Premier League Sack Race: Chris Wilder odds-on for the chop

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Update: 06.01.21

The bookmakers continue to shorten the odds on Chris Wilder becoming the next managerial casualty in the Premier League with some firms going as low as 1/3 on the under-fire Blades boss. From their opening seventeen league games, United have collected just two points and they look near certainties for relegation at the end of the season with twelve points separating them from safety as things stand.

Thus far, the Sheffield United board have been standing by their manager, however many believe that the time has come for a change at the top. Nevertheless with relegation now looking extremely likely and a change of manager unlikely to bring a sudden change in fortunes, Wilder could be the best man to lift them straight back up at the first time of asking should they succumb to the inevitable and find themselves in the Championship next season.

That said, the club will be desperate to avoid the drop – however unlikely that may be – and as such they will be doing their utmost to turn things around. A change of manager would seem to be the most obvious solution in the shorter term and as such, the likelihood is that Wilder will soon be looking for work elsewhere. The bookies clearly believe this to be the case.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from William Hill Bookmakers

 

1/3  –  Chris Wilder

5/1  –  Frank Lampard

12/1 –  Roy Hodgson

12/1 –  Steve Bruce

14/1 –  Graham Potter

16/1 –  Sam Allardyce

20/1 –  Mikel Arteta

25/1 –  Nuno Espirito Santo

25/1 –  Sean Dyche

25/1 –  Scott Parker

33/1 –  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

40/1 –  David Moyes

50/1 –  Marcelo Bielsa

 

 

Update: 05.01.21

While Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder remains huge favourite to be the next managerial casualty in the Premier League, the pressure continues to mount on Chelsea boss Frank Lampard. The Blues’ dismal run continued on Sunday when they were comprehensively beaten 3-1 at home to title-hopefuls Manchester City and the bookies reacted by slashing the odds on Lampard being the next manager to be sacked in the Premier League, some firms going as low as 11/10 soon after the final whistle.

While Chelsea have lined-up the likes of Ralph Hassenhuttl, Brendan Rodgers, Massimiliano Allegri and Thomas Tuchel as possible replacements should they decide to dismiss Lampard in the coming weeks, the board have made it clear that they will give their current boss time to turn things around. As such the odds on him being next in line for the chop have drifted to a general 3/1.

Leading the Sack Race market is under-fire Sheffield United gaffer Chris Wilder, the Blades’ dreadful form continuing at the weekend with a 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace. United have collected just two points from their seventeen league games thus far and they are massive odds-on favourites to be relegated to the Championship next season. Following their defeat at Selhurst Park, the odds on Wilder being the next managerial casualty in the top flight were slashed even further with most firms going 2/5 that he finds himself out of a job before any other Premier League boss.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

2/5  –  Chris Wilder

3/1  –  Frank Lampard

10/1 –  Graham Potter

12/1 –  Roy Hodgson

12/1 –  Steve Bruce

16/1 –  Sam Allardyce

20/1 –  Mikel Arteta

25/1 –  Sean Dyche

25/1 –  Scott Parker

25/1 –  Nuno Espirito Santo

40/1 –  Dean Smith

 

Update: 30.12.20

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is hanging onto his position by his fingertips despite his side being cast adrift at the foot of the Premier League table. The Blades have endured an appalling season with just two points collected as we head into the new year and they are a massive 1/20 with some bookies to be relegated to the Championship next season. Wilder finds himself favourite on the ‘Premier League Sack Race’ once again with most firms now going 3/1 that he is the next managerial casualty in the top flight.

United’s dismal season continued on Tuesday evening when they lost 1-0 to a much-improved Burnley side at Turf Moor and the South Yorkshire side have yet to taste victory in the league this term.

Elsewhere in the Sack Race market, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard still features heavily with many punters backing him to be the next manager to be sacked in the top-flight. The Blues have collected just a single point from their last two matches, courtesy of a 3-1 defeat to Arsenal and a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is third favourite in the Sack Race market at general odds of 5/1 while Mikel Arteta has drifted to 8/1 following his side’s back-to-back wins over Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

3/1  –  Chris Wilder

4/1  –  Frank Lampard

5/1  –  Roy Hodgson

6/1  –  Steve Bruce

8/1  –  Mikel Arteta

8/1  –  Graham Potter

 

Update: 29.12.20

It was another night of disappointment for Chelsea last night when they could only manage a share of the spoils thanks to a 1-1 draw at home to Aston Villa. This result came swiftly on the back of a 3-1 defeat to arch-rivals Arsenal on Boxing Day and as such, Blues boss Frank Lampard finds himself favourite in the ‘Premier League Sack Race’ betting market with most firms going 4/1 that he becomes the next managerial casualty in the top-flight.

Chelsea have now won just one of their last five in the Premier League and this sort of form certainly won’t be appeasing the fans. Indeed, while this has already proven to be a hugely difficult season for every club, it has been surprising to see how quickly some fans have begun to doubt one of their greatest ever players although this is perhaps what happens when you spend upwards of £200million during the summer months and expectations aren’t met with results.

What seemed like a season of promise for Chelsea just a few weeks ago has now turned sour and there is now a strong possibility that Lampard may well find himself out of a job.

Mikel Arteta, Roy Hodgson and Chris Wilder still feature heavily in the betting on the ‘Premier League Sack Race’ market with all three managers 5/1 for the chop while Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce is hot on their heels at odds of 6/1.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

4/1  –  Frank Lampard

5/1  –  Mikel Arteta

5/1  –  Roy Hodgson

5/1  –  Chris Wilder

6/1  –  Steve Bruce

10/1 –  Graham Potter

 

Update: 28.12.20

Mikel Arteta eased the pressure on himself thanks to his side’s excellent 3-1 victory over arch-rivals Chelsea on Boxing Day, however he remains one of the favourites in the ‘Premier League Sack Race’ market. Nevertheless, having been odds-on to be next in line for the chop prior to Christmas, the Gunners boss is now a general 3/1 punt to be the next managerial casualty in the top-flight.

The big mover in this market is Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson, the South London outfit being on the receiving end of some convincing thrashings in recent weeks. The Eagles started the month with some decent results, a 5-1 win over West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns followed by 1-1 draws with Tottenham Hotspur (home) and West Ham United (away). Nevertheless Palace were then demolished 7-0 at home to a rampant Liverpool and this was followed by an even more disappointing 3-0 defeat away to ten-man Aston Villa.

On the back of these two dismal results, the odds on Roy Hodgson being the next Premier League manager to be sacked have been slashed from 25/1 to just 3/1 over the past few days, some firms going Evens that he becomes the next managerial casualty in the top-flight.

With Sheffield United having suffered yet another defeat at the weekend, boss Chris Wilder remains one of the favourites to be next in line for the chop at 7/2. The Blades have picked up just two points from their opening fifteen league outings and they are massive odds-on favourites for relegation this season.

Frank Lampard is another of the big movers in this market, the Chelsea boss a general 33/1 punt to be next in line for the chop only a few days ago but now down to 12/1 following his side’s convincing defeat to the Gunners on Boxing Day. Wolves gaffer Nuno Espirito Santo is next at 33/1 while Southampton’s Ralph Hassenhuttl completes the top five in the market at 66/1.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

3/1  –  Roy Hodgson

3/1  –  Mikel Arteta

7/2  –  Chris Wilder

12/1 –  Frank Lampard

33/1 –  Nuno Espirito Santo

66/1 –  Ralph Hassenhuttl

 

Update: 23.12.20

Arsenal’s League Cup ambitions were ended last night when Mikel Arteta’s men received a 4-1 thrashing by Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium, thus extending their winless run in domestic competition. The Gunners have endured a thoroughly miserable season thus far and they sit in the lower reaches of the Premier League table, some firms going as low as 18/1 that they find themselves relegated to the Championship for the first time in their history.

The Gunners have now gone eight games without a win in domestic competition and with six defeats during this time, the pressure will be mounting on manager Mikel Arteta. Arsenal may find themselves in the knockout stages of the Europa League following an excellent group stage showing and this might have helped Arteta hang onto his job so far, however with the side sitting in 15th position in the Premier League and just four points separating them from the relegation zone, the board must surely be losing patience.

The bookmakers have reacted to this dismal run by slashing the odds further on Arteta becoming the next managerial casualty in the top-flight, most firms now going 4/6 that he finds himself out of a job.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

4/6  –  Mikel Arteta

9/4  –  Chris Wilder

7/1  –  Steve Bruce

10/1 –  Graham Potter

20/1 –  Sam Allardyce

25/1 –  Marcelo Bielsa

33/1 –  Frank Lampard

33/1 –  David Moyes

33/1 –  Nuno Espirito Santo

33/1 –  Dean Smith

 

Update: 21.12.20

It was more misery for Arsenal at the weekend when they lost 2-1 to Everton at Goodison Park, this dismal result extending their winless run in the Premier League to seven games. The pressure will now be even greater on under-fire boss Mikel Arteta and having been 6/4 in the ‘Premier League Sack Race’ before the weekend, the Gunners manager is now odds-on at 4/5 to be the next managerial casualty in the top-flight. This implies a 56% chance that Arteta will be the next Premier League manager to leave his post and it’s clear that is this poor run continues for much longer, then the club board will have little option but to take action.

Punters also believe that his time at the Emirates Stadium will be coming to an end with Arteta being the most heavily backed manager in this betting market over the last 24 hours.

Sheffield United look as though they will be sticking by manager Chris Wilder despite picking up only two points from their opening fourteen matches. As such, the odds on Wilder being given the boot have drifted somewhat and the Blades gaffer is now a general 9/4 shot to be the next managerial casualty in the Premier League.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

4/5  –  Mikel Arteta

9/4  –  Chris Wilder

14/1 –  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

16/1 –  Graham Potter

16/1 –  Scott Parker

20/1 –  Sean Dyche

20/1 –  Steve Bruce

 

Update: 18.12.20

Sheffield United’s disastrous season continued last night as they lost 3-2 at home to Manchester United and it can surely only be a matter of time before the club decide to part ways with under-fire boss Chris Wilder. Thus far the Blades have picked up just a single point for their efforts and while they can consider themselves unlucky not to have added more to the board, the likelihood of them escaping the drop is starting to look extremely slim indeed.

Following last night’s defeat, the bookmakers slashed the odds on Wilder becoming the next managerial casualty in the top-flight, BetVictor going from 4/1 to just 7/4 after the final whistle. This takes the Blades boss closer to Arsenal gaffer Mikel Arteta who remains at the top of the market at odds of 6/4.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was favourite in the Premier League Sack Race market a little over a week ago, however the odds on the Norwegian becoming next in line for the chop were lengthened following his side’s win at Bramall Lane last night. Solskjaer is now a 12/1 punt to be the next managerial casualty in the top-flight, ahead of Fulham’s Scott Parker and Burnley’s Sean Dyche at 14/1 and 16/1 respectively.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

6/4  –  Mikel Arteta

7/4  –  Chris Wilder

12/1 –  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

14/1 –  Scott Parker

16/1 –  Sean Dyche

 

Update: 17.12.20

With Slaven Bilic being sacked by West Bromwich Albion yesterday, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta now finds himself heading the ‘Premier League Sack Race’ betting market with most bookmakers going just 6/4 that the Gunners manager is next managerial casualty in the top-flight. Arsenal have endured a thoroughly miserable start to the campaign and they sit in 15th position in the division with just four wins from their opening thirteen league outings.

Indeed the Gunners have collected a measly two points from their last six league games and while they have made it through to the knockout stages of the Europa League, Arteta will certainly be feeling the heat.

Sheffield United remain firmly rooted to the foot of the Premier League table with just a single point earned from their twelve league outings, however the odds on boss Chris Wilder becoming the next managerial casualty in the top flight have drifted somewhat with the Blades boss now 4/1 to be next in line for the chop.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to be off the hook for now, his Manchester United side having held arch-rivals Manchester City to a goal-less draw in the weekend derby match. The odds on the Norwegian being next in the firing line have also drifted with Solskjaer a 10/1 punt for the chop, alongside Fulham’s Scott Parker and Burnley’s Sean Dyche at the same odds.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

6/4  –  Mikel Arteta

4/1  –  Chris Wilder

10/1 –  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

10/1 –  Scott Parker

10/1 –  Sean Dyche

 

Update: 16.12.20

Latest update: Slaven Bilic sacked as West Brom manager

As expected, Slaven Bilic became the first managerial casualty in the Premier League this season when he was dismissed by West Bromwich Albion this afternoon. Former England manager Sam Allardyce is expected to take the reins at the Hawthorns.

 

Update: 16.12.20

Despite West Brom earning what could prove to be a hugely important point at Manchester City last night, manager Slaven Bilic is facing the sack at the Hawthorns and former England boss Sam Allardyce is being tipped as his likely successor. The Baggies sit in 19th position in the Premier League table and the board are set to hold talks with the Croat today, the likely outcome being that he will be shown the door.

Despite winning promotion to the Premier League under Bilic, the club hierarchy will be feeling that a change is needed and when quizzed about what his future was likely to be following last night’s draw, Bilic said: “I’m very calm, I love my job. I enjoy it and I’m working hard for myself and my staff for the club.

“Everything else out of my control. I’m just doing my best. I’m not bothered what is happening behind the scenes, I don’t care.”

Bilic has been with the Baggies for the past eighteen months and he has a contract with the club until the end of the 2020/21 season. As for likely successor Allardyce, he hasn’t managed any club since leaving Everton in May 2018.

 

Update: 15.12.20

 

  • The bookies have slashed the odds on Mikel Arteta
  • Arteta was as high as 40/1 just a fortnight ago
  • The Gunners are now as low as 25/1 to be relegated this season

 

The bookies have made Mikel Arteta favourite to be the next managerial casualty in the Premier League following Arsenal’s hugely disappointing 1-0 defeat to struggling Burnley at the Emirates Stadium last weekend. The Gunners boss was a general 40/1 for the chop less than two weeks ago, however the bookies have steadily shortened these odds into just 7/4, making him joint-favourite to be next in line for the chop alongside Sheffield United gaffer Chris Wilder.

Arsenal have now lost seven matches this season, their disappointing performances epitomised at the weekend by the mindless sending-off of Granit Xhaka and the own goal from Aubameyang. The North London outfit have won just one of their last eight Premier League games and they now sit in 15th position in the league table.

West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilic is also very much in the firing line, the Baggies boss a 3/1 punt for the chop with his side sitting at the bottom end of the Premier League table while Manchester United’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seen his odds lengthen from 2/1 to 6/1 over the past few days following his side’s draw with Manchester City in the weekend derby match at Old Trafford.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

7/4  –  Mikel Arteta

7/4  –  Chris Wilder

3/1  –  Slaven Bilic

6/1  –  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

16/1 –  Scott Parker

25/1 –  Sean Dyche

25/1 –  Roy Hodgson

25/1 –  Steve Bruce

 

Update: 09.12.20

Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League last night and the calls for the dismissal of boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer intensified. The Norwegian was happy to shoulder the blame for United’s poor performance, the Red Devils finding themselves three goals behind before Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba made the scoreline slightly more respectable.

RB Leipzig ran riot and got their revenge for their thrashing at Old Trafford earlier in the campaign, however the Red Devils appeared to wake up from their slumber in the latter stages and ultimately needed just a single goal with seven minutes left on the clock plus stoppage time. Following the final whistle, Solskjaer admitted that the blame for Man United’s lacklustre performance was his to take and the bookies reacted by slashing the odds on the Norwegian being the next managerial casualty in the Premier League.

Available at odds of 9/1 with some bookmakers yesterday, Solskjaer is now a universal 2/1 favourite with all firms to next in line for the chop, ahead of Sheffield United gaffer Chris Wilder at 9/4 and Slaven Bilic who is now out to 4/1.

Solskjaer has been under pressure for some time now thanks to his side’s unconvincing start to the season, however this Champions League exit may be the final straw for a board whose patience will undoubtedly be wearing thin.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

2/1  –  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

9/4  –  Chris Wilder

4/1  –  Slaven Bilic

6/1  –  Mikel Arteta

6/1  –  Scott Parker

 

Update: 08.12.20

Arsenal’s defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the North London derby at the weekend resulted in the bookmakers slashing the odds on Mikel Arteta being the next managerial casualty in the Premier League. The Gunners went down 2-0 at White Hart Lane and the bookies reacted by cutting the odds on Arteta being the first top-flight manager to leave his post in 2020/21, some firms going as low as 7/2 on this eventuality. As such he is now second-favourite with some bookies on the betting market behind clear favourite Chris Wilder.

The Sheffield United gaffer came under more pressure at the weekend as his side lost 2-1 at home to Leicester City. The Blades remain firmly at the foot of the Premier League table with just a single point collected from their first eleven league outings. Wilder is just 6/4 to be the next Premier League manager to leave his position.

West Bromwich Albion boss Slaven Bilic is 9/2 to be the next managerial casualty in the top-flight while the pressure has eased on Fulham manager Scott Parker who is now as high as 15/2 for the chop. Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s odds lengthened substantially at the weekend, the Norwegian going from 3/1 to 8/1 thanks to the 3-1 win at West Ham United.

The decent season that Steve Bruce is enjoying with Newcastle United is cutting little ice with punters who are backing the Magpies boss to be the next manager to be shown the door at odds of 8/1 while Roy Hodgson and Sean Dyche are 20/1 and 25/1 respectively.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

6/4  –  Chris Wilder

7/2  –  Mikel Arteta

9/2  –  Slaven Bilic

6/1  –  Scott Parker

8/1  –  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

8/1  –  Steve Bruce

20/1 –  Roy Hodgson

25/1 –  Sean Dyche

 

Update: 03.12.20

While Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder remains firm favourite to become the first managerial casualty in the Premier League this season, the odds on Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer being shown the door before any other top-flight boss have been slashed. The Red Devils were far from impressive when losing at home to Paris Saint-Germain in their penultimate Champions League group match last night and some bookies are now going as low as 3/1 that the Norwegian is next in line for the chop.

Manchester United’s season has been pretty awful by their own standards, however they managed to haul themselves into the top half of the Premier League table thanks to a hard-fought 3-2 win over Southampton in their last domestic outing. Indeed the Red Devils remain in pole position in their Champions League group although they are as high as 8/1 to proceed to the knockout stages as group winners, PSG a 1/9 punt to do the same.

As for Sheffield United, they sit at the foot of the Premier League table and many feel that it is only a matter of time before Blades boss Chris Wilder is given the heave-ho, the bookies going 2/1 that he is the next managerial casualty in the Premier League.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

2/1  –  Chris Wilder

3/1  –  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

7/2  –  Slaven Bilic

6/1  –  Scott Parker

8/1  –  Steve Bruce

 

Update: 02.12.20

Having lost 2-1 at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend, the bookmakers have slashed the odds on Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta becoming the next managerial casualty in the Premier League. The Gunners put in a very poor display when losing their fifth game of the season and while their Spanish boss was a high as 40/1 to be next in line for the chop earlier last week, he is now just 10/1 to be shown the door before any other top-flight boss.

Arsenal’s season has thus far been hugely disappointing, the Gunners currently languishing in 14th position in the league table with just 13 points collected from their opening 10 league matches. Arteta has certainly made improvements to the Gunners team and they are still a work in progress, therefore it would be harsh to sack the manager right now. Indeed a change of boss is unlikely to solve the issues at the Emirates Stadium with the problems running much deeper than that, however these days a few bad results can spell trouble for any manager and Arteta will doubtless be looking nervously over his shoulder.

Following the weekend defeat, Arsenal are one of the most heavily backed teams for relegation to the Championship, something that remains highly unlikely but a market which has nevertheless attracted plenty of attention from punters. One bookie has slashed the odds on the Gunners dropping to the second tier from 250/1 to 80/1, however odds of 150/1 are widely available on what looks a very unlikely scenario.

 

Update: 01.12.20

The pressure has been eased slightly on West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilic following his side’s much-needed win over fellow Premier League strugglers Sheffield United at the weekend. The Baggies edged past the Blades to the tune of 1-0 on Saturday afternoon and thus hauled themselves five points above the foot of the league table. Indeed the West Midlands side now sit a point above Burnley and Bilic himself is no longer favourite in the ‘Premier League Sack Race’ betting market, this particular accolade belonging to Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder, unsurprisingly.

The Blades are now four points adrift at the foot of the Premier League table with their ten league games returning nine defeats and a single draw. Following the weekend defeat to the Baggies, Wilder is as low as 13/8 with some firms to be the next managerial casualty in the top-flight, West Brom manager Slaven Bilic now as much as 5/1 to be next in line for the chop.

Fulham enjoyed an excellent win at Leicester City in their weekend Premier League outing and as such, the odds on boss Scott Parker being the next top-flight manager to be sacked have drifted slightly to 5/1 with some firms going as much as 6/1 on the Cottagers manager. Burnley have slipped to second bottom in the Premier League table but the bookies clearly feel confident that Sean Dyche isn’t in any immediate danger, the Clarets boss as high as 16/1 to be next for the chop, behind the likes of Steve Bruce at 8/1, Mikel Arteta at 10/1 and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also at 10/1.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

2/1  –  Chris Wilder

7/2  –  Slaven Bilic

6/1  –  Scott Parker

8/1  –  Steve Bruce

 

Update: 27.11.20

While Slaven Bilic is deemed the top-flight manager most likely to be next for the chop, some bookies believe that Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder will be the next managerial casualty in the Premier League. BetVictor Bookmakers go just 2/1 that the Blades boss will be the first to be sacked this season and he will certainly be a man under immense pressure right now. United sit firmly at the foot of the league table with just a single point collected from their nine games and fifteen goals conceded during that time. The Blades are one of the favourites for relegation to the Championship at the end of the season and it’s increasingly looking as though they will be floundering at the foot of the table for some time to come.

West Bromwich Albion are another side looking set for relegation this season, the Baggies having lost six and drawn just three of their nine league outings. Boss Slaven Bilic is top of the ‘Sack Race’ market with most firms although BetVictor make him second favourite at odds of 5/2.

Fulham sit third from bottom of the Premier League table and as such, it’s quite fitting that manager Scott Parker is third in the betting market to be the next top-flight manager to lose his job at odds of 4/1. Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer comes in next at 6/1 while under-fire Newcastle United gaffer Steve Bruce makes up the top five at 14/1.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

2/1  –  Chris Wilder

5/2  –  Slaven Bilic

4/1  –  Scott Parker

6/1  –  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

14/1 –  Steve Bruce

16/1 –  Sean Dyche

25/1 –  Roy Hodgson

 

Update: 23.11.20

West Bromwich Albion boss Slaven Bilic still remains one of the favourites in the ‘Premier League Sack Race’ betting market, the Croat as low as 2/1 with some firms to be the first managerial casualty of the 2020/21 campaign. The Baggies came off second best when they lost 1-0 away to Manchester United on Saturday evening and they now sit third from bottom of the Premier League table with just three points collected from their nine league outings.

At the foot of the table, Sheffield United have fared even worse than the Baggies with just a single point earned since the start of the campaign and following a disappointing 1-0 defeat at home to West Ham United on Sunday afternoon, the odds have been slashed on boss Chris Wilder being the next Premier League manager to be sacked. Available at 3/1 prior to the weekend round of fixtures, Wilder is now a general 2/1 punt to be next for the chop.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer oversaw a 1-0 win at the weekend, however his Manchester United outfit have generally been underperforming since the start of the season and the Norwegian is a 6/1 shot to be next in line for the chop. Fulham’s Scott Parker has seen his odds shorten slightly to 5/1 following his side’s 2-3 defeat at home to Everton last time out.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from William Hill Bookmakers

 

2/1  –  Slaven Bilic

2/1  –  Chris Wilder

5/1  –  Scott Parker

6/1  –  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

12/1 –  Sean Dyche

14/1 –  Steve Bruce

 

Update: 19.11.20

The Premier League returns from the international break this weekend and thus far this term, there have been no managerial casualties in the top-flight, yet. The question remains, which club will be first to part company with their head coach and when will this take place? Will Scott Parker outlast under-fire Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or will Slaven Bilic prove the bookies right and find himself next on the firing line?

It’s certainly all happening on the Premier League sack-race market and we take a look at the latest market movers.

As things stand, West Bromwich Albion boss Slaven Bilic is the top-flight manager most likely to lose his job next, the bookmakers pricing the Croat up at odds of 5/2 ahead of Chris Wilder, the boss of struggling Sheffield United a general 3/1 shot to be the next managerial casualty in the Premier League.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer completes the top-three in the betting market, the Norwegian a 4/1 punt to be next in the firing line although some firms make him joint-favourite at odds of just 6/4.

Solskjaer has been pick of the punters too with an estimated 40% of all bets in this market being aimed in his direction over the past week or so. Indeed over the past three months the Norwegian has bounced all the way from 33/1 down to 5/4, then out to 11/2 before settling to the current 4/1.

The bookies have also shortened the odds on NO Premier League manager being sacked before the end of the campaign, the odds being slashed from 250/1 to 150/1 in the space of a few days. Indeed in the current financial climate, perhaps it would prove far too costly to sack the likes of Bilic or Ole.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from William Hill Bookmakers

 

5/2  –  Slaven Bilic

3/1  –  Chris Wilder

4/1  –  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

6/1  –  Scott Parker

 

Update: 10.11.20

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been giving some breathing space following his side’s much-needed win at the weekend. The Red Devils went a goal behind in the 19th minute at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon but they hauled themselves level just six minutes later and added two more goals as they secured all three points. As a direct result of this win, the odds on Solskjaer being the next managerial casualty in the top flight drifted somewhat and he is now a general 4/1 shot to be next in line for the chop.

Favourite for that dubious honour is once again Slaven Bilic, the West Bromwich Albion manager under increased pressure now that his men sit just two points off the foot of the Premier League table. The Baggies remain just one of three top-flight sides still to be searching for their first league win of the season and following back-to-back defeats against Fulham (2-0) and Tottenham Hotspur (0-1), the West Brom boss now tops the ‘Sack Race’ betting market at odds of 5/2, slightly ahead of Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder at 2/1.

Scott Parker has also seen his odds shorten over the past few days, the Fulham boss overseeing some disappointing results with his side’s latest outing ending in a 1-0 defeat away to city rivals West Ham United. The Cottagers have lost six of their league matches this season with just a single win coming their way during that time and the bookmakers go 6/1 that Parker is the next managerial casualty in the top-flight.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from William Hill Bookmakers

 

5/2  –  Slaven Bilic

3/1  –  Chris Wilder

4/1  –  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

6/1  –  Scott Parker

10/1 –  Sean Dyche

16/1 –  Steve Bruce

25/1 –  David Moyes

 

Update: 05.11.20

Things just go from bad to worse for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his Manchester United side. The Red Devils have managed to put in some hugely impressive performances in this season’s Champions League with wins over Paris Saint Germain (1-2) and RB Leipzig (5-0) in their last two European outings, however all of this good work was completely undone when they lost 2-1 away to unfancied Basaksehir last night.

Following this dismal result, the odds on Solskjaer becoming the next managerial casualty in the Premier League were slashed even further and the Norwegian now finds himself topping the market at an odds-on price of 4/5, hardly surprising given that United have suffered one of their worst starts to a season for many decades.

United remain at the summit of Group H as things stand but their advantage is a slender one with goal difference alone separating them from second-placed RB Leipzig. Solskjaer’s men are in for a tough assignment when they visit Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon and failure to take maximum points from this clash could well prove to be the final straw for a board which will surely be getting somewhat impatient.

West Bromwich Albion boss Slaven Bilic has now dropped to second-favourite on the ‘Sack Race’ betting market at general odds of 5/2 while Fulham’s Scott Parker has seen his odds lengthen further to 8/1. Burnley manager Sean Dyche comes in next at 12/1 while Sheffield United gaffer Chris Wilder is a 16/1 shot to be next in line for the chop.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from William Hill Bookmakers

 

4/5  –  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

5/2  –  Slaven Bilic

8/1  –  Scott Parker

12/1 –  Sean Dyche

16/1 –  Chris Wilder

 

Update: 03.11.20

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s 100th game in charge of Manchester United certainly wasn’t a cause for celebration for anyone involved with the club, a 1-0 defeat at home to Arsenal meaning that the Red Devils have endured the worst start to a season at Old Trafford since 1972. The Norwegian manager oversees a side which sit marooned in 15th position in the Premier League with just seven points from their opening six league games and the big question being asked is how much longer will the board put up with this dismal run of form.

United have been very ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ this season, dismal performances against Chelsea and Arsenal coming either side of a thrilling and hugely impressive 5-0 demolition of RB Leipzig in the Champions League. Indeed who knows what to expect when the Red Devils run onto the pitch. At times they look close to replicating the sort of stylish and exciting football associated with the Alex Ferguson years and yet only a few days later they look like also-rans who would give anything to finish in a comfortable mid-table position at the end of the season.

That said, Solskjaer did manage to steer United to a top-three finish in the Premier League and into the Champions League in his first full season in the hot-seat and they also managed to make it to the semi-finals of the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League, accomplishments which would be seen as hugely impressive at other clubs. Nevertheless for a club with the pedigree of United, the fact that they lost all three didn’t go unnoticed and in the end they have little to show for their efforts.

Punters have been quick to back Solskjaer for the chop following the weekend defeat to the Gunners and his odds have been shortened once again over the past 24 hours, most firms now going just 11/4 that he is next for the chop.

In contrast, the odds on Fulham manager Scott Parker becoming the next managerial casualty in the top-flight lengthened to 5/1 following his side’s impressive 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion last night and as such, he has swapped places with Solskjaer on the the Sack Race betting market.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from William Hill Bookmakers

 

6/4  –  Slaven Bilic

3/1  –  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

5/1  –  Scott Parker

8/1  –  Sean Dyche

 

Update: 02.11.20

Over the past 24 hours, punters have been backing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in their droves on the Premier League Sack Race betting market. Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat at home to Arsenal on Sunday heaped more pressure on the under-fire Norwegian and the pressure for him to be dismissed has been increasing. Indeed the Red Devils have conceded more goals at home than any other team in the Premier League this season and this isn’t a statistic that will sit well with the club bosses.

As a result, the odds on him being the next managerial casualty in the top-flight have been slashed with all bookmakers shortening the odds from 10/1 to just 4/1 that he is sacked or resigns before any other Premier League boss.

This means that Solskjaer is third-favourite in the betting market with only Slaven Bilic and Scott Parker currently above him at odds of 2/1 and 5/2 respectively. Three English managers come in next with Burnley manager Sean Dyche (7/1), Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder (12/1) and Chelsea gaffer Frank Lampard (12/1) completing the top-six in the betting market.

There has been movement in the opposite direction for Roy Hodgson, the Crystal Palace manager now out to 20/1 for the chop having been as low as 5/1 only a few weeks ago.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from William Hill Bookmakers

 

2/1  –  Slaven Bilic

5/2  –  Scott Parker

4/1  –  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

7/1  –  Sean Dyche

12/1 –  Chris Wilder

12/1 –  Frank Lampard

20/1 –  Roy Hodgson

20/1 –  David Moyes

 

27.10.20

West Bromwich Albion are one of the favourites for relegation back to the Championship at the end of the season and while they did manage to secure a point on Monday evening against Brighton & Hove Albion, punters have been continuing to back Slaven Bilic on the Premier League sack-race market. The Croatian is favourite to be next in line for the chop with some bookmakers going as low as 15/8.

Best odds of 5/2 are still up for grabs on Bilic, this being an implied probability of 29% that he is the first managerial casualty in the Premier League in 2020/21. Indeed only seven days ago, Bilic was a 7/1 shot to be shown the door, however his odds have been substantially slashed due to the number of bets being aimed in his direction.

The Baggies sit outside the relegation zone after six matches, however with just three points having been collected during this time, they have clearly been far from inspiring. Bilic himself has been less than happy with some of his club’s recent dealings, the sale of Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazi prompting him to express his disappointment. As such it is little wonder that his odds have been contacting so rapidly in recent days.

At odds of 4/7, West Brom are second favourites to be relegated straight back to the Championship at the first time of asking.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from William Hill Bookmakers

 

15/8 –  Slaven Bilic

9/4  –  Scott Parker

11/2 –  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

8/1  –  Frank Lampard

8/1  –  Sean Dyche

14/1 –  Chris Wilder

20/1 –  David Moyes

20/1 –  Roy Hodgson

20/1 –  Steve Bruce