West Brom odds and Everton relegation bets eased by bookies
FootyOn look at latest West Brom odds and Everton relegation bets as they appoint new managers.
West Bromwich Albion are a top-price 9/4 with BetVictor for relegation, but 1/3 to stay up after Alan Pardew was confirmed as Tony Pulis’ successor.
The Baggies threw away a 2-0 lead under caretaker Gary Megson to draw 2-2 at home to Newcastle United this midweek.
That result inched the West Midlands outfit two points and as many places above the Premier League relegation zone, ahead of the two teams below Albion – Everton and West Ham United – meeting at Goodison Park.
“I’m thrilled with the opportunity to work with a talented group,” Pardew said after signing a two-and-a-half-year deal with West Brom.
“The immediate challenge will be to get the results we need to pull ourselves up the table.”
Baggies predecessor Pulis has never been relegated as a manager, but Pardew took Charlton Athletic down from the Premier League in 2006/07.
Toffees drift for drop under Allardyce
Everton, meanwhile, are expected to unveil Sam Allardyce as their new boss after a reported pursuit of Marco Silva saw Watford resist their interest.
Big Sam, like Pardew, is a former Crystal Palace and Hammers manager with a wealth of Premier League experience.
The Toffees hierarchy have taken well over a month to appoint a new permanent boss with Under-23 coach David Unsworth in interim charge since Ronald Koeman was relieved in October.
Despite a lengthy search and Allardyce not necessarily being the Merseyside outfit’s first-choice, Everton relegation bets have been eased out to a general 6/1.
Most bookmakers aren’t even quoting a price for the Toffees to stay up, given incoming manager Allardyce’s fine record of keeping teams in the Premier League.
BetVictor are a top-price 7/4 for a top 10 finish under Big Sam, however.
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