Bookies rejoice best FA Cup results in history
Coral was left with its best single day figures from FA Cup matches, all of which has come just a week after their record breaking loss on football, where the industry paid out in excess of £40 million.
A £10 treble on Bradford beating Chelsea, Middlesbrough getting the better of Manchester City and Crystal Palace beating Southampton would have paid over £11,000, while a four-fold which also included Leicester would have returned over £50,000.
“A week after Coral suffered their biggest loss in history on football, we’ve had our best single day figures on FA Cup matches following an astonishing set of results. Not one single punter backed a treble which included Bradford, Middlesbrough and Crystal Palace,” said Coral’s John Hill.
“Although we are still a long way off recouping our losses from last week, there is no doubt bookmakers up and down the country will be rejoicing this weekend’s results,” added Hill.
Manchester United now head Coral’s FA Cup outright betting, while Arsenal are second best in the Market at 10-3.
**FA Cup outright betting
3 Manchester United, 10-3 Arsenal, 4 Liverpool, 11 West Ham, 18 Crystal Palace, West Brom, 22 Leicester, 28 Stoke, 33 Derby, 40 Bar.
**Notes to editor
1134-1 – Combined odds of treble on Bradford (to beat Chelsea), Crystal Palace (to be Southampton) and Middlesbrough (to beat Manchester City)
5670-1 – Combined odds of four-fold on Bradford (to beat Chelsea), Crystal Palace (to be Southampton) and Middlesbrough (to beat Manchester City)