How Arsenal betting mistake earned Nandi man over Sh400,000

By Standard Sports: Friday, September 20th 2019 at 11:20 GMT +3 | Sports

Arsenal threw away a two-goal lead as Roberto Pereyra's late penalty salvaged a 2-2 draw for Watford at Vicarage Road last weekend. [Courtesy]

While most mistakes in life prove costly, that was not the case for one Julius Kipkemboi, who hails from Kipkaren catchment, Nandi County.

Kipkemboi, predicted 19 games correctly on Odibets to win Ksh423,693 with only Sh49, a victory propelled by a mistake he accidentally committed while placing his bet.

He had initially planned to bet on an Arsenal win as they played Watford on Sunday, however, his luck struck as he mistakenly picked Arsenal women, who were playing against Man United in the FA Women’s Super League, with the former winning.

Julius Kipkemboi, Odibets winner on September 18 [Courtesy]

Had Kipkemboi placed Arsenal men, he would have lost the bet as the Gunners were held by Watford after a shambolic defensive display.

This was one of the games that cost many punters their bets. “I picked my betting strategy from my father who’s been betting on sports for over 40 years,” he said.

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