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


Alaves v Leganes

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Alaves have won their last five home fixtures
Expert verdict
Leganes put a lot of effort into a 1-0 loss at home to Real Madrid in a Copa del Rey quarter-final, first leg on Thursday and may not be fully recovered for their clash at Alaves just three days later. Alaves have won seven of their last ten matches and look a decent bet to land another three points.



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