Leicester City's shock dominance associated with the English Premier League in the UK this season could result in certainly one of longest shots that are betting sporting history coming good. ' The Foxes' are living the dream at the top of the league, five points clear with eight games left, as the global world looks on in disbelief.
Leicester City fans in the UK celebrate their team's Premier League title hopes, which may be the biggest bet that is outside the history of soccer.
And now the handful of bettors whom backed them in the beginning associated with the period at 5,000-1 could soon make wagering history. Once the BBC pointed out recently, they are exactly the same odds you could log on to Elvis turning up alive this 12 months, possibly wearing a frock. That's a dress to those of us over the pond.
Let's add perspective that is further those of that you don't follow the EPL. A year ago, Leicester, newly promoted to the EPL after a decade within the lower tier, were struggling against soccer's multi-million-dollar superstars. Battling relegation, they seemed destined for the drop.
A late run of wins ensured survival, but many expected them to get this year down. Except rather they shot out of the blocks at the start of season and never once looked back.
The combined expense of Leicester's usual starting 11 is about $30 million, which will be lower than 1 / 2 of the amount Manchester City paid