If you are struggling to pick a winner of this year’s World Cup then look no further than Marcus the psychic pig from Derbyshire.
For the eight-year-old from Heage is said to have a good nose for such sporting occasions - claiming a 100 per cent record. In an interview with the Daily Mail, his owner Juliette Stevens, said he correctly predicted Germany as the winners of the World Cup four years ago. The black micro pig also appears to know his politics, incredibly predicting that Brexit would happen and that Donald Trump would be US president. For this year’s tournament in Russia, Marcus thinks Belgium, Argentina, Nigeria and Uruguay will make the semi-finals. And he does it by choosing apples!
Juliette, 50, told the Daily Mail: “Marcus is the seventh child of a seventh child and apparently they’re gifted with special powers so maybe that’s where it comes from. “A few years ago I was invited on a radio show because of Paul the octopus predicting results and they wanted to see if I had any animals that had the ability. “I hadn’t tried the seventh child theory out so thought I’d give it a go. “’He started predicting quite a few things, the most hilarious was when he predicted Brexit. “At that stage nobody thought Brexit would happen so I was convinced he’d got it wrong. “He also predicted Trump would win. I said ‘Marcus you’ve definitely got that wrong’ and then look what happened. “He had apples with a picture of Trump next to one and Hillary Clinton next to the other and he ate the Trump apple. “For one football match he didn’t eat any of the apples and it turned out to be a draw. It’s really bizarre.” Juliette added: “I can’t remember which team it was but in the last World Cup there was a team that nobody thought would win a game - not in a million years and he got it right. “He’s predicted tennis results, football results and he predicts a lot of Derby County games. “He correctly predicted that they wouldn’t go up to the premiership and that provoked a lot of anger among fans who said they wanted to turn him into a bacon sandwich. “He has a 100 per cent track record, I think he’s got to get it wrong one day but he never does. “Let’s hope he can do it again this time round.’