One unlucky football fan came agonisingly close to winning a bet that would have given him a massive return of £120,000.

Kyle Jaynes placed a four-fold accumulator on a mix of four Europa League and Europa Conference League matches on Thursday night, but missed out on the big win by just one goal.

The games he picked were Atalanta’s clash with Olympiakos, Real Sociedad’s trip to RB Leipzig, Bodo/Glimt’s visit to Celtic and Marseille’s match against Qarabag.

He staked £1 on the bet which he placed with bet365, which would have returned £119,340 if all of the results had come through as he had predicted.

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Jaynes correctly guessed that Sociedad would claim a 2-2 draw in the first leg of their Europa League knockout play-offs at Leipzig, at odds of 14/1.

Robin Le Normand and Mikel Oyarzabal twice put the La Liga side ahead, but they were pegged back both times by goals from Christopher Nkunku and Emil Forsberg.

He also predicted that Marseille would ease to a 3-1 win in the first leg of their Europa Conference League play-off against Azerbaijan minnows Qarabag at odds of 11/1.

Two goals from Arkadiusz Milik as well as an injury time strike from Dimitri Payet put the French side in control, despite Kady scoring a consolation.

The most outside bet Jaynes placed was on Norwegian champions Bodo/Glimt defeating Scottish giants Celtic 3-1 away from home, with that bet being at 50/1.

Astonishingly, he proved to be correct again, with Runar Espejord, Amahl Pellegrino and Hugo Vetlesen handing Bodo an amazing upset, despite Daizen Maeda’s late goal.

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The only game that did not come through for Jaynes was Atalanta’s clash with Olympiakos, having predicted a 3-1 win for the home side.

All seemed to be going well for the punter, with Berat Djimsiti’s double putting Atalanta ahead after Francisco Soares had opened the scoring for the Greek side.

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