Unusual Betting Patterns Cause Bookmakers to Suspend Wagering on Irish Premier League Match

Oct 26, 2018 1:12 PM EDT
  • An unusually high amount of money has been bet on the Irish Premier League match between Limerick and Waterford FC.
  • The suspicious betting patterns have caused bookmakers to suspend betting on the match.

It’s safe to say that a lot more people than usual will be monitoring the Waterford F.C. vs. Limerick Football Club soccer match.

Irish Daily Mirror reported that bookmakers have suspended betting on the match between the two League of Ireland Premier Division clubs due to some suspicious betting patterns.

According to Oddschecker, Limerick, who are second-to-last in the 10-team league, opened as long as 22-1 before their odds came crashing down behind an unusually large amount of money.

The Irish sports website JOE reported that more than €106,000 worth of bets were placed at BetFair alone. For context, just over €13,000 worth of bets had been played on Cork City vs. Bray Wanderers, while fewer than €3,400 had been waged on Sligo Rovers vs. Shamrock Rovers.

Nothing is really at stake in the match: Waterford will finish in fourth no matter the result, while Limerick will play Finn Harps in a playoff game next week to see if they will face relegation.

The game is set to kick-off at 7:45 p.m. local time (2:45 p.m. ET) at the Waterford Regional Sports Centre.


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