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Watford manager Mazzarri now odds-on in Premier League Sack Race

| 05.01.2017

They may have enjoyed victories over Leicester City, Everton and Manchester United this season, but Watford are fast approaching dangerous territory. And the latest odds suggest their manager could be set to pay the price.

Following the sackings of Bob Bradley at Swansea City and Mike Phelan at Hull, our traders now make Walter Mazzarri the 8/11 favourite to be the next Premier League manager to face the chop.

Currently sitting somewhat uncomfortably in 14th place in the table, the Hornets are now just seven points above the relegation zone.

And after picking up just one point from a possible 15 in their last five outings, they’re the joint-worst side in the division according to the latest form guides.

Meanwhile, the second-favourite in this market is David Moyes at Sunderland, although he’s some way off the Italian boss at 8/1.

We’ve already had four managerial casualties in the top-flight so far this year, which won’t bode well for Mazzarri, who’s only been in charge at for six months.

And in Watford, he’s at a club which is hardly known for its loyalty to bosses. We’ve already seen six managers come and go since 2009.

His win percentage is by far the worst we’ve seen at Vicarage Road in recent years, too. 28.57 per cent plays 38.1 per cent achieved by the Hornets’ previous manager, Quique Sanchez Flores.

You’d have to go back to 1996 under Graham Taylor to find win rates so low from a permanent manager at Watford.

While it’s still unlikely his side will face the drop (6/1), there’s no disputing the fact that things aren’t going according to plan for Mazzarri.

And if the latest odds are anything to go by, he could be set to become Premier League casualty number five very soon.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Alex Apati

Alex has been with the Ladbrokes PR team since 2017 having previously worked for the news department. From sparring with Peter Fury to talking interviews on the Duke and Duchess' baby names, he's covered a range of sports and novelty events.

A frustrated West Brom fan who is no stranger to an oche, Alex is originally from Dudley, although he's worked hard to rid himself of the Black Country twang.