Would there be any point watching sport if you couldn't place a good wager on the result?
Considering the prominence of bookmakers up and down the country it could be argued that sport wouldn't exist without it.
Although the prospect of that 10-fold accumulator coming in can add to the drama and allow one to dream big, there are, as always repercussions if you lose.
And for one Doria Tillier, the consequences of her lost bet has given her worldwide fame.
After confidently saying that she would report her daily weather broadcast naked if France managed to overturn a 2-0 deficit in their World Cup qualifier against Ukraine, she was left stunned to see Les Bleus complete an epic comeback.
The world eagerly waited to see if the former model would fulfil her promise and she duly did, although not in the manner as some had hoped.
To celebrate her ballsy display, we take a look at 10 other crazy bets that did and didn't come off across the sport world.