Author: Tony MacDonald
2016/17 Premier League
Published: 11:45 18/01/2015
Both QPR and Aston Villa suffered home defeats in the Premier League on Saturday and its Harry Redknapp along with Paul Lambert who are being backed in next manager to leave post betting.
Redknapp Next To Go?
Queens Park Rangers haven't picked up a single point on the road this season, so have been relying heavily on their home form. But a 0-2 defeat to Manchester United keeps R's in the relegation zone and only one of their next four games is at Loftus Road.
Skybet and Paddy Power are quoting odds of 10/11 that Harry Redknapp is the next manager to go after a club 'insider' suggested a loss to United would result in his sacking.
But Redkknapp has told the BBC that he is not concerened about his future "I have spoken to the owner Tony Fernandes five times this week and he's not mentioned anything." "It's this 'insider' who is trying to cause a problem. Who do you believe - the chairman or 'the insider'?"
The fact remains that Hoops haven't won for five matches and given their away form it's hard to be confident about them picking up many points ahead of the visits of Tottenham and Arsenal. It's clearly going to be a hard battle to beat the drop and Betvictor offer best odds 4/5 that QPR are among the three relegated sides this season.
Time Running Out For Lambert?
The threat of a pre-match protest by Villa fans did not materialise, but they watched on with grim faces as Liverpool earned a 0-2 win. Aston Villa, who had started the season brightly now find themselves just three points above the drop-zone as their barran run continues.
Paul Lambert is 4/1 with Ladbrokes to be the next Premier League manager to leave his post and with just two wins since September time could be running out for the Scot. Aston Villa have not won in seven attempts and have failed to score in the last five games, a 522 minute goal drought which is bound to cause more unrest with their fans.
Following the latest defeat, Lambert appeared defiant in his post-match interview saying "We just have to keep doing what we did today, keep getting the chances and they will go in." It's doubtful that any Villa fans will take much encouragement from those words as their club's relegation odds have been cut to a general 11/4 available with most online bookmakers.