Tevez backed to serve sentence and stay at City
Despite constant claims of being homesick, numerous transfer requests, multiple club suspensions, and a recent community order, Carlos Tevez is odds on to stay at Manchester City past the end of this season.
The scandal magnet forward is now at odds of 2/7 with Paddy Power to not leave City before the start of the 2013-2014 season.
After receiving a community service order for driving offences and donning a high visibility jacket to kick off his cleaning duties this week many thought Tevez would be seeking the first ticket out of Manchester he could find. Despite the speculation bookmaker Paddy Power has given odds of 4/9 that he won’t leave the UK before finishing his 250 hour sentence – even though that would total more than the amount of hours than he has played for Manchester City.
Tevez has been on a scoring streak as of late and Roberto Mancini has come out in support of his player to say that he does not expect the punishment to affect his performances. However, the striker has shown his volatile nature in the past so Paddy Power have him at odds of 8/1 to not score again in the Premier League this season.
At the other end of the table a draw for QPR against Wigan has all but confined them to the drop with their odds of relegation shrinking to 1/25. Given their star studded and hugely overpaid squad bookmaker Paddy Power have given odds of 5/6 on a mass exodus of over 8.5 first team players leaving during the summer transfer window.
A Paddy Power spokesman told Football Betting News; “It’s hard to feel that sorry for Carlos, particularly as he rocked up for his first day of community service in a chauffeur driven Porsche. Despite his catalogue of bust-ups with City, football fans, and now the justice system we still expect the club to stick with their goal machine forward next season.”