Paddy Power is paying out on Manchester United winning a record-breaking 20th Barclays Premier League title, and we’re not even halfway through February!
Paddy Power can’t see Sir Alex Ferguson’s men throwing it away after Manchester City dropped points against Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday. The Red Devils are twelve points clear in the 2012/13 season.
Manchester United are sitting pretty at the top of the table having racked up a monster 65 points from 26 games. They’ve won an incredible 21 games and have beaten Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and City this season.
Fergie has had plenty of beef with the man in charge of drawing up the Premier League calendar but United’s title run in looks little more than a cakewalk. Arsenal and City themselves have to play United (City at Old Trafford) as Sir Alex hunts down the 38th trophy of his career in charge of United.
Paddy is so confident that Man United will secure a record-breaking 20th title he is paying out more than £500,000 to punters who backed them outright, despite a third of the season remaining.
Paddy Power said: ‘The fat lady might not be singing yet but she’s definitely getting warmed up. We can’t see United letting their lead slip and with Real Madrid to come in midweek we thought we’d take some of the pressure off Fergie and give punters an early payday’.
Manchester City fans are also getting a comforting arm round the shoulder from Paddy courtesy of a free bet. Anyone who has set the reigning champs as their team on Paddy’s team pages will get a £5 free bet on Monday morning to try to ease the pain.
This early payout comes hot on the heels of Paddy emptying his pockets to the tune of more than £400,000 before the US Election. The boss paid out on a Barack Obama victory three days before the vote took place. Sorry Mitt Romney, you’re not black or cool.
But it doesn’t always have a happy ending for Paddy. Convinced Tiger Woods had the 2009 PGA Championship in the bag Paddy paid out on him winning at the halfway stage. Tiger blew a four-shot lead allowing YE Yang to take the major and it cost Paddy more than £1 million. He still wakes up in a cold sweat thinking about it.
There’s still a chance City could do it and cause more heart-ache for Paddy. United managed to cock-up an eight point lead last year in the most dramatic Premier League title-race in history.
Terms and conditions
- Payout applies to single bets only
- Payout applies to single bets placed on the Premier League 2012-13 Outright market.
- Bets must have been placed before 10.00am on Sunday February 10 2013
- The pay out applies to all channels
- The £5 free bet applies if you had your Paddy Power team page registered to Manchester City before 10.00am on Sunday February 10 2013
- The £5 free bet will be credited on Monday February 11 2013.