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Fulham Evens For Relgation
Fulham are now as short as even money in the Premier League relegation market following their fifth consecutive defeat at the weekend, with West Ham out to a best price of 8/1 with BetVictor following their 3-0 victory. Fulham are rock bottom of the ‘shots on goal’ table with an average of only 6.58 per game, although their percentage on target is pretty good. Perhaps surprisingly given the recent criticism of the tactics of manager Andre Villas-Boas, Spurs are top of the shots on goal table with 14 a game, followed by Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City. Spurs are also the best disciplined team in the top flight so far this season. Stoke have committed the most fouls, followed by Aston Villa, Southampton and Newcastle. Skybet make Steve Cotterill a strong 4/11 favourite to be taking over as manager of Bristol City following the departure of Sean O’Driscoll, with John Pemberton 6/1 and Dean Saunders, Michael Appleton and Richard Barker all 10/1. Appleton is also favourite with BetVictor to be the next Barnsley manager at 2/1 following the sacking of David Flitcroft on Saturday, with Steve Agnew 4/1 and Danny Wilson 6/1 at the time of writing.
William Hill are offering 4/6 that one British side makes it to the final of the Champions League, although it is 11/10 that the Premier League is not represented in the final. That looks a bet to me. It’s 20-1 that the final will be contested by two Premier League teams. Best odds about the outright winner are Bayern Munich 5/2, Barcelona 5/1 and Real Madrid 11/2. They will certainly have their followers at that price with Gareth Bale returning to full fitness and starting to really click. Manchester City are 16/1 alongside Paris St Germain, and Manchester United have been backed into as short as 14/1 after their demolition of Bayer Leverkusen, although you can still get 20/1 in places. Chelsea are best priced at 18/1 with YouWin, with Arsenal 18/1 (Ladbrokes and BetFred).
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