There’ll be two points on the line when the Roosters face Wests Tigers tomorrow — and a lazy $400,000.
One prodigious punter is standing on the verge of an eye-watering payday and all they need is for the Tigers to collapse in a heap.
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Thankfully for the brave bettor, that’s a role the Tigers have perfected over the years. Even the club’s fans wouldn’t blame the TAB for paying the customer out now.
Saturday’s footy clash represents the final instalment of an adventurous 12-leg, $753 TAB multi-bet across NRL, AFL, Champions League and Europa League soccer and the NBA Playoffs.
Placed at odds of $532.04, 11 of those bets have paid off so far and if the Roosters conquer the Tigers, this punter will be $400,000 richer.
A multi-bet only works if all the legs are successful. In this instance, all 12 results need to be correct for the windfall to arrive.
A Tigers victory would ruin everything but the joint-venture club generally reserves its pain and suffering for its own supporters — the same supporters who haven’t had reason to tune into the finals since 2011.
The final bet was placed with the Roosters $1.40 favourites and they sit fourth on the ladder, five spots above the Tigers in ninth. The Bondi boys have only drifted out to that price because of the recent injury carnage they’ve suffered.
The tri-colours are without the competition’s form playmaker Luke Keary, 300-gamer Mitch Aubusson and halfback Lachlan Lam — all of whom went down in last week’s loss to the Storm.
It means NRL rookie Drew Hutchison lines up for his 11th top-flight game at five-eighth alongside No. 7 Kyle Flanagan, who was dropped a couple of weeks ago and has only been recalled because of the injury crisis.
The bench is light on experience but in good news for the Roosters, forward leader Jared Waerea-Hargreaves returns to the front row and Brett Morris is back on the wing.
Now all the punter can do is pray.
There’s a lot more riding on this game than just two points for one punter.Source:AAP
PUNTER’S INCREDIBLE 12-LEG MULTI
Newcastle to win by 1-12 points versus Manly ($2.80)
NRL Round 14 – Newcastle won 26-24
St Kilda to win by 1-39 points versus Essendon ($1.85)
AFL Round 12 – St Kilda won by 35 points
Wests Tigers to win by 1-12 points versus Canterbury $2.80
NRL Round 14 – Wests Tigers won 29-28
West Coast to win by 16+ points versus Hawthorn $1.45
AFL Round 12 – West Coast won by 32 points
Sevilla to account for Manchester United $2
UEFA Europa League Semi-Final – Sevilla won 2-1
Richmond to defeat Gold Coast $1.29
AFL Round 12 – Richmond won by 21 points
Inter Milan to defeat Shakhtar Donetsk $1.38
UEFA Europa League Semi-Final – Inter Milan won 5-0
Boston Celtics to beat Philadelphia 76ers $1.40
NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference First Round Game 1 – Boston won 109-101
Los Angeles Clippers to defeat Dallas Mavericks $1.42
NBA Playoffs Western Conference First Round Game 1 – LA Clippers won 118-110
Paris Saint-Germain to account for Red Bull Leipzig $1.38
UEFA Champions League Semi-Final – Paris Saint-Germain won 3-0
Parramatta to beat Melbourne $1.85
NRL Round 15 – Parramatta won 14-0
Sydney Roosters to defeat Wests Tigers $1.40
NRL Round 15 – Tomorrow 5:30pm AEST at Leichhardt Oval
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