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It was a bad week for the bookies and football

Tough and bad as well – bookies and football

It is inevitable that at some point throughout the Premier League season that certain weeks will just be bad for the bookies. The first bad bookie weekend of the 2017/2018 Premier League season kicked off last weekend, with bookies reporting losses across the board. What constitutes a bad week for bookies? When all the bookies’ favourites face considerably lesser opposition and they all win, of course.

Game Week 6 kills the bookies

Top UK BookiesGame Week 6 took place from September 23-25 (Saturday to Monday), with Saturday seeing the favourites in 7 out of the 8 matches win their matches. Tottenham defeated West Ham 3-2, whilst Everton won 2-1 at home to Bournemouth, and Liverpool scraped a 2-3 victory away at Leicester. Manchester City thrashed Crystal Palace 5-0, Chelsea bagged a 4-0 away win over Stoke, whilst United struggled but ultimately lucked out in a 1-0 away win against Southampton. In fact, only Burnley and Huddersfield ended in a draw.

With a good number of punters slapping down accumulator bets, plenty in the UK bookmaker industry braced for a multi-million pay-out to players. Things got worse on Monday, as Arsenal beat West Brom 2-0, compounding more misery for bookies and joy for players with accumulators.

The next “bad weekend”

Of course, last weekend was no mere blip on the radar. “Bad Weekends” occur at several times throughout the season, although it is largely down to the random fixture lists as to whether you get a flurry of easy to predict matches multiple times per year. With few big clubs scheduled to meet in the immediate future, the UK’s biggest bookies could be set for a few more ups and down before October fades from view.

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