On the back of yet another lack lustre performance (United lost 2-0 at Stoke yesterday), Louis van Gaal is now totally unbackable to be the Next Manager To Leave His Post.
He is 1/50 with some, with the best current price coming from William Hill (£20.00 In Free Bets Here) who are offering 1/33 on van Gaal to be next manager gone.
What didn’t help improve the odds on this market is the fact that van Gaal himself stated yesterday in the aftermath of the defeat that it might not be the club who decides when it is time for him to go. van Gaal is quoted as saying……
“But I have said already in former press conferences that it is not always like that – that the club has to fire or sack me. Sometimes I do it by myself. I am the one who wants to speak first with the board of Manchester United and with my members of staff and players.”
……… this has prompted speculation that the Dutchman may take the decision out of the clubs hands, and actually resign. Something that is not very common in football these days, as most managers hang on for the pay-off.
Away from van Gaal’s remarks, and the club have done little to distance themselves from the rumours linking disposed Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho from the Man Utd manager’s job, the silence out of Old Trafford has been deafening!
Mourinho is now as short as 8/13 with Paddy Power (£30.00 in Free Bets Here) to be the next Manchester United manager, and with the Chelsea match taking place tomorrow, it would be the sort of irony that only football seems to be able to throw up.
In all honesty, who would back against a Chelsea side in no sort of form themselves turning up at Old Trafford and turning over a more out of sorts United side, and in the process putting the final nail in van Gaal’s Manchester United managerial coffin, and paving the way for Mourinho to take over? You can already see the headlines!
Whoever makes the call, it’s just pretty hard to see van Gaal remaining at Old Trafford if his team can’t muster up some sort of performance, and more importantly, a result against Chelsea tomorrow.
The Man Utd V Chelsea match is live on BT Sports, and kicks off at 5.30pm. In 90 minutes betting, United go in as favourites at 6/4, the draw is 9/4, and a Chelsea victory is around the 2/1 mark.
The bookmakers seem to be expecting a low scoring match. Over 2.5 Goals is odds against at 13/10, while Under 2.5 Goals is 4/6. United’s last 6 matches has seen an even spread on the Over Under 2.5 Goals market, with 3 matches over and 3 matches under.
It’s a similar picture with Chelsea, with 3 under and 3 over. The only statistic of note is that it is in their last 3 matches that Over 2.5 Goals have come in, suggesting a more open Chelsea team that is creating more chances and also giving the opposition a chance in the process.