The odds on this market are ever-changing. All it can take is a heavy defeat or a bit of off-field speculation and the odds on a particular manager can change dramatically.
Here’s how the market shaped up the last time we checked, with odds shown being the strongest available.
Latest Sack Race Odds
Next Manager to Leave betting odds
|No Manager To Leave||4/7|
Betting On The Sack Race Guide
Football can be a fickle sport at times, none more so than for the managers of clubs with high expectations.
One minute you can be flying high and within the space of a couple of weeks fans can be calling for your head and the board inviting you up for a quiet word.
With the amount of money that’s involved in the top leagues, decisions have to be made quickly and with conviction in an attempt to turn a poor run in to winning ways.
This brings about quite an interesting market to bet on and is available with select bookmakers. The bookmakers who do offer this market tend to focus on the Premier League, due to its popularity.
(Source: Daily Mail)
Where can you bet on the next Premier League manager to be sacked?
We have scoured through all of the betting apps we trust to determine this. Here is who was offering out the next manager to be sacked market the last time we checked:
- Paddy Power – “Next manager to leave their club (9th manager)”
- Ladbrokes – “Next Premier League manager to leave.“
- Coral – “Next Premier League manager to leave.“
- 10Bet – “Next Premier League Manager to Leave Their Post in the 2021/22 season.“
- SportNation – “Next Premier League Manager to Leave Their Post.“
- MansionBet – “Next Premier League Manager to Leave Their Post.“
- Skybet – “Next Premier League Manager to Leave.“
- Betfair – “Next manager to leave their club (9th manager).“
This market does not continue to play out until a manager is sacked. The rules associated with this bet applies to just the present season. This allows for a “no manager to leave” selection to be added to the market. If no manager leaves before the kick-off of the new season, the “no manager to leave” option would be settled as the winner.
Who should you be backing?
No manager to leave currently tops the market, but as the season progresses, the pressure will start to mount on those managers deemed to be failing to achieve required targets.
Therefore, the value seems to be on managers looking to dig themselves out of a hole, in my opinion. Brendan Rodgers fits that bill at the moment, with Leicester struggling for form. However, all it would take is a few positive results and the price offered would soon go shooting up.
Roy Hodgson also holds some value for me. Watford go through managers like hot dinners and with Hodgson stepping out of retirement to take on the role, what happens at the end of the season still remains questionable.
Long Shots Could Come Up Trumps
Those are my personal selections at the moment, but as I have mentioned, anything can happen. All it would take is a leaked video of wrongdoing or a falling out of favour with the board and the whole market could be turned on its head.
There’s no real money-making strategy here, in my opinion, and as it is a long term bet, the stake can be locked in for some time. Therefore, I prefer to stick to low stakes with a little spread across the selections.
With the majority of selections being over 10/1, a decent return is possible even when covering multiple picks. So don’t feel like you can have only one shot at it, is my advice.
Whatever you decide to bet on, do it in a responsible fashion. Remember to only bet with money you are prepared to lose and be sure to take advantage of the gambling tools provided within the betting apps to consciously stay in control.
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