Huddersfield Town may be chasing a first win at Blackburn Rovers in 29 years but they will be taking a sizeable army of supporters.
Heading to Ewood Park on Saturday are 1,150 Town fans who have already bought tickets.
And that number is expected to rise towards 2,000 with tickets remaining on sale at the John Smith’s Stadium ticket office until 4pm on Friday and fans being able to pay on the gate in Lancashire.
Fans are also flocking to the match against Rotherham next Tuesday, with 1,100 tickets already sold and the allocation of 1,944 expected to sell out. They remain on general sale.
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Tickets for the trip to Bristol City on Saturday, April 30, go on sale on Thursday morning (April 14).
Many fans will be having a bet on those games, and they will be interested to note that Skybet have confirmed a Leicester City punter opted to cash out his bet on Leicester City winning the Premier League and pocketing over £100,000.
The customer backed the Foxes at 5,000/1 to the tune of £20 each way back on August 18 last year and, following another victory at the weekend which leaves them three wins from the title, has decided that now is the time to secure profit.
The punter has cashed out for £108,703.41. He had stood to win just over £133,000 if he had let the original bet ride and Leicester delivered the goods.
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Skybet’s cash-out feature allows punters to collect on bets which could yet go on to lose and, should Leicester stumble, allowing one of their pursuers to secure an unlikely victory, the customer in question will have made a six-figure sum from what would effectively be a losing bet.
“Backers of Leicester have faced a real head-scratcher over the last few weeks,” said Skybet’s Sandro Di Michele.
“All these 1-0 wins and even their 2-0 win at Sunderland have come with moments of genuine alarm and I must say bravo to this customer for seeing it through for so long.
“Presumably the punter was keen to make sure they won six figures for their small each-way play and now that it’s job done, they can relax and enjoy the rest of the season.”