from Group B, with Spurs given a 7/2 chance.
In the outright tournament winner market, Tottenham are 100/1 outsiders with Bet365, while three-time winners Inter (1964, 1965, 2010) are priced at 66/1.