The odds timeline of that incredible Swansea v Crystal Palace match

Swansea's win over Crystal Palace was undoubtedly a thriller but how did the odds change as the goals flew in?

The odds timeline of that incredible Swansea v Crystal Palace match

Swansea and Crystal Palace played out one of the most exciting football matches in Premier League on Saturday afternoon. The 5-4 scoreline was even more impressive when you consider the score was 2-1 with only a quarter of the match still to be played.

Leroy Fer completed his three-minute double on 68 minutes to put Swansea 3-1 ahead and on their way to an important home win. Their odds at that point were 1/33 as opposed to Palace's 80/1, with most observers expecting Swansea to see out the match.

Back came Crystal Palace though, with a goal from the unlikely source of James Tomkins on 75 minutes. That would have made the Swansea players a bit more nervous about the score but the bookies still had them as big favourites at 1/5, with Palace still having work to do at 11/2.

Incredibly, Palace then went on to score two goals in three minutes to take control of the match and seemingly complete the comeback. The first was a Jack Cork own-goal that gave the two teams a pretty equal chance of winning, with odds of 5/1 for Swansea and 11/2 for Palace.

The second came from main man Christian Benteke, who sent the Palace fans at the Liberty into raptures and made the team massive favourites at 1/12.

Llorente then single-handedly completed Swansea's own comeback in injury time. After his first goal to make the score 4-4, Swansea and Palace were pretty level again with both teams given almost no chance of scoring again, with odds of 100/1 and 125/1.

The comeback was complete two minutes later though, with the ninth goal coming so late that betting was now suspended on the match.

 
Time Score Swansea odds Crystal Palace Odds
68' 3-1 1/33 80/1
75' 3-2 1/5 11/2
82' 3-3 5/1 11/2
84' 3-4 100/1 1/12
90'+1 4-4 100/1 125/1
90'+3 5-4 - -