I GOT an email from a punter today asking what's the score with bets placed on Celtic to qualify against Sion in the Europa League.
The Glasgow giants were of course beaten 3-1 on aggregate by the Swiss but have been reinstated after UEFA kicked out Sion for breaching a transfer embargo.
I can tell you that William Hill and Ladbrokes are definitely paying out on Celtic to qualify. People who bet through the internet and on phones should be credited automatically while shop punters will need to fill in details of their bet on a claim form.
Celtic have been awarded both legs 3-0 but bookies will not be paying out in the individual matches, just the “to qualify” market.
The punter placed his bet with Paddy Power and I'm waiting for a reply from them on whether they're paying. If I was a betting man I'd predict they will.
Anyone who had a bet on Celtic to qualify and isn't sure whether they're being paid should get in touch and I'll get an answer.