On This Day - 25/10/16

A blast from the past - we dug through our archives to find bets from years gone by.

On This Day - 25/10/16

1 year ago:

Louisa Johnson to win the X Factor was a Most Popular Bet on Oddschecker. At that point she was a less that convincing favourite to win the show - at a price of 11/4. This, in fact, turned out to be great value as she went on to do just that. This year’s competition already has a strong favourite; Matt Terry is an odds on banker according to the bookmakers. If last year’s outcome is anything to go by, then we think he’s got a pretty good chance too.

4 years ago:

2012 saw another US Presidential Election take place and Barrack Obama was the heavily backed favourite to win – which he did. Plenty of people may be hoping for a similar outcome in this election, which the odds suggest should be less of a close run affair.

5 years ago:

Luckily for Leicester Fans - the punters were not correct in 2011. We saw an influx of money for Martin O’Neill to become the Next Leicester City Manager and he was beaten to the post by none other than Nigel Pearson. Unfortunately, Pearson was later sacked (for reasons we cannot discuss in this article) to be replaced by Claudio Ranieri; and a magical fairy tale began.

10 Years ago:

Chelsea were 4/9 to win the Premier League and Manchester City were a staggering 2000/1! Almost as surprisingly, Bolton were the 5th most likely to win the title – behind only Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United. How times change…