Bookmakers find no fun in Barcelona’s epic Champions League comeback

Bookmakers find no fun in Barcelona’s epic Champions League comeback

by 09.03.2017 0 comments

FC Barcelona’s epic last minute Champions League (last-16) tie win over Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) hit bookmaker pockets last night.

Barcelona’s turnaround of a PSG 4-goal aggregate lead at the Camp Nou Stadium has been hailed as European football’s greatest ever comeback. However, bookmakers will share no delight in Barcelona’s accomplishment as punters took advantage of the favourable match and in-play market prices.

Before kick-off, Barcelona were priced between 8-10/1 of winning the tie and making the Champions League quarter-finals a price which tempted punters to back Luis Enrique’s underdogs.

Furthermore, bookmakers were stung by in-play pricing fluctuations which saw Barcelona priced as much as 100-1 with 10-minutes of the match remaining.

Barcelona’s Brazilian superstar Neymar would lead a three-goal ‘injury-time’ turnaround, with substitute Sergi Roberto netting the match-winner, which would devastate bookmakers.

This morning bet365 trading reported an eight-figure pay-out on the Barcelona victory labelling it ‘worst result of the season, maybe ever’.

Furthermore, Bookmaker’s Paddy Power and Sky Bet has further revealed hefty payouts due to punters taking advantage of combined ‘score-cast’ and ‘win-cast’ prices, stating that the Barcelona victory was the last thing bookmakers wanted ahead of Cheltenham Festival 2017.

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