As we run in to the end of the season, the odds are tightening hard for many of the special bets.
Ladbrokes are offering 500/1 against a Liverpool top 4 finish in the Premier League, but none of the other leading bookies are making a market. So,Liverpoolfans, if you don’t think Kenny has run out of excuses, now is a chance to get a good price. More realistically,Newcastlehave moved to 3/1 following their weekend success. I don’t see it happening for Chelsea either who are showing at 2/1.
The North London battle continues, with Arsenal at 1/16 and Spurs 8/15 for a top four finish. There must be some big money on Arsenal to show odds like that. Given their respective performances, I still fancy Spurs ahead of the Gunners, despite the 2 pts and a game in hand. Don’t change horses in midstream is a good rule, and changing the system to 4-4-2 cost Redknapp dearly at home against the Canaries. I’m not going to change horses either, and will stick with Spurs.
For those of you who like something a little more tricky, Sporting Index is currently offering a spread of 92/93 for the Trapdoor Points (total season points for the three relegated teams). The current total is 88 points with less than 20 matches to play.
It’s always the time for a bet on managerial change, and amongst the top Premiership push candidates are surely Mancini and Dalgliesh. Both are close to evens for Yes and No in charge at the end of the season – I find that surprising. Mancini must surely be a marked man – I saw the picture of the owners at the weekend, and they were obviously not happy campers! Though most of the money says that Dalgliesh will be next (4/1), the Etihad owners were ruthless when Mark Hughes got sacked. One site is quoting 12/1 that Mancini will be the next manager to go – that must be a good bet.