Julen Lopetegui and Paul Heckingbottom pre-season sack race favourites

Premier League Sack Race Betting Tips; Julen Lopetegui and Paul Heckingbottom are the early joint-favourites in the betting to be the first manager to leave their posts.

Unhappy Lopetegui

Lopetegui of Wolves and Heckingbottom of Sheffield United are both 6/1 with William Hill being the first to leave.

In the case of Lopetegui, he is one of the front runners as he's rumoured to be unhappy at the lack of funds being made available at Molineux. 

The Spaniard rescued Wolves from a perilous position when he took charge of the club last November. So his odds being so short wouldn't be down to him not doing a good enough job. 

As for Heckingbottom, he finds himself leading the market as the Blades are expected to struggle in the upcoming season, and it's not known if the owners are likely to stand by him for too long if the season gets off to a bad start.

Next in the betting to go first is Steve Cooper of Nottingham Forest. Cooper had an interesting first season in the Premier League with Forest. He was rumoured to be on his way out early on when the team was struggling before the World Cup break.

Then after a good run in the new year, Cooper was being linked with bigger jobs. Things started to turn sour again for Forest in the run-in, and Cooper again found himself under pressure. 

Eventually, Cooper kept Forest up. But this hasn't stopped the best football betting sites from making him their third favourite at 13/2.

More betting can be found below:

  • Julen Lopetegui 6/1
  • Paul Heckingbottom 6/1
  • Steve Cooper 13/2
  • Marco Silva 9/1
  • Andoni Iraola 9/1
  • Rob Edwards 9/1
  • Sean Dyche 12/1
  • Roy Hodgson 14/1
  • David Moyes 14/1
  • Thomas Frank 20/1
  • Vincent Kompany 25/1
  • Eddie Howe 28/1
  • Ange Postecoglou 28/1
  • Mauricio Pochettino 33/1
  • Erk ten Hag 33/1
  • Unai Emery 40/1
  • Jurgen Klopp 40/1
  • Pep Guardiola 50/1
  • Mikel Arteta 50/1
  • Robert De Zebri 50/1

Pre-Season Sack Race Betting Tips

Two names of interest in this market are Sean Dyche and Mauricio Pochettino. Dyche is 12/1, and Pochettino is 33/1. Both could make for interesting football betting tips.

Starting with the Everton manager, the Toffees only ever seem to be in a position of turmoil these days. 

Despite this, there is always optimism at the start of a season, with fans expecting the new season to be better than the last. But nothing ever seems to change at the club, and the chances are this season will be no different. 

If Everton starts poorly, Dyche will immediately be under pressure. And he could find himself as the fall guy if the board is looking to find someone else to blame.

As for Pochettino, he has one hell of a job on his hands to sort out the mess he has inherited at Stamford Bridge. 

The chances are, someone at the wrong end of the table will go before Pochettino is under pressure. But what makes Pochettino such an interesting bet at 33/1 is whether Chelsea give him time if things are going wrong.

The club stuck with Graham Potter when things were going wrong last season, and the season ended in a disaster. That may not have been solely down to Potter, the January transfer window may have played a huge part in muddying the waters.

But whoever's fault it was, will the club be as patient with the next manager as they were with Potter? The chances are they will act quicker next time, and that might work against Pochettino if the Blues get off to a poor start. 

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