Punter wins most ridiculous bet of 2019, during the first half of January

Punter wins most ridiculous bet of 2019, during the first half of January

Seriously, who backs this with more than a quid?

We frequently report outlandish bets sent in from extremely lucky punters, but this one takes the absolute p*ss.

Last night, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City taught poor Burton Albion from League One a footballing lesson, which quickly turned into more of a punishment as the Sky Blues stomped to a 4-0 lead by half-time.

By the 83rd minute, the Cityzens record signing – Riyad Mahrez – hammered the final nail in Nigel Clough’s coffin when he stuck a ninth (yes ninth) goal past helpless Brewers goalkeeper Bradley Collins.

Last night’s complete demolition renders the return leg at Burton’s Pirelli Stadium in a fortnight’s time completely pointless, with Guardiola expected to field an extremely youthful side in east Staffordshire.

Little value could have been found in the betting markets before last night’s encounter at the Etihad Stadium, due to the sheer golfing class between the two opponents. The visitors were priced at an astonishing 80/1 to win pre-match, while City to win 5-0 was a measly 11/2, when usually that same scoreline would be priced at odds of around 20/1.

To find a bet returning big money, you had to be brave, throw it all on the line and back something ridiculous. Step forward this ballsy SkyBet account holder, who placed this ludicrously wonderful scorecast at bumper odds if 375/1. This shrewd punter staked an extremely random £21.80 on Kevin de Bruyne to open the scoring last night, and Manchester City to win 9-0.