Super Sunday for punters

  • Last Updated: December 23 2013, 18:21 GMT

Sky Bet football punters were celebrating their own Super Sunday after a remarkable 13 from 14 favourites won.

Real Madrid celebrate their dramatic win at Valencia
Real Madrid celebrate their dramatic win at Valencia

Tottenham's victory at Southampton set the ball rolling and Ross Barkley's dramatic late winner for Everton at Swansea helped build the momentum.

It got no better for the Leeds-based firm across the European leagues with wins for Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao, Juventus, Roma, PSV, Galatasaray, Fiorentina, Panathinaikos, Ajax and Inter Milan.

Substiute Jesse's 81st minute winner for Real Madrid, the best backed team of the day, at Valencia was the final nail in the Sky Bet coffin, their only ray of light being PSG's failure to beat Lille.

Head of Trading Sandro Di Michele said: "What a way for punters to go into the Christmas programme. It was our worst ever run of results in a day and there was no saving us.

"Only PSG from the 14 best backed teams of the day failed to oblige for punters - but we had a late scare there with Jeremy Menez having a chance in the fifth minute of injury time to win the game. We're certainly hoping one or two underdogs bite back on Boxing Day."

The Festive programme continues tonight with a mouthwatering Monday Night Football with Arsenal v Chelsea at the Emirates. Popular Price Boosts for this game include 9/1 Mesult Ozil to score first and 11/1 Eden Hazard to open the scoring. It's 12/1 Arsenal win 2-0 and 16/1 Chelsea triumph by the same margin.

A full coupon is already available for the Boxing Day programme in the Barclays Premier League, Sky Bet Football League and Scottish Premiership.

Matches include Manchester United's trip to Hull, West Ham entertaining Arsenal and a blockbuster clash in the North West as Manchester City host Liverpool.


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