Leicester City currently sit five points clear at the top of the Premier League table but there are still eight matches left to play and 24 points up for grabs.
Plenty can - and almost certainly will - happen between now and May 15, the final day of the 2015-16 campaign, but one Leicester City fan is confident his team will pull off the seemingly impossible.
James Weller, invited by Ladbrokes to watch Leicester City’s home match against Newcastle United on Monday night, was tempted by a massive £25,000 cash-out offer on his original £10 bet - but he turned it down.
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That’s because if Leicester win the title, James will make double that amount - a tidy £50,000. Not bad for a £10 punt.
In fact, he’s so confident that Claudio Ranieri’s men will be crowned Premier League champions that he promised, per The Sun, to “start spending the money on Tuesday morning.”
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Two other fans also reject cash-out offers
Ladbrokes invited two other Leicester fans with huge bets to the King Power Stadium earlier this week.
Keval Nakesheree rejected a £10,000 cash-out offer during the match while Nathan Finlow wants the full £7,000 on his bet.
Keval admitted he decided against cashing out after watching Shinji Okazaki’s magnificent overhead kick goal, which proved to be the winner, against the Magpies.
“Okazaki’s stunning goal shows our luck is in and now I believe we’ll go all the way,” he said. “Newcastle are fighting for their lives and we’ve seen them off so it will be easier now against the other teams.”
Ladbrokes: We couldn't be happier
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes, meanwhile, was quoted as saying: “Two Foxes fans saw enough at the King Power stadium to finally believe their side will go all the way.
“We dangled massive cash out carrots their way but following a nervy period, they are finally starting to dream.”
“It may cost us a few quid at the end of the season but we couldn’t be happier for the club and their fans, especially those who had the foresight to predict the greatest upset in history before it unfolded.”
Leicester's run to the title
Next up for Leicester is a tough trip to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.
This is followed by a Sunday afternoon clash against Southampton at the King Power Stadium on April 3.
The Foxes end the season with matches against Sunderland (A), West Ham (H), Swansea City (H), Manchester United (A), Everton (H) and Chelsea (A).
If Leicester are to win the title, they’ll need to do it the hard way.
Would you have taken the £25,000 - or played on for the £50k? Get your comments in below!
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