Goals galore as a customer walks away with 508 times his stake

Press Release   •   Nov 22, 2011 16:21 GMT

LONDON. A Betclic customer struck gold after winning on a 7-fold containing bets exclusively for matches to produce two or more goals in the first half.

The total odds were 508 times the money and the customer received an early Christmas present.

“The number of matches chosen and that the fact that it contained not one usual full time bet, but on two goals or more in the first half makes this a very rare winning slip,” says Dan Vikman, PR Manager at Betclic.

The customer had the biggest stroke of luck in the Manchester City-Newcastle game with two late first-half  goals from City making the bet a winner. With five minutes to go before half-time it was still 0-0 in Manchester when City struck twice via goals from Mario Balotelli and Micah Richards, in the 41st  and 44th minute respectively.

But an even later goal came in the match between Freiburg and Hertha Berlin where Peter Niemeyer made it 2-0 for Hertha Berlin with the last kick of the half.

The customer, from Italy, placed €8.00 on the 7-fold and won €4,064.

“This was a nice little win before Christmas, and it shows that you can win on other betting types than full-time bets,“ added Vikman.

Here are the matches on the winning coupon:

Stake: 8.00 euro
Odds: 508
Win:  4,064 euro

Match                                                    Bet                                              Half-Time Result

Schalke v Nuremburg                         2 or more goals at half-time           Schalke 2-0 Nuremberg

Freiburg v Hertha Berlin                     2 or more goals at half-time           Freiburg 0-2 Hertha Berlin

Wolfsburg v Hannover 96                   2 or more goals at half-time          Wolfsburg 2-1 Hannover 96

Manchester City v Newcastle             2 or more goals at half-time           Man City 2-0 Newcastle

West Brom v Bolton                            2 or more goals at half-time           West Brom 1-1 Bolton

Wigan v Blackburn                              2 or more goals at half-time           Wigan 2-1 Blackburn

Pescara v Gubbio                                2 or more goals at half-time           Pescara 1-1 Gubbio


Created in 2005 by French entrepreneurs, Betclic is the founding brand of Betclic Everest Group. As a leading online gaming operator in the worlds of sport, poker, casino and horse-race betting in Europe, Betclic provides a locally-tailored, convivial, easy-to-use offering focused on sporting passion.
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