The 54th Superbowl takes place in early February 2020 at Florida’s Miami Gardens for the first time in a decade. Currently, the Baltimore Ravens and reigning champions New England Patriots appear favourites at 11/4 and 9/2 on Skybet and Betfred respectively, but there’s always a chance that an underdog comes through as the Philadelphia Eagles did against the Patriots in the 2018 edition. These are five that could certainly upset the odds.
Last time Superbowl winners in 1995, the San Francisco 49ers are hunting their sixth victory in the tournament. The Niners are currently top of their league in the NFC West with ten victories and two losses and top the NFC conference, making them an ideal choice for picks and parlays.
Though their league position may make the underdog title seem unwarranted, the 49ers, remember, were a side that didn’t even make the wildcard in 2018-19.
Like the 49ers, the Buffalo Bills finished third in their league table – the AFC East – in 2018-19, but are currently sitting pretty in second in the AFC East and third in the AFC conference. Though the in-form Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots sit ahead, the Bills are no pushovers, with just three defeats to their name, making them a very dangerous outfit indeed.
The Chiefs topped their AFC West group in 2018-19 and do so again in 2019-20. But, they are positioned in fifth in the overall AFC conference with eight wins and four losses. Whilst other sides may have better defences, the Chiefs have the third-best points difference in the conference and the second-best attack – trouncing the New England Patriots.
They will always score points which will, undoubtedly, help them in the play-offs and secure punters a lot of money.
The Minnesota Vikings currently sit second in the NFC North and fifth in the NFC overall, yet they are the side that boasts the second-best points difference in the conference second only to the San Francisco 49ers.
The Vikings’ defence has been a major talking point this season with just 205 points scored against them – only 22 more than the 49ers.
Top of their NFC East group, the Dallas Cowboys are way down in seventh in the NFC conference though this will mean little if they finish top of the NFC East after another four rounds.
Losing six yet winning six, the Cowboys’ impressive +74 points difference and 310 points scored are the third best in the conference, highlighting just how impressive they are on their day. And, backed at 33/1 on the main betting sites, the Cowboys are surely worth a punt.