Stoke cut in relegation scrap
Stoke have been slashed from 13/2 to 7/2 to be relegated from the Premier League as their latest defeat leaves them just three points above the relegation zone.
The Potters were comfortably dealt with by champions-elect Manchester United in a 2-0 defeat at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday and boss Tony Pulis is now 5/2 from 9/4 to be the next Premier League manager to leave his job.
Pulis, who has been in charge of the club since 2006, has guided his side to just two wins in their last 17 Premier League games but the Potters were as long as 40/1 to go down at the beginning of last month.
However, five defeats in their last six league games has plunged them into trouble, although QPR (1/50), Wigan (6/4) and Aston Villa (3/1) are all a shorter price to suffer relegation.
Sky Bet football trader Chris Spicer told Football Betting News: “Stoke are in free-fall. Of their last five remaining games, only two are at the Britannia, where Stoke are notoriously hard to beat, so it’s a real challenge for Pulis to keep the club in the top flight.”