Koeman odds-on to be next Prem boss out

The international break is often seen as a convenient time for Premier League clubs to make a managerial change and bookmakers believe Ronald Koeman is on shaky ground at Goodison Park after his Everton side were beaten 1-0 by Burnley.

Koeman is as short as 4-9 to be the next Premier League manager to leave his current position with Paddy Power offering 8-11. Hills have already opened a book on the Dutchman's replacement with Carlo Ancelotti the 10-1 favourite in a wide-open market.

The defeat leaves the Toffees stuck in 16th spot with Burnley up to the dizzy heights of sixth. Jeff Hendrick grabbed the only goal at Goodison.

It was a mainly miserable afternoon for supporters of the Merseyside clubs as Liverpool joined their local rivals in being odds-on flops after the Reds were held to a 1-1 draw by Newcastle.

Joselu cancelled out Philippe Coutinho's cracker with Liverpool pushed out to 33-1 for the Premier League title.

Arsenal were the only one of the three Premier League favourites to win and their2-0 triumph over Brighton moved the Gunners up to fifth in the table, six points off the pace being set by Manchester City and Manchester United.

Betfred are only 1-5 the title heads to Manchester, while Arsenal are alongside Liverpool at 33-1 despite goals in either half from Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi at the Emirates.

Sheffield Wednesday beat Leeds 3-0 in the Sky Bet Championship.

 

 

 

Match in Focus

19:45 Sa 26May

Real Madrid v Liverpool

Home Win Draw Away Win
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  • Real have won just one of their last four Champions League meetings against English opposition
Expert verdict
Real Madrid have lifted the Champions League in three of the past four seasons but they could struggle to retain their crown against a lively Liverpool. Real have been the dominant force in Europe, with last year’s 4-1 thumping of Juventus in the final in Cardiff showcasing their superiority. However, Zinedine Zidane’s men have not bumped into a front three like the Reds’ often - Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have netted 29 of their 40 Champions League goals this season - and they are vulnerable to the counter-attack.

 

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