Leicester City Beats the Odds

Earlier this month, the soccer team Leicester City F.C. won the U.K.’s Premier League Championship, defying the predictions of statisticians and bookmakers, which gave the team a 1 in 5,000 chance of victory. Despite the odds, Leicester City F.C. continued to outperform analysts’ expectations and finally clinched the title on May 2.

Today, they will be celebrated in a parade through Leicester, a city in the Eastern Midlands region of the United Kingdom, which is expected to draw a crowd of up to 100,000. The team’s underdog story has already sparked interest in a Hollywood film adaptation.

  • What is it about underdog stories that inspires us?
  • Are you ever affected by people’s expectations of you?
  • When have you beaten the odds in your life?