Football Betting: The goals flew in over the weekend and Chelsea were at it again, hitting 6 past Wigan. Bob Bradley looks good to take over at Villa and West Ham are in trouble as they lost at home.
Chelsea netted another 6 goals this weekend against a rather hopeless Wigan to make it a remarkable 29 goals in their last 5 league games. Ladbrokes have reacted by shortening Chelsea into 5/4 for the title while lengthening Man United out to 9/4 but the season is still very young. Ladbrokes also notch 8/1 on Chelsea hitting 6 against Stoke next weekend.
Wigan’s man in charge, Roberto Martinez, is solid fav to get the sack next in the Premier League; William Hill have him down at 5/2 to be the next man to leave his post. Wigan have conceded 10 in 2 games without scoring and while Chelsea could be excused, losing 4-0 to Blackpool would be seen as disastrous. An away trip to Tottenham next weekend, the scene of last season’s 9-1 mauling, is hardly ideal and might be Martinez’s swan song.
Bob Bradley is 7/4 with Bet365 to become Aston Villa’s manager after a 6-0 drubbing at the hands of Newcastle. Kevin Macdonald has gone from hero to zero and is likely to be relieved of his caretaker role sooner rather than later. Andy Carroll netted a hattrick in that 6-0 win and Stan James shorten him to 50/1 from 80′s for the top scorer award. The same firm have lengthened the Toon Army’s relegation odds from 7/2 to 9/2.
West Ham are now into 9/4 to be relegated (Coral) after another defeat, in from 11/4. The Hammers were beaten 3-1 by Bolton on their own patch which doesn’t bode well for West Ham after looking decidedly shakey last year.