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Birmingham man Carl Edwards is on the brink of winning more than £12,500 from a 50p accumulator… if Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid manage to clinch the La Liga title head of city rivals Real at the weekend.
Edwards recently re-discovered a betting slip from last summer, in which he had attempted to correctly predict a number of league champions across Europe.
The savvy punter corrected picked Manchester City to win the Premier League, Norwich City to top the pile in the Championship and Edwards was on the money with his League One and League Two predictions, Hull City and Cheltenham
The final and crucial leg of his accumulator is Atletico Madrid to win La Liga, and Los Colchoneros can land silverware and Edwards’ money-spinning five-fold if they beat Real Valladolid this weekend.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Edwards said: “I’m a nervous wreck at the moment.
“I almost had a heart attack when Barcelona let a goal in during the last minute the other day.
“I’ve never won a bet like this in my life and to think I could make £12,500 from 50p is amazing.
“Especially after the year I’ve had after lockdown, I do all the markets in the Midlands and they have been closed so we have not been able to work for nearly a year.
“Perhaps I should not have told everyone about the bet because I will have a line round the block of people wanting to borrow a few quid.
“I think the whole of Handsworth is supporting Atletico Madrid and I am delighted the final game will be happening when the pubs are back open.
“It will be the party of the year in my local The Calthorpe Arms if I win.”
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Make sure to check out our Premier League predictions page for our latest tips for England’s top tier. We will also have in depth analysis of Real Valladolid’s clash with Atletico Madrid as well as all the other final day fixtures in Spain over on our La Liga predictions page.
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