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Betting Stories: The best bets of 2020

Betting Stories: Our best picks from 2020
Betting Stories: Our best picks from 2020

So that’s 2020 wrapped up then, and what a terrible year it has been for many reasons. Here’s hoping that 2021 has plenty more to offer us and that the situation worldwide starts to show a marked improvement in the months to come.

While the last year has been so incredibly miserable for so many of us, it has still offered up some exhilarating sporting moments and, more importantly, some staggering winning bets. I’ve taken a trip back over the last 12 months and picked out the five best bet wins of 2020 (that I could find); feast your eyes on these...

The life-changer

You’re a liar if you say you don’t stick the obligatory life-changing accumulator on from time to time in the hope that maybe - just maybe - you’ll finally land that elusive 12-fold, the one that makes everything worth it. Whether you’re a weekly longshot-chooser or just dip in with a small stake every now and then, there is nothing more satisfying than looking at the eye-watering potential returns prior to any of the games in the bet actually kicking off. Blind hope, I think it’s called. 

Back in the summer, one lucky Ladbrokes customer’s hope became a reality when they scooped over £11,000 from a £10 13-fold featuring some utterly bizarre selections, and to be quite honest with you we’re still a bit in awe of them - check out the monster acca below!

Goals Galore

For one fortunate punter back in February, before everything went truly Pete Tongue, life was looking fine and dandy after his 2,241/1 result & BTTS six-fold came in. Landing a double or treble of this type of bet is as hard as it comes so correctly guessing six results is bordering on supernatural. With great risk comes great reward, however, to the tune of £11,213 from a £5 stake. Well in, sir.

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70/1 underdog does the business in Texas

Onto golf now and the story of one bettor’s astonishing triumph at the Charles Schwab Challenge back in June, where they backed Daniel Berger to win the competition at odds of 70/1! The US-based punter staked $1,000 on the 27-year-old to be victorious at the Colonial Country Club in Texas, scooping a humongous $70,000 pay-out from American bookies DraftKings Sportsbook. It just goes to show, sometimes it’s worth backing the underdog..
 

Pure balls

Second on the list, mainly just for the sheer cojones the punter had to actually place it, is this sensational single which returned £91,000 on Liverpool winning last season’s Premier League. While this unnamed Manchester United supporter would have been gutted to see fierce rivals Liverpool claim the league title with such ease in 2019-20, the fact that his £55,000 inheritance was almost doubled thanks to the Reds’ dominance would have taken much of the pain away. We advise you not to try this at home.
 

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The best bet of 2020

Here it is then, BettingOdds.com’s best bet of 2020 - a stunning six-fold horse accumulator at Cheltenham Festival. The most glorious horse racing event of the year, the Festival just about went ahead as usual, a matter of days before the country was put into a national lockdown back in March. This punter will have counted his blessings it did, though, after scooping £29,000 from just £2 (£1 each-way) on six horses winning their respective races! 

What is so impressive about this bet is the fact that it featured a 6/1, a 4/1, a 7/2 a 15/2 and a 12/1 shot, and they all came through for the extremely lucky bet365 customer to net him an unbelievable bit of profit!  We truly do doth our cap, @KeithONeill71, you are the receiver of our Best Bet of The Year award and truly did Beat The Bookie in 2020. We’ll be in touch about a prize as soon as we can think of one..

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