Betting on soccer isn’t just about who will win the next big match. There are many bets that can be placed, and one is the next Premier League manager to leave their job. It’s a market in which it’s good to see that Mikel Arteta is currently given a large price.
The Arsenal boss is currently 25/1 but at one time this season, he was at the top of the market. That probably wasn’t too surprising after beginning the Premier League season with three straight defeats and not a goal in sight.
Oh, the bad old days, eh? The days when podcasts and tabloids couldn’t stop writing bad things about the Gunners. 17 points from seven league games and a run to the Carabao Cup quarter finals with a plum draw against Sunderland has changed everything.
Of course, Arteta could still be worth a small wager in this market as it’s not all about getting the sack. A resignation after a row with the club owners or being head-hunted by another club could see Arteta leave the Emirates.
At present, It’s a more open market than usual. Current favourite is Dean Smith who isn’t doing too well at Aston Villa at present.
Villa have lost four successive Premier League games at the time of writing this article. That of course includes a 3-1 loss to the Gunners. The midlands club have conceded at least twice in those four games and let in seven in the last two home games.
Smith won them promotion, had a tough first season and then a better second term. He’s 2/1 favourite in this managers market. Upcoming fixtures aren’t too difficult if some form can be found. December is the danger month though with games against top sides such as Manchester City, Liverpool, and Chelsea. Poor form might just see Smith lose his job.
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What does Daniel Farke have to do at Norwich to get the chop? He’s already managed the Canaries to relegation once and after promotion, they are yet to win a Premier League game this season. They look a club that needs a change at the top to breathe some new life into the club. At 3/1 Farke looks a reasonable bet. Face it, if he was at Watford, he’d have gone years ago.
Watford have already changed their manager once this season. Claudio Ranieri may be a big name, but the Watford owners struggle to think twice before making a change. He’s only 14/1 in this market.
Then there’s Ole Gunnar Solksjaer. He’s still not safe at Old Trafford and a few more days like the one against Liverpool might make odds of 4/1 look pretty good. An early Champions League exit might push him further towards the exit.
Betting on this market is fascinating. You’ll be keeping an eye on the news to see if your selection has finally left. Just as long as it’s not Arteta of course.