Oddschecker's Weekend Winners and Losers

It was a brilliant weekend for some across the world of sport whilst for others it was all a bit of a nightmare.

Oddschecker's Weekend Winners and Losers


Real Madrid

The type of weekend that even Zinedine Zidane wouldn't have dared dream of. The Frenchman lead his Real side to a 3-0 victory over their Madrid rivals in the final ever derby at the Vicente Calderon thanks to a hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo.

Before Saturday's treble (his 39th of an incredible career), Ronaldo had failed to score in the last six Madrid derbies whilst as a team, Real had scored just 7 times in the last 11 meetings with their nearest rivals. The win also continued the impressive record of Zidane who is still yet to lose away from home in La Liga as Real manager.

A good weekend for Los Blancos was made great by the sight of Barcelona dropping points at home to 9-men Malaga leaving Madrid 4 points clear at the top of La Liga. Madrid are now 8/11 to be crowned champions after starting the weekend as big as 6/4.

Matthew Fitzpatrick

What did you spend your weekends doing when you were 22? If your name is Mattew Fitzpatrick you spend it shooting a 67 to finish on -17 to beat a field of golfers featuring some of the best in the world to take home €1,217,174 in prize money that's what.

It's been some year for the man from Sheffield who also made his Ryder Cup debut in September. This weekend's victory was his third on the tour and should see him sneak into the world's top 30 golfers.

Andy Murray

2016 for Andy Murray reads:

78 wins

7 loses

9 titles

$13,327,822 in prize money

1 Olympic Gold medal.

And to top it all off, Sunday's victory over Novak Djokovic on the World Tour Final means he'll end the year as world number one.

And there's probably one more honour to add to that list too. BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016.

Charley Hull

What did you spend your weekends doing when you were 20? If your name is Charley Hull then you spend it winning £404,891 by landing your maiden win on the LPGA.

The forgotten men

Yaya Toure: Saturday was his first Premier League start of the season and his first for almost 3 months after featuring just once under Pep Guardiola. His two goals helped City go level on points with then leaders Liverpool. Not bad Yaya.

Falcao: Remember him? Not many players get the chance to be big money flops twice in the Premier League (Juan Sebastian Veron anyone). But since his return to Monaco, the Columbian has recaptured some of his best form plundering 9 goals in 11 game, including 5 in his last 3. Monaco now top Ligue 1 after Falcao opened the scoring in a 3-0 win away at Lorient.


Jose Mourinho

That's now 3 straight draws at home in the League and just 19 points collected from 12 games (that's 2 points less than David Moyes managed after the same amount of games).

Jose has now faced Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea in the league and come away with just one point.

Saturday's draw also means it's just 5 wins all season in the league, the same as Watford who incidentally have scored the same amount of goals too. Utd are 6 points off the top 4 and 23/10 to finish there come the end of the season.

Oh, and Chelsea are top of the league...

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Alan Pardew

Another weekend, another defeat. His Crystal Palace side are now officially the worst performing side in England’s top 4 divisions this year. 31 League games played and just 22 points taken in that time (9 of which came in September when they won three on the bounce).

They've also manged to go 17 games without a clean sheet. We wonder why?

“Anyone who knows the way I manage, I like my teams to be on the front foot and score goals, so clean sheets have never been the top of my priority,”

A reminder that Palace spent over £50m in the summer...Palace are 8/1 to be relegated

James Anderson

Technically it happened on Monday morning but it's impossible to ignore a stat like this.

During England's defeat to India in the 2nd Test, Jimmy made his 21st Test duck, an England record. It was also the first king pair by an England batsman since 1906, and England's third in history.

Now that's some going! To make him feel a bit better here's another stat his fellow England team mates managed to achieve... Six England batsmen in succession who were out lbw over both innings, the first time a team have lost six successive wickets to that mode of dismissal in a Test.

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