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What's the opposite of an upset in sports. Maybe "expected outcome"...

Terser would be better, but I'd hear anything that came to mind.

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If you're looking for a terse alternative, you might describe an expected outcome as a given. (The word "given" is commonly accepted a noun in modern English.)

Consider the following two sentences:

The result of that game was an upset.

The result of that game was a given.

They both sound pretty natural, and I would certainly consider them decent single-word antonyms.

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The expression I would use is in line. "The result was in line (with expectations)."

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