Crystal Palace celebrating.
- On Saturday, Crystal Palace pulled off the biggest EPL upset we've ever tracked, beating Manchester City, 3-1, as +1870 moneyline underdogs.
- It was Manchester City's second loss of the season and now puts them four points behind Liverpool heading into Christmas.
The 2018-19 Premier League season finally saw a big underdog come out on top, as Crystal Palace upset Manchester City, 3-1, at the Etihad Stadium.
Palace were +1870 on the moneyline, meaning a $100 bet would’ve netted $1,870 for anyone brave enough to take the flier.
After going down 1-0 in the first half, Crystal Palace quickly responded to tie it 1-1. With nearly 60 minutes left in the match, an upset still looked unlikely.
Then came the strike from Palace midfielder Andros Townsend.
This incredible strike put Palace up, 2-1, heading into halftime, and had fans and bettors believing they could actually pull it off.
Crystal Palace were even listed at +1050 on the first half moneyline, a nice little payout for anyone who took the shot.
At this point, bettors on Manchester City moneyline (84% of tickets) and goal-line (71%) were feeling nervous, but the home side was still controlling the game. A game-tying goal would surely come in due time, as well as a game-winning goal.
Not so much. Early in the second half Crystal Palace added to their lead to make it 3-1, and you could sense the anxiety pulsing throughout the stadium.
Chances and shots would ensue but only one goal. Game over: Crystal Palace 3, Manchester City 2.