20 Stats from the Betting Industry

0 – How much it costs to sign up to a top online bookmaker with these free bets no deposit offers.

1 – The ‘Big 6’ all winning in one weekend, a popular bet for punters but one the bookies like to take, has just occurred once this season (on 23rd/24th September).

9/2 – Naysayers can get odds of 9/2 that England are eliminated at the group stage of the 2018 World Cup.

7 – The years a punter had to wait to collect his 2010 bet on Wayne Rooney returning to Everton. The bet was made for £20 at odds of 100/1. Weirdly, the punter was a Manchester City fan.

11 – There were 11 minutes left to go in the Mali vs Angola African Cup of Nations Game in 2010. Angola were 4-0 up when one punter put £5 on the draw in a live bet. The final score? 4-4 and a happy punter with £5k in his pocket.

13/1 – The current odds for Liverpool to win the Champions League – the most popular choice among the remaining eight teams, according to comparison site Oddschecker.

15 – Paddy Power paid out on Man City winning the Premier League this season after just 15 games. It’s not the first time the Irish bookmaker has paid out early. Although, they don’t always get it right – in 2016 they lost $1 million by paying out on Hillary Clinton to win the US election.

16/1 – Current odds of England to win the 2018 World Cup. Germany are favourites at 5/1.

17 – The number of points by which Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich both lead their respective leagues. The odds offered for either to win are around 1/2000.

30 – A punter once spent 30p on a 15-team accumulator bet featuring matches across Europe. The odds were over 1.6 million to one. It won, making the punter £500,000 richer. The final game in his accumulator – Bayern Munich vs Valencia in 2001 Champions League Final – was decided by a penalty shoot-out: talk about nerve-wracking.

33/1 – Current odds for rock-bottom West Bromwich Albion to stay up this season.

44/1 – The approximate odds for Southampton to win the FA Cup and get relegated to the Championship at the end of the season – just like Wigan Athletic did in 2013.

48 – A study showed that around 48% of all UK adults regularly (at least once every four weeks) take part in a gambling-related activity.

50/1 – The odds for Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp to become the next manager of Manchester United.

125/1 – The odds that a Liverpool fan got on Xabi Alonso scoring from his own half during the 2006 season. The punter put £200 on at 125/1. Alonso, of course, did the business.

250/1 – Current odds for Manchester United winning the Premier League this season, which is still (just about) possible with eight games to go.

2000/1 – The odds of England’s Group G rivals Panama winning the World Cup.

5000/1 – The odds for Leicester City to win the Premier League in 2015-16 were 5000/1 at the start of the season. Some of the punters ‘cashed in’ at a reduced price their bets early, but a handful held their nerve until the end of that extraordinary season.

35,000 – Cost in pounds to run a television advert during a Premier League game. Betting companies often take up these spots.

10,000,000 – The amount in pounds said to be earned in stud fees each year by Rock of Gibraltar. The horse was once part-owned by Sir Alex Ferguson.