Placing bets at some of the most outrageous odds always seems like a good idea at the time but only rarely comes off due to the high odds that bookies offer. However, sometimes when this is done there is always the miraculous times in which they come off and the rounds in the pub are on you! In today’s article we look at some of the biggest shocks to the bookies in sports history.
When thinking about the impossible underdog stories, the one that comes to most in when Leicester City defied the odds 5000/1 to claim themselves as Premier League champions in 2015/16. It was such long odds that the bookies claimed that the Queen recording the Christmas number one was more likely than Leicester pulling off the unlikely win. Some foxes fans put some money on these odds and seriously gave the bookies a bashing.
The 2005 Champions League Final between AC Milan and Liverpool was quite an even affair although Liverpool did just go into the match as slight underdogs. However, the story of this upset comes after half time as AC Milan went into the dressing room at half time at 3-0 up and cruising towards the coveted Champions League trophy. Due to this, the bookmakers made Liverpool 100/1 to win the cup in normal time; something that looked impossible. However, this Liverpool side wouldn’t lay down and went on to win the cup on penalties and made it their 5th European title.
Djibril Cisse on Steven Gerrard during the 2005 Champions League final::
🗣️ "He asked the staff to be alone with the players. He said that he was a Liverpool kid, this has always been his club, he didn't want to see his club lose like this, being humiliated." pic.twitter.com/Sxu2BPj0bF
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) June 11, 2020
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The last biggest upset on this list would be that of Buster Douglas beating then feared Mike Tyson which is still widely regarded as one of the biggest upsets in the sports history. The bookies were offering odds as high as 42/1. Tyson was the undisputed king of the divison at the time having held every single belt and was huge favourite to continue his reign at the top. Douglas knocked down Tyson in the 8th round and then finally knocked him out in Round 8.