Donald Trump’s the US President, Britain is no longer part of the EU and Leicester are the Premier League Champions. If we’d been writing this back in 2014 you’d have been forgiven for thinking we had completely lost the plot. With the above treble returning as much as £325,065/1 (September 2015, where you were able to bet on all three at the same time), 2016 has been quite the year for upsets and long shot winners. Can this trend continue?
Honey G to win X Factor – starting odds 50/1
First there was Jedward. Then there was Wagner. Now, Honey G. The controversial contestant certainly divides opinion and is fitting into the role of scaring Simon Cowell’s wallet extremely well. Starting at odds of 50/1, Honey G has since drifted to as long as 100/1 to win the competition and is now as short as 7/1, making her third favourite. What a hero.
Leicester to win the Champions League – starting odds 100/1
The fairy tale of Leicester City’s Premier League title win will be spoke about for many years. Just imagine if the year of the upset strikes again and they win the Champions League? The domestic campaign hasn’t started how they’d have liked and manager Claudio Ranieri has been “angry” at his teams league form. On the European stage, their form paints quite the different picture and the Foxes have all but qualified for the next round. Now as short as 40/1 to win the Champions League, can Leicester be the next major upset?
Ed Balls to win Strictly Come Dancing – starting odds 66/1
Credit where credit is the due, the ex-politician now professional dancer has overachieved getting himself this far in the competition. He’s still as long as 50/1 to win the competition and amazingly he isn’t the rank outsider. Go on Ed!
Villarreal to win La Liga – starting odds 80/1
The traditional La Liga three-horse race has a potential imposter in the form of Villarreal. After the tragic death of their manager and a breathtaking return to the top flight two seasons ago, the club battled to sixth last year and are currently third in the table, ahead of Atletico Madrid. Amazingly, they have drifted to win the title since the markets opened and are now 250/1!
Fancy all four of these in an acca? A Honey G, Leicester, Ed Balls and Villarreal four-fold is currently best-price 3,362,328/1. Stranger things have happened. No really.