Every week, masses of football fans partake in Sky Soccer Saturday’s Super 6, which is a usually weekly competition, where anyone with a SkyBet account can pick the outcomes of six specifically chosen matches, to be in with the chance of winning the share of a fortune if every single selection is correct.
Not all too many football betting websites cover Super 6, even though it’s free to play and massively worth playing considering the sorts of prizes that are involved, but FootyAccumulators regularly update their very own Super 6 Tips page and celebrate the excitement of playing it every Saturday.
There’s been plenty of near misses in the game, especially with one goal potentially costing your chances of scooping an unbelievably weighty prize, but the bar has been raised with the most recent disappointment, as one unfortunate player was inches away from scooping one million pounds.
The weekend in question involved Everton v Crystal Palace, which was a tough game to call but finished as a 3-1 win for The Toffees, Stoke City v Brighton & Hove Albion, which was a narrow 1-1 draw, Swansea City v Burnley, resulting late-on as a 1-0 win for the resurgent Sea Swans, West Ham United v Watford, who won by two goals to nil, and Championship title favourites Wolverhampton Wanderers, who defeated uninspiring Queens Park Rangers by two goals to one at Molineux.
Although the player in question managed to get all five of those selections correct, the final game was Derby County’s fierce tie with Norwich City, who both regularly play a part in the Championship chase for promotion. There must have been a sigh of relief after twelve minutes, where in-form Rams striker Matej Vydra netted to give hope to the predicted 1-0 win for Derby, but there was still an emotionally exhausting seventy-eight minutes left to play, which surely felt like a far longer period for this Super 6 player.
It looked like it was all but over just six minutes from the break, where Gary Rowett’s men carelessly gave a penalty away, but it was former Liverpool goalkeeper Scott Carson who forced through a fantastic save from the spot.
Unsurprisingly, there was even more intensity in the second half through wanting everything to remain stable as a 1-0 win for Derby but it all came to an end in the most upsetting of ways, as they gave away yet another spot-kick for The Canaries, this time converted through James Maddison to devastate the one last remaining Super 6 player of the weekend.
The hardest blow was suffered by the Super 6 player but Derby County were also involved in that day’s Soccer Saturday SuperBoost, which consisted of Everton, Wolves and Derby, so The Rams not only cancelled out one man for a million pounds, but also let down a large number of SkyBet customers throughout the country.