Weekend Winners: Details of big payouts and winning tips

We celebrate the best bets that have come in over weekend
We celebrate the best bets that have come in over weekend

It was a quiet weekend at Sky Bet HQ - until one Slough punter turned £30 into over £30,000 with an audacious roll-up. Get all the details.

Slough do you like that?

When Huddersfield pick up points, the result is a good one for bookmakers; ditto when Arsenal fail to win at home, and when Ipswich do the business at Portman Road.

Yet one Sky Bet customer from Slough make a mockery of such an assertion, sensibly steering clear of two of those fixtures to convert £30 into £37,837.

The punter backed both teams to score in the Arsenal game as well as that at Genoa, Siarka Tarnobrzeg and Club Brugge both to win, Olimpia Ljubljana to lead at half-time, Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biala and Odense both to score first and Plzen not to lose.

That continental tour de force copped at odds greater than 10,000/1 and ensured that the layers didn't have it all their own way this weekend.

The big 'swich on

Ipswich were on many winning betting slips if not the one above, with their late winner against Leeds music to the ears of those who had taken 50/1 in-play.

In total, Sky Bet took 278 bets on the Tractor Boys at 25/1 and upwards, with Angelo from Essex staking £20 at 50/1 and therefore collecting a profit of £1,000.

Not to be presumptuous but the Romford branch of Tiger Tiger might sell a couple of expensive bottles tonight.

Thunderbirds are go

Virgil van Dijk is always popular with punters who can't resist backing the towering Dutch centre-half to score - so his headed goal at Newcastle on Saturday was expensive for Sky Bet.

The firm had enhanced the odds of van Dijk to strike to 12/1 and he made no mistake when presented with a golden opportunity from a Newcastle back-line who usually look a good deal more organised.

Liverpool hero Rafael Benitez offered no comment.

Timing is everything

We see it every week: punter happens to fancy three horses all running in quick succession, and said three horses win.

This time it was Ross from Edinburgh, who put Communique (12/1), Cloudy Morning (16/1) and Puds (10/1) together in a treble which returned close to £5,000 from a £2 stake.

Nice one, Ross.

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