O'Neill 5/4 in Premier League sack race
Martin O’Neill is 5/4 with Coral to be the next Premier League manager to go, following Sunderland’s goalless draw against bottom of the table QPR. The result means that Sunderland are now only two points above the relegation zone after 13 games. It’s 4/1 for the Black Cats to be relegated this season.
“Sunderland have now only won one of their last nine matches in all competitions and unless the Black Cats start winning games soon, Martin O’Neill could soon find himself under the spotlight,” Coral’s Tim Reynolds told Football Betting News.
Elsewhere in the Premier League, Aston Villa’s victory over Reading sees Paul Lambert’s side move two points clear of the relegation zone. It’s 5/2 for Villa to be playing Championship football next season, with Reading, 1/2.
Following the draw at the Stadium of Light QPR are now 8/11 to be relegated and 8/1 for QPR not to win a match before the start of 2013. The match marked Harry Redknapp’s return to management and it’s evens that the former Tottenham manager’s first win comes against Aston Villa, this Saturday.
After this weekend QPR then play Wigan away and Fulham at home. It’s 4/1 that Redknapp gains his first league win at DW Stadium and 5/1, it comes when QPR host The Cottagers.
14/1 is quoted that QPR first taste victory against Newcastle United, at St James’ Park and it’s 11/1 that Redknapp has to wait until Boxing Day, when West Brom travel to Loftus Road. QPR then host Liverpool on the final Sunday in 2012 and it’s 20/1 for QPR to finish the year by gaining their first maximum points.
“The introduction of Redknapp at Loftus Road looks to have given QPR that much needed boost and if the Hoops can continue to play with that same level of belief, that first win won’t be far away,” concluded Coral’s Tim Reynolds.