The pressure grows for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as punters tip the Manchester United boss to become the first Premier League managerial causality this term.
Manchester United have lost three of their four home games in the Premier League this season and earned just a point overall – their worst tally since 1972/73.
A 1-0 defeat to Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday has left the 20-time English champions 15th in the standings. Only seven points in six games have come their way, confirming their worst start since David Moyes’ disastrous reign in 2013/14.
7 – Manchester United have taken just seven points from their six Premier League games this season, their lowest tally at this stage since David Moyes' short stint at the helm in 2013-14 (7); a campaign in which they went on to finish seventh. Stalled. pic.twitter.com/KacNKH292w
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 1, 2020
This downturn in fortunes has led punters to back Solskjaer as the first Premier League manager to lose his job.
Oddschecker reported that 38% of bets in the market have been for the Red Devils boss. It’s led to a drop in price, with bookies responding by cutting his odds in half to make him the third favorite for the sack.
Only West Brom manager Slaven Bilic (2/1) and his Fulham counterpart Scott Parker (5/2) have shorter odds.
|Slaven Bilic||West Brom||3.00|
|Ole Gunnar Solskjaer||Man United||5.00|
|Chris Wilder||Sheffield Utd||13.00|
|Roy Hodgson||Crystal Palace||21.00|
|David Moyes||West Ham||21.00|
|Pep Guardiola||Man City||29.00|
|Dean Smith||Aston Villa||29.00|
On the bright side, though, Roy Hodgson’s odds have lengthened from 5/1 to 20/1 after leading Crystal Palace clear of the relegation zone.
Mauricio Pochettino, meanwhile, is the heavy favorite to replace Solskjaer should he leave United this season.
The former Tottenham boss will be taking on a punditry role for Monday’s Premier League match between Leeds United and Leicester City at Elland Road.