The lucky punters who predicted Hearts 4, Celtic 0

Hibs fan Raymond Mills could have won five grand but cashed out early. Picture: Bet365/Contributed
Hibs fan Raymond Mills could have won five grand but cashed out early. Picture: Bet365/Contributed
0
Have your say

A handful of soothsayer-like punters were bold enough to place bets on Hearts’ unlikely four-nil victory over Celtic, with bookies offering odds of up to 500/1.

Hearts won yesterday’s match at Tynecastle by four clear goals, bringing to end Celtic’s 69-game unbeaten domestic run in spectacular fashion.

Hearts' Harry Cochrane (left) celebrates his goal with Kyle Lafferty. Picture: SNS

Hearts' Harry Cochrane (left) celebrates his goal with Kyle Lafferty. Picture: SNS

READ MORE: Hearts 4 Celtic 0: Jam Tarts crush Hoops’ unbeaten run

William Hill reported that one punter placed money on the highly-unlikely score, with odds of 200-to-one.

The punter, who has not yet been named, placed a £5 bet on Hearts scoring four goals without reply and can now claim winnings of £1000.

“It was quite a remarkable result and just one punter, from Glasgow no less, backed 4-0 at 200/1,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Liam Ross Campbell was rewarded handsomely for his one pound bet. Picture: SkyBet/Contributed

Liam Ross Campbell was rewarded handsomely for his one pound bet. Picture: SkyBet/Contributed

“It is a nice little early Christmas present of £1000 for one punter from Glasgow. Even more so if they are a Rangers fan.”

As the bet was placed on a self-service terminal, the identity of the punter cannot be revealed until they go to collect their winnings.

Another punter, Liam Ross Campbell, placed a £1 bet on the scoreline with SkyBet. Long odds of 250/1 bagged him £251, including his stake.

And, most impressive of all, Hibs fan Raymond Mills, was brash enough to place £10 on the once-in-a-lifetime result.

Bet365 offered Mr Mills remote odds of 500/1 that would have earned him a whopping £5010, including his stake.

However, when Hearts’ fourth goal went in Raymond admits his ‘bottle went’ and cashed out.

Nevertheless the lucky Hibee still managed to win £2624. Merry Christmas indeed.

The 4-0 triumph was the first time the Jambos had scored four against Celtic since 1972, and their biggest league victory in this fixture since 1895.

Support our Christmas campaign to make Edinburgh the Capital of Kindness - Sign up HERE