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


Sociedad v Espanyol

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Sociedad's five home league and European games have produced 24 goals
Expert verdict
Espanyol look a big price to spring a surprise in San Sebastian. The Catalans have only lost two of their last seven – they were against Barcelona and Real Madrid – while Sociedad do leak goals at home after conceding ten in four league outings. The visitors signed off last term with three away victories in four, and can return to winning ways.



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