Sport Intelligence can authoritatively state that hundreds of Lagosians who play sport betting failed to win more than N10m during the uefa champions league matches which involved Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk and Barcelona’s 1-0 win over Sporting Lisbon.
The stake seemed high for the duo of Barca and City respectively to record at least three goals in their matches, but it was a heavy blow on those who staked money through various betting houses and both teams failed to actualize their expectations.
One man who simply identified himself as “Femi”, told Sport Intelligence that “Imagine Manchester City could not even score up to three goals and they worsened the situation by losing a penalty in the match.
Another who spoke to us on grounds of anonymity simply said “I think its greed that made us lose, we knew quite well that they were going to win, and we failed to stake on their winning capacity and pursued more points because we felt the over 2.5 would get us more points”.
Sport Intelligence further gathered that the least amount staked which led to heavy losses was N100 each while there was a maximum stake of about N10,000.
Our source further gathered that more than half of those who failed to win ascribed their failures to the low-goals scored by the two teams in their matches, as all staked on the two teams based on their pedigree since this season began.