Hodgson 6-4 to survive as Crystal Palace boss

CRYSTAL PALACE have not scored a Premier League goal this season but they are odds-on to break their drought against champions Chelsea at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

The rock-bottom Eagles are generally available at 5-6 to finally score at the eighth time of asking, while BoyleSports are offering 20-21 about Roy Hodgson’s side once again failing to find the target.

Bet365 rate Palace 25-1 to go under Derby’s record-breaking tally of just 20 goals in their shambolic Premier League season in 2007-08, while Hills quote 20-1 the South London outfit concede at least 100 goals.

Hodgson’s men have shipped 17 in seven matches and even though he only recently came in to replace Frank de Boer, Betway go 6-4 the former England manager remains in situ for the remainder of the campaign.

Despite being bottom, pointless and goalless, Palace are not seen as a hopeless cause. They are 8-15 to be relegated and can be backed at 13-8 to stay in the top flight.

Liverpool’s win percentage dropped from 68 per cent when Sadio Mane started last season down to 42 per cent when he was absent and the Reds will have to do without their Senegal star for around six weeks following his injury on international duty.

Jurgen Klopp’s side tackle Manchester United at Anfield before heading to Wembley to face Tottenham next week and bet365 are offering 5-1 that Liverpool lose both of those high-profile encounters.

Malky Mackay is 3-1 with Coral and Ladbrokes to become Scotland’s next permanent manager after he was named as the interim boss for next month’s friendly to face Holland.

David Moyes is the 7-4 favourite with Betfred to replace Gordon Strachan as support for Sam Allardyce dried up with the Englishman out to 12-1. Michael O’Neill is into as low as 8-1.

Match in Focus

15:00 Sa 25Nov

C Palace v Stoke

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Palace’s only five points of the season have come from their last three home games
Expert verdict
Things are slowly picking up for Crystal Palace, who have beaten Chelsea and drawn with West Ham and Everton in their last three games at Selhurst Park. A home clash with Stoke looks winnable for the Eagles as the Potters have conceded 20 goals in their last eight league matches.

 

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