Drake backs Arsenal and Barcelona to win in eye-watering £537,000 bet

Rapper Drake bets over £500,000 on Arsenal to beat Leeds and Barcelona to win El Clasico against Real Madrid to return over £2.5MILLION… but both clubs will be hoping to avoid the star’s ‘curse’ in huge Sunday clashes

  • Drake has put more than half a million on both Arsenal and Barcelona to win
  • The Gunners face Leeds while Barca prepare for the season’s first El Clasico
  • Should both sides come out on top the rapper stands to take home £2.5million 

Drake has once again put money on the line for this weekend’s sporting action, laying a £537,000 (CA$833,333) bet on both Arsenal and Barcelona to come out on top on Sunday. 

The Canadian rapper could win over £2.5million (CA$3,900,002) should his wager come good, although he does have a checkered history 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.

Drake has backed both Barcelona and Arsenal to win on Sunday to earn him over £2.5million

Although Barcelona and Real Madrid meet in a very close encounter, with both sides on excellent form, Arsenal’s clash with Leeds is – at least on paper – slightly more clear cut. 

Mikel Arteta’s side are top of the table, having only lost once, and are in fantastic form with eight wins in the Premier League. 

Their opponents for Sunday’s clash, on the other hand, are without a win since August, having made a brilliant start to the campaign.

The Blaugrana sit top of the league by virtue of a superior goal difference to rivals Real Madrid

Barca’s start to LaLiga has been spectacular, conceding just one goal as they sit top of the division by virtue of a superior goal difference to their great Clasico rivals, Los Blancos. 

But where they have been excellent domestically, they have struggled to impress on the continental stage. 

Barca will wear shirts with the rapper’s OVO owl logo in honour of his Spotify milestone

The Blaugrana are on the verge of a second successive group stage exit in the Champions League, having won only one of their four clashes so far. 

Sunday’s El Clasico clash also sees the Catalan giants kitted out in Drake-inspired shirts, with their sponsors Spotify celebrating the Canadian becoming the first artist to reach 50 billion streams. 

However they will be looking to avoid the ‘Drake curse’ – an internet theory that the rapper is behind the downfall of several form sides and athletes across the world. 

After players met with Drake ahead of fixtures, each of PSG, Arsenal, Anthony Joshua and Conor McGregor suffered high profile defeats from 2018-19.

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