Bettor Takes 7-Leg, $557K Champions Parlay Into World Cup Final
Lionel Hahn/Getty. Pictured: Kylian Mbappe.
A bettor will take his monster parlay into the World Cup Final. France beat Morocco on Wednesday, which means that Daniel Forte’s seven champions parlay — with odds of +2145200 — is still alive.
If France wins back-to-back World Cups, Forte will turn his $26 parlay into $557,770.91. The French face off against Argentina and Lionel Messi on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. ET.
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Before the World Cup, FanDuel offered the bettor an $80,000 cashout option. That figure went up to $83,000 right before France’s Round of 16 match against Poland. Kylian Mbappe and company won 3-1.
Then, last Sunday, the French took down England in a game they likely should’ve lost, according to xG purveyors. England put up 2.59 expected goals while France accumulated just 1.32, but a Harry Kane missed penalty was enough to put Les Bleus through to yet another semifinals.
“I’m two games away,” the bettor said after France beat England in the quarterfinals in penalty kicks. “The heart is racing. I’ve never had an intense feeling during a game like this before.”
The bettor has a cashout option for $283,538.82, a source from FanDuel told the Action Network.
For reference, he’d need $276,127.72 in capital to hedge on Argentina to win the World Cup at +102 to net a profit of $281,624.28. So FanDuel’s cashout option is actually gifting Forte an extra $1,914.54.
France might have been a natural pick when Forte initially placed in his bet, but the team entered the World Cup with three of their stars missing — Karim Benzema, Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante.
But thanks to goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and the leg of Kylian Mbappe — who has scored five of their 13 goals — France has gone undefeated (6-0) in the tournament while their A team has been on the pitch.