5000-1 Leicester Lead Top 10 Sporting Shocks

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IF Leicester win the Premier League at Old Trafford on Sunday it will be the biggest betting shock in history.

Some bookies marked up the Foxes at 5000-1 at the start of the season and as we know dozens of people backed them at that prices – and many have cashed out.

To put in perspective Northern Ireland are 5000-1 to win the 2018 World Cup with Coral and Justin Bieber is 5000-1 to one day be President of the USA. To be fair to Bieber he’d do a better job than Donald Trump as long as he promised not to sing.

Here are Coral‘s top 10 sporting betting shock – let’s hear about yours.

5000-1: Leicester to win the Premier League. If it doesn’t happen on Sunday it will be Monday or next weekend.

300-1: American unknown Ben Curtis winning The Open in 2003.

250-1: Equinoctial winning at Kelso on the November 21, 1990 – biggest-priced winner in horse racing history.

250-1: Goran Ivanisevic winning Wimbledon 2001.

150-1: Greece winning Euro 2004.

150-1: Joe Johnson winning the 1986 Snooker World Championship.

100-1: Foinavon winning the 1967 Grand National

100-1: Jeremy Corbyn winning the Labour 2015 Leader Election.

66-1: Japan beating South Africa in the Rugby World Cup 2015.

42-1: Buster Douglas beating Mike Tyson in 1990.

 

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6 Comments
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    stagger 1 year ago

    Not sure if inplay counts, MrF, but at half time Liverpool, losing 0-3, were 100/1 to lift the trophy against AC Milan in the Champs League Final, 2005.

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      Mr Fixit 1 year ago

      stagger, no reason why not. Anyone who saw that game will never forget it.

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    stagger 1 year ago

    Also, Frankie Detorri (spelling) was 25,000/1 to win all seven races at Ascot in 1996, and he pulled it off. (25,000/1? That’s just crazzzeee!)

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    stagger 1 year ago

    Come to think of it, that Dettori bet can’t be right, surely. 25,000 just to win seven races? Surely some mistake.

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    dabberboy 1 year ago

    Go home stagger boy – your drunk

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    stagger 1 year ago

    Hardly.
    Perfectly reasonable comments, I’d have thought.

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