One of the reasons why the Premier League is the most popular football league in the world is that anything is possible. Although the competition was dominated by the ‘big six’ — Liverpool, Man Utd, Man City, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham, Leicester managed to make a miracle.
2008/09 League One Days
Leicester had its glory days back after WWII but the start of the 21st century was quite bad for them, especially the season 2008/09 when the team was relegated to the third tier, commonly known as League One.
Under the guiding hand of the manager Nigel Pearson, the Unbelievables managed to top the board and get back to the Championship.
After the team returned to the second tier competition, they experienced numerous changes in the following years. The first one was the departure of Pearson and the change in leadership, as Mandarić sold the club to AFI.
Pearson was replaced by Paulo Sousa who was then replaced by Sven-Göran Eriksson. In the end, Pearson returned to the club, winning the 2013/14 Championship and returning to the Premier League for the first time after 2004.
Premier League Wonder
The first year in the Premier League saw Leicester being close to the relegation zone. However, they saved the day by winning seven out of nine last games, thus paving the way for the season 2015/16. It was exactly that year when Leicester made the football miracle that is going to be a hot topic among fans for ages.
Soon after that Pearson was sacked once again despite his success with the team. One of the reasons for that was the fact that his son was involved in a racial sex tape that was recorded with some of the players from Leicester.
Claudio Ranieri took over and immediately started an incredible season for Leicester. The club officially became the champion of the Premier League on May 2, 2016. One of the main goal scorers was Jamie Vardy, whose popularity skyrocketed during that season.
The Present – What Are the Odds Saying?
The club is now third in the Premier League, right after Man City and Liverpool. Although Liverpool is most likely to win this year, one could say that Leicester is doing a pretty good job as well.
Many bookmakers, such as the ones found on Freebets dot UK, offer odds for outright winners of the Premier League. Theoretically speaking, Liverpool is most likely to win, with odds starting at 1/25.
Manchester City is given the probability of 14/1 and Leicester City comes at 200/1. Liverpool and Man City would have to lose a lot of games and Leicester would have to win the majority in order to win. But nothing is impossible with the Foxes. After all, they were given 5000/1 back in 2016 and some bookies still haven’t managed to pay off punters who bet on Leicester City FC.