The English Premier League was very busy over Christmas and New Year, and 2022 was no different. In fact, with many players returning from the World Cup just a couple of weeks earlier, it was arguably even busier than usual.
But that didn’t stop last week’s big winner from scooping a massive multiple with 4 huge bets. The winner of last week’s SGD 88 prize made a bet of just SGD 15 on four New Year’s Eve EPL games and walked away with a massive SGD 2,400.75 with odds of 160.05.
As you would expect with the odds so high, there were some excellent picks in the mix, including one that few people had predicted.
Bet One: Newcastle United vs Leeds United
- Bet: Draw (Match Winner Market) at 2.50
Newcastle United has been flying high this season. The Toon Army briefly moved into third place during these seasonal games and were big favorites to beat Leeds at home.
Leeds was sitting in the bottom half of the table and struggling for form in the run-up to this game. It was a big task for the boys from Elland Road, but they managed to leave the North East with a point.
Newcastle had twice as many shots and 5x more shots on target. Their possession was also higher, but they couldn’t find the back of the net, and that’s what matters the most. The game finished as a no-score draw, earning our bettor their first victory at odds of 2.50.
Bet Two: Brighton vs Arsenal
- Bet: Arsenal (Match Winner Market) at 1.94
This game had the shortest odds of the accumulator, but it wasn’t a foregone conclusion.
Arsenal was in fine form leading up to this contest, but the same could be said for Brighton, a team that far exceeded expectations this season. There may have been some nerves from Gunners’ fans before kick-off, but they were quickly put to rest when Saka opened the scoring after just 2 minutes.
Odegaard doubled the lead for the North London team, and Nketiah added a third just after half-time. At 3-0, the away team was cruising. Brighton did pull one back through Mitoma with 25 minutes to go, but Martinelli gave the Londoners a three-goal cushion once more.
It finished 4-2 and was by far the highest-scoring contest of the game week.
Bet Three: Manchester City vs Everton
- Bet: Draw (Match Winner Market) at 11.00
This game was undoubtedly the best pick on the card, producing the biggest shock, too. Manchester City and Everton have been fighting at opposite ends of the table this season, and their fates seem to be heading in opposite directions.
Man City has been mostly unstoppable, while Everton was close to woeful. A big win was predicted for the home team, but it failed to materialize.
Man City had 16 shots to Everton’s 2 and controlled the game with 74% possession. The Sky Blues were dominant in every area and every stat–except the one that mattered.
The prolific Haaland opened the scoring after 24 minutes, after which it looked like City would cruise to victory. But Everton held on, somehow, and then Demarai Gray grabbed an equalizer with over 25 minutes left on the clock.
At that point, the live betting markets still heavily favored Man City over a draw. And that remained the case well into the final stretch. But despite having some of the world’s best players on the pitch, the home team couldn’t find a winning goal.
The result meant that our bettor scooped a massive 11.00 win for their accumulator bet, while Man City fell further behind Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table.
Bet Four: Fulham vs Southampton
- Bet: Fulham (Match Winner Market) at 3.00
This has not been Southampton’s season, and while many experts expect the Saints to turn things around, that pivotal point has yet to arrive. Against Fulham, Southampton was seriously lacking.
Ward-Prowse opened the scoring, but at the wrong end, giving the home team the lead after half an hour. He amended his errors with an equalizer in the second half, but then Palhinha popped up to win it for Fulham with just a couple of minutes left.
The win was enough to keep Fulham in the top half of the table, where few expected them to be at the start of the season. It was more bad news for Southampton, as they were propping up the bottom of the table by the end of the season.
It’s all about fine margins in football, and Southampton may look back on that late goal with regret by the end of the season.
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