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Leicester fan cashes out 5000/1 title bet to witness run-in

| 12.02.2016

Leicester City’s incredible run has had us all on tenterhooks this season, but none more so than the few folks who backed the Foxes at 5000/1 before the campaign began. One such fellow can now relax however after cashing out his bet for a cool £1100.

The Foxes supporter, who doesn’t want to be named, actually claimed £1100.22p from the £1 punt placed on his mobile phone at the start of the season.

Other Leicester fans are holding out for potential winnings of £250,000, £100,000 and £33,000 should Claudio Ranieri’s men claim an unlikely Premier League title this year.

But for this particular Foxes fanatic, a grand which pretty much came for free, but he’s happy with his choice.

“Over a grand is too good an offer to turn down and it will go towards trains and tickets to follow Leicester chase the dream in the title run in,” the supporter said.

“Football isn’t cheap these days and the feeling of winning the league will be priceless anyway,” he added.

The supporter also admitted that he didn’t want to go public on the windfall with Valentine’s Day around the corner; “I’d rather keep the cash for football than have my girlfriend find out. I might stretch to 12 roses instead of 6 though.”

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “The first of the long-odds Leicester backers has cashed out enough to cover the cost of several away days from an investment far less than the price of a programme.”

If the early winnings cover the cost of getting to the decisive matches it will surely feel like the right decision even if the Foxes go all the way.”

The Foxes are now a 5/2 shot for one of the greatest underdog feats in sport, let alone, football, and we are offering the best odds in the industry in the run-up to Leicester’s match with Arsenal at midday.

Table-topping Leicester are 7/2 for victory in north London this weekend, with Arsene Wenger’s Gunners 7/10 for three points.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.