But even we have to take our hats off to this Portuguese punter who for the princely sum of 20 cent managed to pull Paddy’s pants down with a 16-team acca on the weekend’s continental footie, FA Cup final and friendly internationals.
And to rub salts into Paddy’s ever deepening football wounds this season – he also scooped a 100 per cent bonus for his skilful, if somewhat thrifty, winner picking.
And all for the price of a Fredo bar.
Sevilla’s Europa League final win may have added to the legend of the Benfica curse last week but their 3-1 victory over Elche put a smile on our Portuguese friend’s face in the last leg of his monster punt. We’re guessing he’s a Porto fan.
Well done sir, your gold-plated smoking jacket awaits as you enter the Punting Hall of Fame.
TEAMS SELECTED TO WIN:
Malaga, Real Madrid, Lille, Marseille, PSG, St Etienne, Toulouse, Valencia, Juventus, Lazio, Napoli, Parma, Sevilla.
TEAMS SELECTED TO DRAW:
Arsenal v Hull (90 mins), Barcelona v Atletico Madrid, Holland v Ecuador.
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