Leicester fan appears to have made an amazing prediction in 2012

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There are a few hopeful Leicester fans waking up on Tuesday morning with a huge wad of cash burning in their pocket.

With odds of 5,000-1, some saw value where others just saw stupidity. Indeed, you could have offered me 1,000,000-1 at the beginning of the season and you would have still failed to pry a single pound from my pocket.

Leicester City achieved what many thought impossible on Monday night with Chelsea's hard-fought draw with Tottenham sealing the Premier League title. But those who placed pre-season bets cannot claim to be as visionary as one fan, who appears to have predicted their triumph way back in 2012.


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Indeed, one tweet from the very beginning of the 2012/13 season, when the Foxes were still competing in the Championship, suggests he saw this title win coming from a long way off.

It reads: "The bloke I work with genuinely believe Leicester will win the premiership in 3 years AHAHAHAHAHAH."

The replies are just as good, with one reading: "@CalsinhoPHD is he the full bag of shopping?!!"

Four years to glory

If we are to be pedantic, which we are not, it did, in fact, take four years for the man's prediction to come true. Leicester would spend the next two seasons in the Championship before finally winning promotion back to the Premier League.

Even then, their first season back in the top-flight was far from ideal. They were rock bottom of the table at Christmas and had to perform something of a great escape to avoid relegation. Still, Nigel Pearson was sacked and replaced with Claudio Ranieri. The rest is history.

Biggest bets

We have brought dozens of Leicester bet stories to you over the course of the season but one of the most stunning tales was completed last night as one unnamed punter secured an incredible £100,000.

They not only had the courage to place £20 on Leicester being outright winners but also the bravery not to cash out when Ladbrokes offered them a sizeable payout.

ESPN journalist Darren Rovell tweeted: "47 people bet on Leicester City to Premier League at Ladbrokes at 5000/1. 25 have taken buyouts, 22 still in at full payout."

The world has changed

And it seems that Ladbrokes have learned their lesson, announcing that they will never again offer 5,000/1 for a team to win the Premier League.

However, there are already reports that Burnley, who won promotion to the Premier League on Monday, have been given odds of 5,000/1 with some bookmakers. Plenty of punters have already taken the bet.

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