Three and a half years after placing a bet on Germany to win the World Cup, a punter at Sportingbet has finally cashed in on his extraordinary foresight.
It was the 2nd of January 2011 that Sportingbet wrote its first bet on the 2014 World Cup, with an Aussie punter placing $10 on Germany to win at odds of $11. 1,290 days later,
Germany had firmed in to the short odds of $1.65 to beat Argentina this morning.
“After the success of Paul the octopus in 2010 there were plenty of other World Cup oracles around this year, but our very own Nostradamus upstaged them all with his successful long-range prediction,” Sportingbet’s Andrew Brown said.
“We are waiting with bated breath to see who he backs to win the 2018 tournament.”
2014 World Cup champion Germany and runner-up Argentina have been installed as $6 equal favourites at Sportingbet.com.au to win the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Brazil ($8) and Spain ($8) are the only other countries under double figures.
Hosts Russia have been assessed as $21 shots at Sportingbet, while Australia is towards the bottom of betting at $151.
For Sportingbet’s 2018 World Cup market visit https://www.sportingbet.com.au/soccer/futures
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