City 11/8 to finish with a six point flurry
Manchester City have been shortened from 8/15 to 4/9 by William Hill to beat Stoke in their Premier League clash on Tuesday. Hills are also offering 11/8 that City win their final two games against Stoke and Bolton and Mancini's side has been cut from 8/13 to 4/7 to end the season in third place.
"Arsenal's unexpected defeat by Villa has given City a huge incentive to finish the season on a high note by taking third place", said Hill' spokesman Graham Sharpe.
William Hill odds:
City v Stoke - 4/9 Manchester City, 3/1 Draw, 7/1 Stoke.
To finish third - 4/7 City, 5/4 Arsenal.
City to win final two games - 11/8
McClaren Hammer blow??
Steve McClaren is 1/3 favourite with William Hill to succeed Avram Grant as the next permanent West Ham manager. "At the moment it looks like a one horse book with punters desperate to back McCLaren at any price", said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Current William Hill next West Ham boss prices: 1/3 Steve McClaren, 7/1 Kevin Keen, 7/1 Chris Hughton, 9/1 Neil Warnock, 10/1 Sam Allardyce, 10/1 Martin Jol, 12/1 Slacen Bilic, 14/1 Gus Poyet, 14/1 Ian Holloway, 14/1 Martin O'Neill, 14/1 Robert Di Matteo, 14/1 Paulo Di Canio, 14/1 Brendan Rodgers, 14/1 Malky MacKay, 14/1 Paul Lambert, 16/1 Dave Jones, 16/1 Sven Goran Eriksson, 20/1 Billy Davies, 20/1 Gianfranco Zola, 20/1 Alan Curbishley, 20/1 Sean O'Driscoll, 20/1 Gordon Strachan, 20/1 Stuart Pearce, 20/1 Glen Hoddle, 20/1 Rafael Benitez, 20/1 Jose Mourinho, 20/1 Julian Dicks, 33/1 Phil Brown, 33/1 Gareth Southgate, 40/1 Diego Maradona, 40/1 Ray Wilkins.