Fifty years ago this weekend, the World Cup was stolen while on display at an exhibition in London.
The iconic solid-gold Jules Rimet trophy disappeared while a church service was taking place in another part of the Westminster Central Hall.
It was famously retrieved by Pickles, a mongrel dog, who discovered it under a bush while out for a walk with his owner a few days later.
Punters expecting history to (sort of) repeat itself may like the look of Betfred’s 8/5 for Huddersfield Town to steal three points at Elland Road.
Yet like Scotland Yard in March 1966, David Wagner’s side will have their work cut out if they’re to make off with maximum points.
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They’ve lost their last four league matches against Leeds, conceding 13 times in the process and scoring just twice.
It’s a record which suggests that backing another stalemate (11/5, Coral) could make enormous sense.
Punters who concur have a wealth of stalemate-related options from which to choose.
For instance, Winner.com chalk 6/1 against it finishing 1-1, while the likelihood of it ending goalless is rated 9/1 by BetVictor.com.
Elsewhere, Stan James’ 10/3 for it to end as a score draw has caught the eye of a considerable number of backers.
So has the 14/1 posted by Skybet in favour of it ending 2-2.
Town last recorded a win at Elland Road in March 2013.
Those anticipating an end to that barren run can get 5/1 (Paddy Power) against them emerging victorious following a drawn opening 45 minutes.
In the correct score markets, bet365 chalk 6/1 against Town registering a 1-0 win.
If Huddersfield are to execute the perfect smash-and-grab, the chances are it’ll be very close, which probably explains why the 9/1 posted by Boylesports against a 2-1 away win has proved so popular.
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