The craziest 5 bets in 2020

There have been a lot of big surprises in football throughout history, like Denmark and Greece winning European championships, and English football makes no exception in this. Leicester City winning the Premier League in 2016, Chelsea winning the Champions League in 2012, Burnley’s 2017-18 Premier League season are some from recent times. And many fans love that – the unexpected, the underdogs, the surprises, and so on. Some of them also like betting on football teams which are less likely to succeed.

Speaking of unexpected results and unusual bets, here are the craziest bets you can make in 2020 in the English football, with odds from Unibet:

 

Leeds to finish on the podium (16/1)

Leeds United returned to Premier League after 16 years. They relegated in the year with two big surprises – Greece winning the Euro 2004, and FC Porto winning the Champions League.

Now the team feature many Spanish players, including the three times Champions League winner with Real Madrid Kiko Casilla, former Valencia players Rodrigo and Pablo Hernandez, and Diego Llorente. The coach is the famous Marcelo Bielsa.

The club won the title three times in its 100-year history, the last time in 1992, and now they are standing sixth in the Premier League table. They are seen rather a contender for the upper half of the table and a challenger for the European League spots, but they have their chances of finishing on the podium.

 

England to win EURO 2020 (5/1)

This is not a crazy bet, but it would be crazy to happen though. England are the top favorites of winning next year’s European tournament, just ahead of France and Belgium. That is – the world champions and the third place from the 2018 World Cup.

England finished fourth at the world’s top competition, but the players grew since. Among them, Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Jadon Sancho, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Marcus Rashford, Jamie Vardy, James Maddison, Dele Alli, Mason Greenwood, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson – and where do we stop?

While the Lions never reached a European championship final, this might as well be their tournament. They were knocked out in the semifinals by the eventual winners Germany at both World Cup 1990 and Euro 1996, after 1-1 and penalties.

Next year it will be the 55th anniversary of their only major final – the 1966 World Cup title –, so why not?

 

First woman manager in Premier League, in the next 2021-22 season (16/1)

While there are a lot of women executives in the Premier League, no manager so far. Maybe in 2021-22 season? Last year, Emma Hayes was linked with taking over the managerial role at Chelsea, replacing Maurizio Sarri, but in the end the legend Frank Lampard was the chosen one.

Hayes won the Women’s Super League with Chelsea last season, and also in 2018 and 2015, so there may be a way.

Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham, Everton and West Ham are among Premier League clubs which have women in different executive roles.

 

Jose Mourinho to be sacked (9/1)

Jose Mourinho took over from Mauricio Pochettino in late 2019, and the team finished sixth the season after reaching the Champions League final. The Portuguese is the fourth most likely Premier League manager to be sacked.

After losing to Everton in the first round and drawing with Newcastle, both on home ground, the team is now seventh in the table. Harry Kane, Heung-min Son, Dele Alli, Lucas Moura and Gareth Bale might as well help Mourinho, who hasn’t won a trophy since 2017.

 

Leicester City to win once again Premier League (150/1)

They did it in 2016, they might as well do it again. Leicester reached the first place after three rounds, and they did it in style. They scored 12 goals in three matches, including a staggering 5-2 away at Manchester City. Jamie Vardy already has 5 goals and is leading the top scorers table, despite being almost 34 years old.

The team features Youri Tielemans, Timothy Castagne and Dennis Praet, all from Belgium, Wilfred Ndidi, Caglar Soyuncu, and of course Kasper Schmeichel and James Maddison. That is an impressive squad to at least think of the title.

 

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