One Glasgow punter is celebrating Christmas early, having won £1000 from a £5 bet. The unnamed footie fan placed the bet on Hearts v Celtic score at one of the William Hill’s Glasgow branches. The odds of the scoreline at the start of the game were 200 to one.
Hearts win over the rampant Celtic F.C. by four goals was highly unlikely. The win for the Jambos is being hailed one of the biggest upsets of the Scottish Premiership this season. The 4-0 full-time score also ended the record-breaking unbeaten run of 69 domestic fixtures for the Celtic Football Club led by Brendan Rodgers.
Hearts had lost Arnaud Djoum and Jamie Walker to injuries while John Souttar was suspended for the fixture. The lineup was looking thin going into the fixture. The severely under-strength side facing the Ladbrokes Premiership champions faced staggering odds.
It is the first time that the Jambos have scored four goals against Celtic F.C. since 1972. This is Hearts' biggest league victory in this fixture since 1895. Cochrane and Milinkovic were the two chief architects of the win. The 16-year-old midfielder Cochrane netted his first senior goal while Milinkovic scored the brace to deny Rodger’s men. Hearts have extended their unbeaten run to six.
The William Hill PR Joe Crilly described it was quite a remarkable result. He also said that the punter was either an optimistic Rangers fan or a pessimistic Celtic fan. As the punter had placed the bet on a self-service terminal, the identity cannot be known until they come forward to collect the winnings.
In another punt, an enthusiast identified Liam Ross Campbell has won from the improbable odds of 250/1 to bag £251 from a single pound.
Hibs fan Raymond Mills won from the ridiculous odds of 500/1 a whopping £5010 from a £10. The match result was called once-in-a-lifetime result.