unfancied

unfancied

(ʌnˈfænsɪd)
adj
(esp of a sportsperson, team, etc) thought unlikely to win or succeed
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The hosts were surprisingly beaten 1-0 by unfancied South Africa as Thembinkosi Lorch punished a lacklustre display by Egypt in the 85th minute.
Omar Associates, who are skippered by Pakistan Test star Asad Shafiq, take on unfancied Agha Estate in the first of last-eight round fixtures before Shan Masood-led National Bannk face the challenge of K-Elerctric who are captained by young all-rounder Hassaan Khan.
Shwaimsa 5.50 Salisbury SP forecast 8-11 Went off a generally unfancied 17-2 chance for her debut in a 6f maiden at Haydock last week but travelled well and overcame greenness to score easily by a length and a quarter.
IRAN v NIGERIA Group F, 8PM, BBC1 NIGERIA are looking to take out their anger on unfancied Iran - after the Super Eagles were left fuming by a World Cup opening ceremony blunder.
Those days as an unfancied left-back were probably the making of Bale.
So yes they'll be massive underdogs Though the fans will enjoy it come what may, But remember the City were unfancied in '87 Yet they lifted the Cup on that glorious day!
The Westwood venue always draws a substantial crowd for this particular afternoon of action - despite the weather - and Ryan's mount was not unfancied in the East Riding Mail Maiden Auction Stakes.
THE USA women lived up to their tag as red-hot favourites for basketball gold - but only after a 81-56 battle from unfancied Croatia.
I won pounds 800 backing a very unfancied Welsh Sevens to win the world championship a couple of years ago.
GOALSCORER Simeon Jackson believes Norwich can take heart from the likes of unfancied Millwall, Portsmouth, Cardiff and Birmingham, who have all reached major finals in cup competitions in recent years.
DOMINGOS PACIENCIA has tipped his unfancied Braga side to shock all-conquering Porto and snatch the Europa League trophy tonight in Dublin.
Summary: A Ronan O'Gara drop goal three minutes from time gave Ireland a 13-11 win over unfancied Italy in their opening Six Nations match.