Legendary Lands – $50 into $37,791


One Ladbrokes punter is celebrating a very successful Grand Final weekend after successfully completing this five leg Legendary Land.

There was a real footballing flavor to this one with four legs coming from Europe and the other one being the AFL Grand Final.

Better yet, this punter knew to pick their spot and backed a couple of big upsets to help generate a massive return of $37,791 on their $50 outlay.

Our punter jumped on Barcelona’s poor record as of late, backing a draw for the Catalan powerhouse in their La Liga match against Athletic Bilbao.

Most of the time taking anything other than a Barcelona win is a huge risk however with Lionel Messi coming off the bench with an eye on the midweek Champions League tie, the defending champions stumbled and fell behind just before half time.

To nab a draw (and help this leg get up), Barcelona needed an 84th minute equaliser from Munir El Haddadi who got on the end of a Messi cross to nab a point and extend their winless run to three games.

In Italy our punter saw cause for optimism in AC Milan as they went for just their second win of the season against surging Sassuolo.

It was the visiting Milan side who played better however, jumping out to a 3-0 lead after an hour to deny Sassuolo a chance to go into second place.

Both teams scored one more goal to round out a 4-1 win for the one time Italian powerhouse.

The one local leg of the multi was for West Coast to topple Collingwood in the AFL Grand Final.

After the Magpies jumped out to a huge lead in the opening stages of the game there would have been more than a few nervous glances however the Eagles did rally back and levelled the scores.

When Dom Sheed stepped up for his kick with just over three minutes remaining to put West Coast in the league, our punter would have been cheering as loudly as a lifelong Eagles fan as the Eagles held on for a miraculous win.

In the upset that plenty of people saw coming (so was it really an upset?) our punter backed West Ham to defeat a dysfunctional Manchester United side at London’s Olympic Stadium.

West Ham jumped out to an early lead with a highlight reel opening goal from Felipe Anderson before doubling their lead through a deflection just before halftime.

No sooner than United had finished celebrating their goal in the 71st minute, then West Ham were down the other end with Marko Aranautovic restoring a two goal buffer to secure another successful leg.

It took a moment of magic at the death of this Premier League blockbuster to get this Legendary Land over the line.

Chelsea and Liverpool faced off at Stamford Bridge with our punter backing the two form sides in the league to finish on level terms.

Eden Hazard’s composed first half finish gave Chelsea an early lead that looked like it would be enough.

Liverpool rolled the dice in the 86th minute with Daniel Sturridge coming on as they chased an equaliser and his long range finish 180 seconds after coming on levelled the match and turned this punter’s fortune around.

With all five legs successfully hitting, some were more nerve wracking than others, our punter celebrated a Legendary Land with a return of $37,791 on their $50 bet.

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