Premier League Specials: Chop Looms For Lambert
Paul Lambert's Aston Villa have had potentially the trickiest and most humbling of Christmas periods and William Hill make the former Norwich man Even money to have left the club come the end of the season (8/11 to still be there). Lambert is 7/4 favourite to be the next manager to leave his job.
"Lambert left Norwich to move onto bigger and better things at Villa, but the malaise that set in at Villa Park nearly three years ago shows no sign of abating," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
Edin Dzeko staked his claim for a regular starting slot at Manchester City by scoring two and William Hill make him 5/2 to end the season as City's leading scorer although after bagging again, today, Aguero leads the charge at 6/5.
After their fantastic victory against Newcastle, Arsenal are 8/11 to finish in the top four in the Premier League while they are also 8/13 to finish above Tottenham. Theo Walcott scored a fabulous hat-trick and he is certainly proving his worth to Arsenal. William Hill make him 8/15 to still be at Arsenal on the opening day of next season (11/8 to have left).
Lambert still at Villa last day of season: Yes - EVS No - 8/11
Top Man City Premier League Striker:
Sergio Aguero- 6/5
Carlos Tevez - 2/1
Edin Dzeko - 5/2
Mario Balotelli - 20/1
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Premier League winner: 2/5 Manchester United; 10/3 Manchester City; 8/1 Chelsea; 50/1 Arsenal; 125/1 BAR
Premier League relegation: 2/9 Reading; 2/5 QPR; 1/1 Southampton; 7/4 Aston Villa; 7/4 Wigan; 8/1 BAR
Top four finish: 1/200 Manchester City; 1/500 Manchester United; 1/20 Chelsea; 8/11 Arsenal; 6/4 Tottenham; 5/1 Everton; 12/1 Liverpool; 25/1 BAR
Third Premier League manager to leave: 7/4 Paul Lambert; 5/2 Brian McDermott; 6/1 Martin Jol; 9/1 Roberto Mancini; 10/1 Alan Pardew; 10/1 no third manager to leave; 14/1 Nigel Adkins; 20/1 BAR