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By Benjamin Leo
7th September 2016 at 11:13am

WE’VE all been there. You’ve got just a few quid left in your betting account with no idea where to lump them.

Sometimes those little rascals can sit there for days or even weeks until your next deposit – lingering like that bad smell you get when taking your socks off after football!

Well, don’t despair. Take inspiration from this Marathonbet customer from Plymouth who stuck his last £2.50 on an ambitious 66/1 double.

The lad turned his attention to the US Open and backed Steve Johnson to beat Evgeny Donskoy in the first round by exactly 3 sets to 2.

That punt alone was nearly 10/1 but it wasn’t enough for our man from the south west. He then doubled it up with Ricardas Berankis to beat Malek Jaziri 3-1 in their first round clash – creating a mega-priced double that looked tough to land.

There’s no prizes for guessing what happened next.

The American Steve Johnson won his tight clash in a fifth set thriller against his Russian opponent while Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis dropped one set on the road to victory against Jaziri.

Game, set and match to our punter, who finished the day £165 in profit. Smashing!


Another epic punt came from an Oxford customer who clearly has some knowledge of international football.

This time it was a simple single selection – no fancy accas to be seen here. The bet? United Arab Emirates to beat Japan 2-1, correct score at 45/1.

Unbelievably the ambitious punt was a winner after UAE stunned their opponents to kick off their World Cup qualifying campaign. However the game wasn’t without controversy.

Japan man Asano, who recently secured a move to Arsenal, scored what appeared to be a perfectly legitimate goal when he headed in from close range in Saitama.

The UAE goalkeeper was clearly beaten but did, in an effort to look like he wasn’t totally useless, claw the ball out after it had crossed the line.

Bizarrely the Qatari referee waved play-on and didn’t award the goal – a move which infuriated the Japanse players so much that the country’s FA has lodged an official complaint.

Asano remained remarkably calm considering the circumstances when speaking to reports after the match.

He said: “My shot was not good enough and the goal was disallowed but what can you do?

“I hope I can get it right and score to contribute to a win (against Thailand). If a chance comes my way I am definitely going to put it away.”


Another customer who’s had a good last few days was a punter from Manchester.

He reveled in the international break by winning a cool £315 from just a tenner. How did he do it, you ask? A huge 10-fold acca consisting of international footie and ice-hockey. A strange concoction but clearly a profitable one.

Our lucky man backed Germany to beat Norway, Scotland to beat Malta, Italy to beat Israel, Fife Flyers to beat Belfast Giants, over 2.5 goals in Braehead Clan v Fife Flyers, Sheffield Steelers to beat Manchester Storm and Girona to score against Valladolid.

An incredible 30/1 punt. Phew! Well done, sir.


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