We’ve looked back through the data to find out the most shocking results of the season so far.
Premier League football is almost back! It’s certainly not the same behind-closed-doors, but one thing that you can expect is some surprising results. We’ve seen in the Bundesliga that home advantage has often gone out of the window with no fans in the stadiums.
In celebration of the against-all-odds upsets that neutral dreams of, we’ve taken a look back at the season so far and specifically at the biggest upsets in 2019/20.
For each gameweek we’ve picked out the least likely match result based on the best available odds pre-match via oddschecker. Happy days if you backed any of these!
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Gameweek 1 - Watford v BRIGHTON
New signing Neal Maupay was among the scorers as the Seagulls thumped Watford on the opening day of the season. A flying start to life under new manager Graham Potter and at a best price of 29/10, the biggest upset of the gameweek.
Gameweek 2 - Man City v Spurs DRAW
Man City’s winning run was halted at 15 as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Spurs. There was more VAR drama between these two as Aymeric Laporte was adjudged to have handled the ball in the build-up to a Gabriel Jesus winner. The draw was the least likely outcome of the round at 4/1.
Gameweek 3 - Spurs v NEWCASTLE
Spurs feature again, but this time they were on the receiving end of a VAR stinker. This 1-0 away victory was a first win for Steve Bruce at Newcastle, thanks to big-money signing Joelinton’s goal. VAR controversially denied Spurs a penalty towards the end of the game after Harry Kane collided with Jamaal Lascelles. Backers of the Magpies at 10/1 would have been sweating at that point.
Gameweek 4 - Chelsea v Sheffield United DRAW
Frank Lampard was denied a first home win by Chris Wilder and Sheffield United. The Blades came back from 2-0 down at Stamford Bridge to land a 2-2 draw. The draw was the biggest upset of Gameweek 4 at 15/4.
Gameweek 5 - NORWICH v Man City
The biggest upset of the season so far came as Norwich bagged a famous victory against Champions Man City. City lost 3-2 at Carrow Road, their first defeat of the season and one that opened the door for Liverpool early on. The Canaries were an eye-watering 22/1 best price before the game.
Gameweek 6 - Everton v SHEFF UNITED
Sheffield United continued to impress as they bagged their first away win of the season at Goodison Park. Marco Silva was under pressure at Everton already, and this shock 2-0 defeat certainly didn’t help. The Blades were 17/4 pre-game.
Gameweek 7 - BRIGHTON v Spurs
Another manager in the spotlight, Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs had just been hammered 7-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League. They proceeded to be thrashed 3-0 by Brighton here, who were 17/5 best price.
Gameweek 8 - Man City v WOLVES
This result is a close second in the list of biggest upsets, and once again it’s Man City who suffered. Adama Traore's double was what it took for 20/1 Wolves to sink the Champions at the Etihad.
Gameweek 9 - Spurs v Watford DRAW
Paulo Gazzaniga saved a Troy Deeney penalty, and Spurs were denied a last-gasp winner by 10.04mm. All a lot more exciting than the 0-0 score line suggests. The draw was 15/4 and the biggest price of the round.
Gameweek 10 - Arsenal v Crystal Palace DRAW
Sadly another mention for VAR here. Palace battled back from 2-0 down, before VAR decided there was a foul in the build-up to what would have been an Arsenal winner. The game finished 2-2, and the draw was a chunky 7/2.
Gameweek 11 - West Ham v NEWCASTLE
Newcastle feature again for their thrilling 3-2 away win at West Ham. Two late goals for the hosts weren’t enough to prevent the 7/2 Magpies victory.
Gameweek 12 - Spurs v Sheffield United DRAW
Another one to file under VAR controversy as Sheffield United were denied a goal by John Lundstram’s big toe. The Blades still managed to grab a 1-1 draw at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, at 16/5.
Gameweek 13 - Everton v NORWICH
Goals from Todd Cantwell and Dennis Srbeny secured an away win for Norwich at Goodison Park. They were a hefty best price of 15/2 to beat Everton.
Gameweek 14 - Chelsea v WEST HAM
West Ham ended an eight-game winless run with a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge. The struggling Hammers were 9/1 best price before the game.
Gameweek 15 - Sheffield United v NEWCASTLE
Allan Saint-Maximin and Jonjo Shelvey scored against the run of play to beat Sheffield United at their place. The Blades had been tough to beat all season and bookies had Newcastle at 4/1 here.
Gameweek 16 - Man City v MAN UNITED
Early goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial were enough for Man Utd to beat City 2-1 and leave their rivals 14 points behind Liverpool. United were a massive 8/1 to win at the Etihad.
Gameweek 17 - Chelsea v BOURNEMOUTH
Chelsea’s shaky form at Stamford Bridge continued as Bournemouth recorded a shock 1-0 win. Dan Gosling’s goal was originally disallowed but VAR overturned the decision. Those that had a hunch about Bournemouth could have got a best price of 12/1 here.
Gameweek 18 - WATFORD v Man United
David de Gea had a day to forget as Watford scored their first win under Nigel Pearson. The 2-0 victory came as a shock to most and bookies had the Hornets at 18/5 pre-game.
Gameweek 19 - Chelsea v SOUTHAMPTON
The biggest shock on Boxing Day came as relegation-threatened Southampton stunned Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The 2-0 defeat was Chelsea’s second consecutive loss at home. Meanwhile, the Saints were 15/2 to win before the game.
Gameweek 20 - Norwich v Spurs DRAW
A late penalty from Harry Kane saved Spurs’ blushes at Carrow Road. Defensive errors galore cost Spurs on this occasion, and their draw with Norwich was a best price of 10/3 for any lucky punters.
Gameweek 21 - Burnley v ASTON VILLA
Jack Grealish shone as Aston Villa bagged a New Year’s Day victory at Turf Moor. The unlikely winners were a best price of 16/5 pre-game.
Gameweek 22 - Leicester v SOUTHAMPTON
Plenty expected a bit of fight from Southampton, who had the 9-0 drubbing by Leicester fresh in their minds. Still, bookies understandably sided with the in-form Foxes and priced Saints at 4/1 before this 2-1 win.
Gameweek 23 - Man City v Crystal Palace DRAW
Shocks involving Man City are a pretty common occurrence in this list. Two late Sergio Aguero goals looked like they might be enough for City, but a Fernandinho own goal at the death made it 2-2. The draw with Palace was a big price at 11/1.
Gameweek 24 - Man United v BURNLEY
Jay Rodriguez’s goal was the memorable moment from this game. His stunning strike was worthy of earning Burnley their first win at Old Trafford in 58 years. The away side were priced at 13/2.
Gameweek 25 - SPURS v Man City
Steven Bergwijn had a debut to remember after he scored a cracking goal against 10-man City. The visitors missed a penalty in the first-half and lost Oleksandr Zinchenko to two yellow cards. Spurs were a tasty 5/1 to win.
Gameweek 26 - Southampton v BURNLEY
Burnley ground out 2-1 victory at St Mary’s despite yet another goal for Danny Ings. The away side weren’t fancied at all here, at 4/1 pre-game.
Gameweek 27 - NORWICH v Leicester
Leicester’s dip in form was compounded by a 1-0 defeat to Norwich. The relegation-bound Canaries were 16/5 to beat Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Gameweek 28 - WATFORD v Liverpool
Not the biggest shock according to the odds, but surely the biggest by any other measure. Two goals from Ismaila Sarr and a third from Troy Deeney saw Liverpool’s dreams of invincibility crushed in an 18-minute spell. The Hornets were 11/2 to beat Liverpool at home.
Gameweek 29 - Southampton v NEWCASTLE
In the last gameweek before the shutdown, Newcastle’s 1-0 win away at Southampton provided the biggest upset. Allan Saint-Maximin’s goal gave the Magpies a timely victory against 10 men. Rarely successful on the road, Newcastle were 4/1 before the match.
Here's the full list of the biggest upsets so far...
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