Benitez Betting All The Rage For Punters

Posted on October 21, 2009 by  

Life’s A Beach for Rafa Benitez with punters responding to Liverpool’s worst run of form in 22 years with a wide variety of betting requests speculating on the manager’s demise.

Responding to the range of requests Paddy Power are offering 10/1 that Liverpool’s crunch game against arch rivals Manchester United on Sunday is Rafa’s last game in charge of the Anfield outfit. Liverpool are also now just 4/11 to fail to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League and 11/8 not to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season. Benitez himself is odds on not to survive the season at 8/11.

Meanwhile Benitez is the name being backed in Paddy Power’s Sack Race having come in from 18/1 prior to the weekend loss to Sunderland.

Paddy Power said: “Rafa being backed into 3/1 from 18/1 to be the next manager to go may not suggest he’s definitely on his way but it certainly reflects the immense pressure he is under with fans now widely speculating on his demise across many different markets.”

Next Manager

Punters are even revisiting the market on next Liverpool manager with former Kop king Kenny Dalglish the 13/5 favourite ahead of Jose Mourinho at 4/1. Jurgen Klinsmann, who just happened to be in the Sky Sports studio commenting on Liverpool’s loss to Lyons last night, is 9/1.

Liverpool Lengthen for Sunday Showdown

Things could yet get worse for Rafa with the visit of champions Man Utd this weekend. Liverpool are 7/4 from 8/5 to win the game, one of the biggest odds seen on a Liverpool home win, whilst an old name let go by Benitez could yet come back to haunt him. If Michael Owen – returning to Anfield in United colours for the first time – scores the last goal of the game Paddy Power will refund all losing first/last goalscorer, correct score & scorecast singles on the match.


Benitez Betting
10/1 Man Utd to be Benitez’s last game as manager

Benitez to still be Liverpool manager at the end of the season
Evs Yes
8/11 No

To qualify for the next stage of the Champions League
15/8 Yes
4/11 No

To finish in the top four in the Premier League
8/15 Yes
11/8 No

Finishing Position
14/1 First
6/1 Second
4/1 Third
9/4 Fourth
11/8 5th or worse

Next Liverpool Manager
13/5 Dalglish
4/1 Mourinho
6/1 Mancini
9/1 Klinsmann
10/1 O’Neill
12/1 Rijkaard
16/1 Hiddink
16/1 Scuster
16/1 Bilic
18/1 Van Gaal
18/1 Ramos
20/1 Jol
22/1 Eriksson
25/1 Lippi
25/1 Van Basten
25/1 Deschamps
25/1 McClaren
33/1 Houllier
33/1 Hughes
33/1 Hitzfeld
33/1 Grant
40/1 Moyes
50/1 Souness
150/1 Hansen
500/1 Barnes
500/1 Fowler

Premier League Sack Race
9/4 Brown
11/4 Hart
3/1 Benitez
6/1 McLeish
8/1 Zola
14/1 Megson
16/1 Redknapp
25/1 Hodgson
28/1 McCarthy
33/1 Allardyce
33/1 Martinez
40/1 Coyle
40/1 Moyes
50/1 Pulis
66/1 Bruce
66/1 Ancelotti
66/1 O’Neill
80/1 Wenger
80/1 Ferguson

Liverpool v Man Utd
7/4 Liverpool
9/4 Draw
6/4 Man Utd

Life’s A Beach
If Michael Owen scores the last goal, Paddy Power will refund all losing first/last goalscorer, correct score & scorecast singles on the match.

All prices remain subject to fluctuation.

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