Everton relegation odds slashed

Moyes' side are now priced at 12/1 to go down

Everton were one of the biggest losers on transfer deadline day according to bookmakers and punters as their odds on being relegated from the Premier League were slashed.

Everton playmaker Mikel Arteta moved to Arsenal for a fee of £10 million, while Jermaine Beckford and Yakubu also left the club and were replaced by loan signings Royston Drenthe and Denis Stracqualursi.

“We are going to wait and see with the new boys,” said David Moyes. “Royston is explosive and hopefully he’ll give us a bit of that pace. It’s something new for him to come to England but we will give him time. We needed to try and find something extra for us.”

However, having recorded one win and one loss from their opening two Premier League fixtures, the betting community are clearly concerned for Everton’s topflight status.

Bookmaker William Hill have been forced to halve the Toffeemen’s odds in their relegation betting market where Moyes’ side are now priced at 12/1 to go down, from a pre-season 25/1.

Hills also saw reason to shorten the odds on Moyes becoming the first Premier League manager to lose his job. The Scot was cut from 12/1 to 8/1 following the transfer deadline day dealings.

Written By:- Ben Gledhill (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 01/09/2011 - 14:05 PM
Filed in:- Everton Betting News, Everton


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