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Upsets of the weekend: 22-25 Sept 23

The only thing worse than being named as the team on the wrong end of the biggest upset of the weekend? Being named as the team on the wrong end of the biggest upset of the weekend after scoring one of the worst own goals you'll ever see.

Here’s a look at the most unpredictable results we saw over the weekend on Superbru Football. That is, the football scores that were predicted by the smallest % of people across the football tournaments that we run.

3rd: Brentford 1-3 Everton (Premier League)

5% of the community predicted an Everton win

It's been a while since a Premier League game has featured in this piece as the newly promoted sides have been struggling to get results, but Everton (who have looked more like a newly promoted side than the established top flight club that they are in recent seasons) pulled out a surprise first victory of the season on Saturday with a very impressive win at Brentford.



Toffees fans will be absolutely delighted both with the result and the fact that Dominic Calvert-Lewin was fit to come off the bench and get himself on the scoresheet, as his availability dramatically improves their chances of these results becoming more common. For Brentford, this is obviously a disappointing one, as after an encouraging start to the season they've now failed to win 3 consecutive favourable home fixtures.

2nd: AS Monaco 0-1 Nice (Ligue 1)

4% of the community predicted a Nice win

The Côte d’Azur derby was flagged as a game to watch in our article last week but very few of us saw an away win, and perhaps the most surprising thing about this game is that Monaco failed to score given their excellent attacking record so far in 2023/24. Nice were of course also in our last 'Upsets of the weekend' piece as they topped the last podium by winning at PSG!



It's not as if Monaco didn't have chances, as new signing Folarin Balogun had a night to forget by missing two penalties. Nice hung in there before hitting the hosts with the ultimate sucker punch for those missed chances, as Jeremie Boga scored a magnificent solo effort. Picking the ball up on the halfway line initially, Boga drove down Monaco's right flank before cutting inside and faking to allow himself the space to score the only goal of the game.

1st: Sassuolo 4-2 Juventus (Serie A)

1% of the community predicted a Sassuolo win

Topping this week's podium, we have Sassuolo who won a crazy match against Juve at the MAPEI Stadium. It's important to note that Sassuolo were on track for an impressive win anyway after Andrea Pinamonti's headed goal put the hosts back in front following Federico Chiesa's equaliser, but this game will largely be remembered for the comical own goal by Federico Gatti to put the icing on the cake.



It's probably too bold a claim to say that this is one of the greatest own goals of all time, but a no-look pass from 25 yards into an empty net after literally receiving the ball from the goalkeeper who is therefore known to be over by the corner flag has to be up there. If you haven't seen it yet, make sure you do.

Did you manage to correctly predict any of these outcomes? Let us know in the comments.
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i predicted the brentford vs everton game very correctly.
26 Sep 15:05