Dublin punter nets €25,700 with a €15 FA Cup treble

Leicester City's Leonardo Ulloa (L) celebrates with team mate Marcin Wasilewski after scoring against Tottenham Hotspur during their FA Cup fourth round soccer match at White Hart Lane in London, January 24, 2015

One lucky Irish punter picked up a €25,000 pay-out after backing three outsiders in the weekend’s FA Cup action.

The Dubliner put €15 on Leicester to beat Tottenham, Bradford to beat Chelsea and Middlesbrough to beat Manchester City.

The odds worked out at 1,715/1, netting the punter €25,740 for his unlikely treble.

Defying the odds, the bet looked like being all but lost after Chelsea cruised into a two goal lead at home to Bradford, but the visitors achieved an unlikely comeback to win the game 4-2.

Boylesports’ Liam Glynn described the previous weekend as a pricey one for the bookies, but they recouped their losses this time around.


“After suffering a seven-figure loss on the football last weekend, we can breathe a sigh of relief despite the lucky Dublin punter scooping €25,700 from his €15 treble on the underdog teams in the FA Cup,” he said.

“We wish the lucky Dublin punter who defied the odds of 1,715/1 happy spending and are thanking Middlesbrough, Leicester and Bradford for upsetting the short-priced favourites in the cup this weekend.”

The shock exits of three ‘banker’ teams sees Arsenal installed as the bookies’ favourites to regain the trophy at 11/4 followed by Manchester United (3/1) and Liverpool (11/2).

West Ham are 8/1 while Rochdale and Cambridge are both at 500/1.