Betting: Crystal Palace 5/4 for relegation amid Hodgson rumours

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Frank de Boer was the first managerial casualty of the Premier League season and dabblebet now make the Eagles favourites for the drop

Roy Hodgson looks likely to be confirmed as the man to take over from Frank de Boer, who lasted just four Premier League games in charge of Crystal Palace.

The former Inter Milan boss had been in place for just 85 days at the San Siro, but he failed to even last that long at Selhurst Park.

Four straight league defeats, including the 1-0 reverse at the hands of Burnley on Sunday, was enough to convince Chairman Steve Parish to sack the manager he hired just 77 days ago. That makes de Boer the third shortest serving manager in Premier League history in terms of days in the role and the man to take on the fewest matches during his tenure, three fewer than Les Reed at Charlton.

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Now the Eagles look set to turn to former England boss Roy Hodgson to steady the ship but dabblebet make Palace 5/4 (2.25) favourites for relegation after their abysmal start to the campaign where they're yet to score a single goal.

Hodgson has been out of work since leaving the Three Lions following a shock Euro 2016 exit to Iceland over a year ago, but has been heavily linked with a return to the club where he came through the ranks as a youngster but never broke into the first team.

The 70-year-old has plenty of Premier League experience from previous spells in charge of West Brom and Fulham, which were significantly more successful than his tenure at Liverpool where he was sacked after just six months at Anfield.


The club face Southampton in their next league game but things will get much tougher from there. Back-to-back trips to Manchester United and Manchester City proceed a home game with champions Chelsea, so whoever replaces de Boer will certainly have their work cut out to immediately improve the Eagles' plight.

Having flirted with the drop last term, the Eagles' move for Mamadou Sakho proved decisive, as the 27-year-old France international proved the catalyst for a defenisve revival under the stewardship of Sam Allardyce, who stepped down from the job having secured Palace's Premier League survival.


The club have once again secured his services, although having to wait until the last day of the transfer window was far from ideal. Any new manager will hope that his arrival will spur Palace onto a similar vein of form in order to retain their top flight status.

In terms of other relegation candidates, Brighton come next in the market at 11/8 (2.38) despite their 3-1 win over West Brom at the weekend. Swansea are 6/4 (2.50) just ahead of Bournemouth and Huddersfield, who are both on offer at 7/4 (2.75).

The Clarets are out to 15/8 (2.88) after an impressive run of early season results which leaves Sean Dyche's men on seven points from their opening four matches. West Ham, the only club below Crystal Palace in the table at the time of writing, are 7/2 (4.50).

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