There are three guarantees in life – death, taxes and Premier League managers losing their job! BettingPro.com has the latest ‘Sack Race’ betting news & odds you need right here!
Since the 2019-20 Premier League season got underway in August, there have been six managerial changes. Two have been with the same club. You would imagine that number will increase between now and May, although some bookmakers do not believe that with no manager to be sacked the current favourite.
The Sack Race
No Manager To Leave @ 5/4 William Hill
You would just assume that a manager would be sacked between now and the end of the season, but there is a chance that might not happen at all. Managers in the top half are relatively safe, while the teams at the bottom would have already made the change if they thought it would do any good. Most bookmakers now have ‘No Manager To Leave’ as their favourite in this market.
Dean Smith (Aston Villa) @ 3/1 Betvictor
Aston Villa are second from bottom in the Premier League and are currently on a run of four consecutive league defeats. Their last win was on January 21 when they beat Watford. SInce then, they have lost to Bournemouth, Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton, while they were hammered 4-0 away at Leicester City on Monday night. Dean Smith need to pick up wins fast, or the memories of him gaining promotion will start to fade.
Eddie Howe (Bournemouth) @ 6/1 Paddy Power
Bournemouth are actually not playing bad football. They pushed Liverpool all the way last weekend, and if it wasn’t for an amazing goal line clearance by James Milner, they could have got a point. The Cherries are currently in the bottom three and have not picked up maximum points since beating Aston Villa on February. They have gone four games without a win and only one of them ended in a draw. Eddie Howe is well liked in the world of football, but that doesn’t mean his job will be safe forever.
David Moyes (West Ham) @ 8/1 Betvictor
David Moyes may have only been in charge of the Hammers since the end of December, but even that isn’t keeping him safe from the axe. The Hammers have moved out of the relegation zone thanks to a recent 3-1 home success over Southampton – only Moyes’ second win since taking over. They are on 27 points and are only out of the bottom three on goal difference. Moyes needs a few wins to ensure he is managing West Ham next season.
Roy Hodgson (Crystal Palace) @ 10/1 Paddy Power
It’s not the most enjoyable time at the minute for former England manager Roy Hodgson. Not only is he still in the mix to be the next manager to be sacked, he keeps getting told he is in danger of being infected with the Coronavirus because he is 72 years old. Crystal Palace are not safe yet, but they are 12 points clear of the drop zone. They are currently on a winning run of three matches thanks to victories over Newcastle United, Brighton & Hove Albion and Watford. You would think he is safe but strabger things have happened in football.