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Premier League Sack Race: Who’s next for the chop?

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Update: 15.01.21

The pressure has been building on under-fire Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce since the hugely disappointing midweek defeat to rock-bottom side Sheffield United, this dismal performance extending Newcastle’s winless run to eight games. Ryan Fraser was sent off for a second yellow card late in the first half and Billy Sharp scored from the spot in the second half to give Sheffield United their first and thus far only Premier League win of the campaign.

Numerous questions have been raised with regard to Steve Bruce’s future on Tyneside by pundits and disgruntled supporters, the Magpies now just seven points above the relegation zone. Nevertheless the manager maintains that he won’t be resigning, insisting that he won’s ‘walk away from the challenge’.

The Magpies barely laid a glove on Sheffield United in what was an abysmal display on Wednesday evening and the bookies reacted immediately by slashing the odds on Steve Bruce in the ‘Premier League Sack Race market, the Newcastle boss now a 3/1 punt to be shown the door in the coming weeks or even days, ahead of Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder who remains top of the betting market at a general 7/4.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from BetVictor

 

7/4  –  Chris Wilder

3/1  –  Steve Bruce

4/1  –  Frank Lampard

8/1  –  Graham Potter

 

Update: 14.01.21

While Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder remains out-and-out favourite to be the next managerial casualty in the Premier League, Steve Bruce has seen his odds slashed decisively following his side’s defeat to the Blades earlier this week. The Newcastle United manager is a man under increasing pressure as his side slip slowly down the Premier League table on the back of some dismal form. The Magpies have collected just two points from their last six league matches and on the back of this, the bookies have slashed the odds on Bruce being next manager to leave in the Premier League from a general 5/1 to just 3/1.

Newcastle United’s next Premier League outing is away to an Arsenal outfit that have enjoyed an upturn in form in recent weeks and going on recent performances, we don’t envisage Bruce’s men managing anything from their trip to the capital.

Despite grabbing their first win of the campaign, Sheffield United remain firmly at the foot of the Premier League table and boss Chris Wilder is 7/4 on the ‘Sack Race’ market, while Chelsea gaffer Frank Lampard also looks to be living on borrowed time following his side’s slump in form, the Blues boss now just 4/1 to be the top-flight’s next managerial casualty.

 

Update: 13.01.21

Sheffield United grabbed their first league win of the season when beating Newcastle United to the tune of 1-0 last night, however while this will have boosted confidence somewhat in the Blades squad, the side remain firmly rooted to the foot of the Premier League table as we head towards the second half of the campaign.

The South Yorkshire outfit now have five points to their name and while this is more than double their total of 24 hours ago, it still leaves them nine points adrift of safety. As such, the pressure is still very much on under-fire manager Chris Wilder as he looks to haul his side away from the foot of the league table. In fairness, he isn’t going to manage this anytime soon – if at all, and besides he may not be given the chance to do so.

Wilder is still favourite to be the next managerial casualty in the Premier League although his odds have drifted in the market slightly with some firms going 45/17 that he shown the door before any other top-flight boss. Lampard is still second in the betting market at 4/1 while Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce has shortened to just 5/1 following his side’s defeat to the Blades at Bramall Lane last night.

Brighton & Hove Albion boss Graham Potter makes up the top-four in the ‘Premier League Sack Race’ market at odds of 12/1.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from BetVictor

 

45/17 – Chris Wilder

4/1  –  Frank Lampard

5/1  –  Steve Bruce

12/1 –  Graham Potter

 

Update: 12.01.21

Sheffield United may have eased themselves into the fourth round of the FA Cup thanks to an unconvincing 3-2 win over Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium last weekend, however that has done little to help Chris Wilder’s cause. The Blades are firmly rooted to the foot of the Premier League table with just two points to their name and Wilder is huge odds-on favourite to be the next managerial casualty in the top-flight, most firms going 8/15 that he is shown the door.

BetVictor Bookmakers have actually lengthened the odds on Wilder in the ‘Premier League Sack Race’ market with this firm going odds-against at 5/4, however the Blades boss appears to be living on borrowed time and it would be a big surprise were he to last much longer.

Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Morecambe also did little to help the cause of under-fire Blues boss Frank Lampard. The Chelsea manager was a general 5/1 for the chop just a few days ago, however he is now down to 4/1 to be the next Premier League managerial casualty. The West London outfit have suffered a downturn in form over the past few weeks with their last Premier League outing ending in a 3-1 defeat at home to Manchester City, therefore it would be no huge surprise were Lampard to be shown the door anytime soon.

Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce is next in the betting at odds of 6/1 following his side’s 2-0 defeat at Arsenal in the FA Cup third round last weekend.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from BetVictor

 

5/4  –  Chris Wilder

4/1  –  Frank Lampard

6/1  –  Steve Bruce

8/1  –  Graham Potter

 

07.01.21

As we fast approach the half-way point of the 2020/21 Premier League campaign, it has become clear that Sheffield United are going to be relegated at the end of the season. The Blades have amassed just two points from their seventeen league matches thus far and they sit twelve points adrift of safety, therefore even a turnaround in fortunes will almost certainly be too little too late. As such it is no huge surprise to see under-fire manager Chris Wilder head the ‘Premier League Sack Race’ betting market with most bookmakers going 4/7 that he is the next managerial casualty in the top-flight.

In fairness it would be no bad thing were the Blades to find themselves back in the second tier. Undoubtedly their last season in the Championship was far more enjoyable than this one and many see Wilder as their only real hope of making an immediate return back to the Premier League in the event that they succumb to the inevitable relegation this time around.

Elsewhere, Frank Lampard is next in the ‘Sack Race’ market, the Chelsea boss coming under increased pressure following his side’s slump in recent weeks. Following the 3-1 defeat at home to Manchester City in their last outing, Lampard’s odds were slashed and he is now a 5/1 punt to be the next managerial casualty in the top-flight.

Brighton & Hove Albion boss Graham Potter is next in the betting at odds of 10/1 while Roy Hodgson and Steve Bruce make up the top five at 12/1 apiece.

 

Premier League Sack Race Odds from BetVictor

 

4/7  –  Chris Wilder

5/1  –  Frank Lampard

10/1 –  Graham Potter

12/1 –  Roy Hodgson

12/1 –  Steve Bruce