The 1-0 defeat means Villa slip into the bottom three on the back of four league defeats in five outings and the pressure is subsequently increasing on Lambert, who Coral price at 2/5 to leave Villa Park before the end of the season.
In what is becoming an increasingly intriguing market, Stan James actually price the former Norwich boss at a high as 5/2 to be the next to vacate his post while Fulham’s Martin Jol ranges from 6/4 favourite at Skybet to 6/1 (William Hill) following his team’s draw with Wigan and Saints chief Nigel Adkins is next at 7/1 with BetVictor despite his side’s excellent result at Villa.
“Things are going from bad to worse for Paul Lambert. The defeat to Southampton means Villa have now won only one of their last eight Premier League matches so unless things change at Villa Park very soon, Lambert’s tenure could soon come to an end,” Coral’s Tim Reynolds told Betrescue.
Coral – Latest Manager Betting
**Premier League next manager to go
4-7 Paul Lambert, 4 Nigel Adkins, 5 Brian McDermott, 9 Alan Pardew,
**Paul Lambert to last the season
7-4 Yes, 2-5 No