With the current Premier League season being the most surprising on record, we wondered how a dedicated punter might have faired if they had wagered £10 on a particular team to win every game, for a whole season.
This means come rain or shine, how would 38 bets of £10 for every single team to win every single match have banked you when May followed around. Enjoy our exhaustive list of 20th to 1st, and see which team would have cost you the most, and which would have brought in the big bucks.
20. Aston Villa (-£269.40)
Unsurprisingly poor old Villa would have cost you the most, as their horrific season mean’t wins were few and far between.
19. Chelsea (-£145.90)
Last year’s champions didn’t fair much better than relegated Villa, losing our fictional punter £145.90 in total.
18. Everton (-£124.80)
Newly sacked coach Roberto Martinez and Everton would have lost a whole £124.80 over 38 matches. Roughly 1/100000000 of John Stones reported transfer fee!
17. Norwich (-£100.80)
Considering they Canaries dropped into the Championship at the end of the season, it’s no surprise they’d have cost you in the long run.
16. Liverpool (-£91.50)
Despite European success and the Klopp-factor, Liverpool were a bad bet this season.
15. Sunderland (-£89.50)
Despite staying in the league they wouldn’t have kept you in a black with an £89.50 loss over 38 matches.
14. Newcastle (-£77.90)
You might find yourself needing Wonga if you stuck with Newcastle this season.
13. Man City (-£76.90)
Pellegrini is out, and City backers would have been out of pocket thanks to a dismal season and betting return from The Sky Blues.
12. Arsenal (-£59.50)
If only your bank balance was as big as Arsenal’s at the end of the 2015/16 season. Anyone backing the gunners would have ended up £59.50 short by May.
11. Bournemouth (-£35.90)
While Bournemouth might have ended the season in a comfortable position, punters might find themselves checking for pennies down the back of the sofa with a £35.90 loss.
10. Manchester United (-£5.00)
Almost no loss, what many United fans would say this summer if Memphis Depay was sold on.
9. Spurs (£5.60)
The first of the positive returns, even if betting on Spurs gives as little away as their defence.
8. Crystal Palace (£7.60)
You might not be able to afford a crystal palace, but nobody would turn their nose up at a £7.60 profit, after all, it’s the price of a small pie and tea in a plastic cup in most grounds.
7. Watford (£17.20)
A modest return from the Hornets, giving £17.20 for a decent campaign. Flores will probably expect a little more in his severance package however.
6. Southampton (£49.40)
A quiet but solid season from the Saints proves to be very lucrative for the club, and the season long punter.
5. West Brom (£52.90)
The Baggies would bag you a handy £52.90 from their season. While it wasn’t the most memorable, Tony Pulis kept them up, and provided an unlikely earner.
4. Stoke City (£78.10)
Despite not always ruling the Britannia, Mark Hughes and his merry band of Champions League medal holders enjoyed a comfortable mid table finish, and would have paid out £78.10.
3. Swansea (£104.00)
A mixed season from the Swans proved to be rather lucrative, thanks to a couple of surprise wins paying out big. A tidy £104 profit from them.
2. Leicester City (£246.30)
They may have clinched the title, but they’re only second place in this table. The unlikeliest Premier League title in history would have made you a whopping £246.30.
1. West Ham (£364.50)
Thanks to their mid table connotations and a string of massive wins over a succession of favourites, it’s West Ham who would have proven the most profitable this season, netting a staggering £364.50 over the course of the season.
It won’t be enough to get you on the London property ladder, but they certainly were a nice little earner.