Adkins slashed in sack race betting
IF the betting is right then Nigel Adkins could be drinking in the last-chance saloon with the Southampton manager the subject of a major gamble to be the first Premier League casualty of the 2012-13 season.
Adkins, who was cut to 5-4 in the sack race immediately after Monday’s 2-0 defeat at West Brom, is now best at 4-11 following sustained support in the lead up to their match with Swansea at St Mary’s.
It’s been billed as must-win for Adkins with QPR boss Mark Hughes (4-1) the only other manager available at shorter than 16-1 in the market. Paddy Power go 1-5 Adkins is out before 3-1 shot Hughes and Ladbrokes are 3-1 that the sack race is settled by midnight on Sunday night/Monday morning.
Saints are 4-5 with Ladbrokes to finish the weekend bottom of the table, while at the top Manchester United look to open up a decent gap on the rest when they head to Aston Villa.
Robin van Persie has made a blistering start to life as United’s main striker and the red-hot Dutchman can be backed at 5-2 with bet365 to outscore Villa, who are 5-4 in the same market.
BetVictor offer 13-8 that shot-shy Sunderland score by somebody other than Steven Fletcher at Everton today