Sack race odds: Slaven Bilic heavily backed for exit from West Brom

Sack race odds: Slaven Bilic heavily backed for exit from West Brom

Bilic is the most backed manager in the last week, seeing his odds cut from 7/1 into 5/2.

  • Bilic is the most backed Premier League manager to be sacked in the last week
  • The West Brom manager is now as short as 15/8, having been 7/1 seven days ago


Bilic favourite to leave next with some bookies

The Baggies picked up a point against Brighton on Monday evening, but that hasn’t stopped punters getting their money down on Slaven Bilic to be the first manager to leave their post.

The Croatian is now favourite in the sack race with some bookmakers, who make him as short as 15/8.

A best price of 5/2 is still available with one firm on Bilic. That is an implied probability of 29% that Bilic will be the first manager to leave their post.

A week ago, Bilic was as big as 7/1, but his odds have shortened dramatically in the last week.

Percentage of bets on the market leaders to leave next, and their implied chance:

Manager Best odds Implied % chance % of bets (last 7 days)
Scott Parker 12/5 29.4% 15%
Slaven Bilic 5/2 28.6% 31%
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 7/1 12.5% 8%
Frank Lampard 9/1 10% 9%
Sean Dyche 10/1 9.1% 7%
Chris Wilder 14/1 6.7% 3%


This is thanks to 31% of bets in the market through oddschecker being placed on the 52-year-old in the last week. 

That makes him the most backed manager by a long way, with Scott Parker the second most popular bet at 15%.


They may sit just outside the relegation zone with 3 points so far this season, but they have hardly been inspiring so far. 

Bilic cast doubt on his own future after the sale of Ahmed Hegazi. He expressed his disappointment that the club sold the Egyptian defender 24 hours before their trip to Brighton. 

With the manager himself unhappy with what is going on at West Brom, it no wonder that his odds are contracting rapidly. 

West Brom odds-on second favourites for relegation

Favourites for relegation before the season started, they are now a shorter price to be relegated than they were at the start of the season.

Fulham are the new favourites at 1/4, but West Brom are also in trouble according to the bookmakers. 

At 4/7 to go down, that gives West Brom a 64% chance of being relegated according to the odds. 


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It has been a difficult return to the top flight for the Baggies, and you feel something may have to give soon if the results do not improve.

Scott Parker the other manager in trouble according to the odds

Elsewhere in the market, Scott Parker is at the front of the betting with Bilic. Fellow strugglers Fulham have been very poor in the first six games of the season, and Parker is a best price of 12/5 to be the first manager to go. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was as short as 1/1 following Man Utd’s 6-1 humiliation to Spurs, but his odds have drifted back out after victories against PSG and Newcastle. He is now 11/2 and third-favourite in the market. 

Frank Lampard (9/1), Sean Dyche (10/1) and Chris Wilder (14/1) are next in the market. Dyche and Wilder are both in desperate need of points, with both sides only managing one point so far this season. 

David Moyes was favourite for the sack after the first two games of the season, but some fantastic recent results means he now looks safe for the time being at 20/1.

Next Manager To Leave Post Odds:

  • Scott Parker 12/5
  • Slaven Bilic 5/2
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 11/2
  • Frank Lampard 9/1
  • Sean Dyche 10/1
  • Chris Wilder 14/1
  • David Moyes 20/1


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