Bolton Boost Survival Hopes
It was a busy day at the bottom of the Premier League table as both Bolton and Wigan pulled off victories.
Despite their shock victory at Anfield, William Hill make Wigan 1/4 to be relegated come the end of the season, the same price as QPR. Another defeat for Terry Connor left Wolves adrift at the foot of the table and 1/7 with Hills for the drop. Bolton's victory moved them up into 17th and they are 11/8 to go down with Blackburn 9/4. Hills think that the current bottom three are doomed, offering 10/11 that they are the three who are relegated. Liverpool's home defeat to Wigan and their second consecutive defeat to bottom three opposition has left Kenny Dalglish 5/2 to no longer be in charge of Liverpool come the start of next season (2/7 to still be there).
"The victories for Wigan and Bolton have certainly condensed things at the bottom of the table and while there are only a couple of points separating Wolves and Blackburn, we think Terry Connor's men are teetering on the brink and they may just rag QPR and Wigan with them," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
Arsenal's comfortable victory left them in pole position to grab third spot in the Premier League and William Hill make them 4/7 to finish as the top London club. Spurs are currently suffering a dismal run of form and they are 6/4 while Chelsea are 10/1.
Relegation: 1/7 Wolves; 1/4 Wigan; 1/4 QPR; 11/8 Bolton; 9/4 Blackburn; 20/1 BAR
Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool on the first day of next season: 2/7 yes; 5/2 no
Forecast without Manchester sides: 6/5 Arsenal/Spurs; 7/4 Tottenham/Arsenal; 6/1 Arsenal/Chelsea; 14/1 Chelsea/Arsenal; 16/1 Tottenham/Chelsea; 25/1 Chelsea/Tottenham;
Premier League without Manchester (top London club): 4/7Arsenal; 6/4 Tottenham; 10/1 Chelsea