Whilst Tottenham and Liverpool fans would have woken up in a pretty good mood on Thursday morning, their celebrations will have been modest compared to that of one player who is over £10,000 richer after correctly predicting the score in all four Champions League games.
The Rollover prize reached £140,487 by the time the first match kicked off on Tuesday, though our player opted to play two lines at £1 a pop and, as such, was playing for half of the gigantic Jackpot.
On Tuesday night, Barcelona hosted Manchester United whilst Ajax travelled to Turin to take on Juventus. In the first leg, the player had chosen Barca to win 3-0 which they did, courtesy of a first half Lionel Messi brace and a strike from Phillipe Coutinho to seal the win.
Additionally, despite Juventus beginning the match as clear favourites, the player went against the grain by predicting a 2-1 victory for talented Dutch side Ajax. After Ronaldo gave Juve an early lead, Ajax fought back to make it 2-1 with goals from Donny van de Beek and Matthijs de Ligt. Juventus pressed but the Old Lady were unable to find a way through and the match finished that way.
With an initial 86,178 units running, the first two results knocked out 99.5% of them, whittling the pool down to just 407, with both of our players’ half stakes tickets still alive.
On Wednesday night, Liverpool travelled to Porto defending a two goal first leg lead whilst Man City and Tottenham were scheduled for the second of their three battles this month.
The player had absolutely no problem at the Etihad. Having chosen AOH (Any Other Home) as their single selection, they were effectively banking on Manchester City scoring at least four times, something they happily obliged with as early as the 59th minute en route to a dramatic 4-3 win.
In Porto though, the player seemed less certain. This was the match in which they had made two seperate selections; one of them opting for Porto to win by a 2-1 scoreline, the other for Liverpool to win by AOA (Any Other Away).
When Liverpool went 2-0 up early in the second half, it ended the hopes of the first ticket and the player was simply counting on Liverpool netting twice more to make it a night to remember. It took until the 77th minute for them to find their third before Virgil van Dijk popped up in the 84th minute to seal Liverpool a 4-1 victory.
With slightly above seven units left in the pool, our clairvoyant player landed himself £10,075 which will certainly help them to have a fantastic Easter weekend. Congratulations!