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Bookies believe Hughes or Adkins will be first to go
8:39am Friday 16th November 2012 in Saints News
No Premier League manager has left his post so far this season but bookmakers believe that could be about to change as struggling duo QPR and Sainst clash this weekend.
Rangers go into the game at the foot of the table, with Saints just one place and a single point above them, and the pressure is definitely on Mark Hughes and Nigel Adkins.
The latter heads the betting on who will be the first top-flight boss to move on with almost every firm and is as short as 8/13 with Ladbrokes to win the 'sack race', but Sky Bet are offering a stand-out 7/4 for him in this market.
Hughes has repeatedly been given a vote of confidence by the Loftus Road board but he can be backed at 5/2 with BetVictor to be the earliest casualty after making a slow start to the campaign despite a significant summer recruitment drive.
The Hoops have scored just twice in their last four fixtures but have only conceded one goal per game in that period.
Bookies bet365 are 5/1 that both under-pressure managers are still in their respective hot-seats at the end of the 2012/13 season.
Bet365 spokesman Steve Freeth “Hughes faces one of his former club with the vultures seemingly circling, whilst there has also been question marks over Nigel Adkins future, despite what he’s achieved in previous seasons.
“We’d be a very short price about the term ‘six pointer’ being used this weekend.”