Drake loses £537,000 bet after Barcelona are beaten by Real Madrid in El Clasico
Rapper Drake LOSES £537,000 after betting on Barcelona to win El Clasico against Real Madrid and Arsenal to beat Leeds… as Xavi’s side lose to their bitter rivals to fall victim to the star’s ‘curse’
- Drake put more than half a million on both Arsenal and Barcelona to win
- The Gunners faced Leeds while Barca played in the season’s first El Clasico
- Arsenal beat Leeds, but Barcelona lost to Real Madrid at the Bernabeu
- Teams and individuals have lost in the recent past after Drake has backed them
- This is known as the ‘Drake curse’ and Barcelona have now fallen victim to it
Drake has lost £537,000 (CA$8333,333) after betting on Barcelona to beat Real Madrid in Sunday’s El Clasico.
The Canadian rapper backed Barcelona to win, and Arsenal to emerge victorious from their Premier League clash with Leeds.
He was in line to win £2.5million (CA$3,900,002) if his wager had come good, but Real Madrid picked up a 3-1 win at the Bernabeu.
Drake backed both Barcelona and Arsenal to win on Sunday to earn him over £2.5million
He posted his betting slip online to show that he had strongly backed Barcelona and Arsenal
Drake posted a message alongside his betting slip to say he was looking forward to the games
However, Real Madrid beat Barcelona to ruin Drake’s bet on Sunday’s matches
Drake has a checkered past when it comes to gambling. Although he won a staggering £3m backing both British MMA superstars Paddy Pimblett and Molly McCann earlier this year, he also lost £368k after Leon Edwards’ shock UFC 278 knockout of Kamaru Usman.
Heading into Sunday’s match, Barcelona and Real Madrid were both unbeaten in LaLiga, but it was Carlo Ancelotti’s men who came out on top as they raced into a two-goal lead through Karim Benzema and Fede Valverde.
Ferran Torres pulled a goal back for Barcelona, but Rodrygo’s late penalty ensured that the hosts took all three points, much to Drake’s dismay.
Xavis’s side were unable to avoid the ‘Drake curse’ – an internet theory that the rapper is behind the downfall of several form sides and athletes across the world.
Barcelona’s defeat meant that Drake’s bet was unsuccessful on Sunday afternoon
Bukayo Saka’s goal helped Arsenal beat Leeds but Drake’s bet was still unsuccessful
After players met with Drake ahead of fixtures, each of PSG, Arsenal, Anthony Joshua and Conor McGregor suffered high profile defeats from 2018-19.
Drake did get his prediction for Arsenal’s match with Leeds correct, though.
Bukayo Saka’s first half goal proved to be the difference between the two sides, as Patrick Bamford missed a penalty after the break.
Mikel Arteta’s team managed to hang on for an important win to extend their lead at the top of the table.
However, their victory was not enough to save Drake’s bet, a matter of minutes later, Barcelona’s defeat was confirmed.