Statistics Show 2017 Is The Year Of The Upset

Underdogs are up

Statistics Show 2017 Is The Year Of The Upset

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It's a great year to be an underdog.

Checking the betting stats over the past 10 years, more upsets are happening in 2017 then any other year in recent memory.

Out of the 71 matches that have been played so far this season, 26 have been won by the team paying longer odds.

That's 37% of games being won by the underdog in 2017 - which is the most since 2007.

Here is the breakdown; as crunched by TAB:

AFL Upsets Since 2007

2007: 58/185 matches = 31% upsets
2008: 50/185 matches = 27%
2009: 57/185 matches = 31%
2010: 66/186 matches = 35%
2011: 41/196 matches = 21%
2012: 47/207 matches = 23%
2013: 51/207 matches = 25%
2014: 59/207 matches = 29%
2015: 56/206 matches = 27%
2016: 57/207 matches = 28%
2017: 26/71 matches = 37%

Equality at work!

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