Insane football bets: Punter wins £157,865.59 after landing 16-fold accumulator 

Wilfried Zaha

Wilfried Zaha scored a dramatic winner for Crystal Palace against Southampton on Saturday afternoon.

The Ivorian winger was named on the bench for the Premier League clash.

He entered the fray with the scores locked at 1-1 and he proved to be the difference between the two teams.

Zaha round space outside the box and he lashed an effort past Fraser Forster and into the net.

That goal made one Ladbrokes customer very happy.

A punter had placed 60p on an astonishing 16-fold accumulator with odds of 263,109/1.

The customer thought they’d try their luck at predicting the exact results of 16 of Saturday’s matches.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – APRIL 30: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace scores their team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Crystal Palace at St Mary’s Stadium on April 30, 2022 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The accumulator, if it came in, would return a mammoth £157,865.59.

And, incredibly, it landed, largely thanks to Zaha’s winner.

You can view the games the punter bet on below…

Liverpool to beat Newcastle – 2/5 (Result: Liverpool 1-0 Newcastle)

Aston Villa to beat Norwich – 4/11 (Result: Aston Villa 2-0 Norwich)

Crystal Palace to beat Southampton – 2/1 (Result: Southampton 1-2 Crystal Palace)

Burnley to beat Watford – 17/10 (Result: Watford 1-2 Burnley)

Brighton to beat Wolves – 9/5 (Result: Wolves 0-3 Brighton)

Man City to beat Leeds – 2/7 (Result: Leeds 0-4 Man City)

LEEDS, ENGLAND – APRIL 30: Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City celebrates with team mate Phil Foden after scoring their sides third goal during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Manchester City at Elland Road on April 30, 2022 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Preston to beat Barnsley – 6/5 (Result: Barnsley 1-3 Preston)

Bournemouth to beat Blackburn – 7/5 (Result: Blackburn 0-3 Bournemouth)

Derby to beat Blackpool – 16/5 (Result: Blackpool 0-2 Derby County)

Bristol City to beat Hull – 6/5 (Result: Bristol City 5-0 Hull)

Huddersfield to beat Coventry – 2/1 (Result: Coventry 1-2 Huddersfield)

Middlesbrough to beat Stoke City – 4/5 (Result: Middlesbrough 3-1 Stoke City)

Cardiff v Birmingham to finish a draw – 9/4 (Result: Cardiff 1-1 Birmingham)

Millwall to Peterborough – 1/2 (Result: Millwall 3-0 Peterborough)

Nottingham Forest to beat Swansea City – 8/15 (Result: Nottingham Forest 5-1 Swansea City)

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – APRIL 30: Sam Surridge of Nottingham Forest celebrates scoring his teams fourth goal and his hat-trick during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Swansea City at City Ground on April 30, 2022 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

West Brom to beat Reading – 7/5 (Result: Reading 0-1 West Brom)

Odds: 263,109/1

Total stake: 60p

Total returns: £157,865.59

After correctly predicting the results of 15 games, the customer just needed Man City to beat Leeds.

And that’s exactly what happened with City smashing Leeds 4-0.

Alex Apati, of Ladbrokes, said: “Our punter has played an absolute blinder here, correctly predicting the outcome of all 16 games in the top two tiers of English football on Saturday – and we’ve no doubt some of their winnings will be spent on a Wilfried Zaha shirt after the Palace man’s dramatic winner kept the bet alive!

“What makes the acca even more impressive is that there was just one draw across all sixteen games, and our customer managed to pick it out; truly remarkable stuff and we’re delighted for them.”

Surely one of the greatest football bets ever.

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