Bookmakers Suffer While Fans Celebrate Barcelona Comeback
While Barcelona fans are probably still celebrating the team’s remarkable comeback against PSG last week, bookmakers have described it as ‘the worst result of the season’.
Bet365 have reportedly made an eight-figure payout after the team came from behind to make Champions League history. At Paddy Power one lucky punter placed a £2 bet on Barcelona to qualify at 100/1 in the 87th minute just before their three goal salvo. Neymar then struck twice before Sergi Roberto grabbed the winner.
Paddy Power also reported that a number of punters backed a 6 – 1 result with Luis Suarez to score first. One turned an £8 bet into a payout of over £1000. BetVictor also had a bad night after a punter placed a 125/1 bet on Lionel Messi to score a penalty, Cavani to hit the post and Barcelona to qualify.