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Frank de Boer trending in Next Southampton Manager Betting

Southampton
Southampton are the hunt for a new manager after having parted company with Claude Puel after just one season in charge. The Saints got to the League Cup Final under his management and they landed a top ten finish in the Premier League as well. But that didn’t tell the whole story because it was by and large, a season of disappointments. Down the final stretch of the Premier League season, they only managed to win one of their last eight games and only netted one goal in total in their last six games of the season. There is clearly better that could be gotten out of the club and now Southampton are looking in a new direction. Puel’s departure is the third Southampton managed to go in the last three years, with Mauricio Pochettino going to Spurs and Ronald Koeman going to Everton. Thomas Tuchel has already ruled himself out of the race as the former Borussia Dortmund manager not interested in a journey to St Mary's. So it is Frank de Boer who has risen to the head of the next Southampton manager betting market because he is out of a job at the moment and has been cut from 9/1 down to 5/2 at Ladbrokes. Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelmann has been out there after having gotten the club into the UEFA Champions League for next season and he is a 12/1 punt at Ladbrokes. Reading’s Jaap Stam is a 20/1 poke in the market and former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, who left Alaves at the end of the Spanish domestic season, is an 8/1 punt and he has been heavily linked with a move to Crystal Palace though. Register an account with online betting site Ladbrokes and earn a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus from them. Just follow our links to get signed up and then after making your initial deposit, place your first stake on the new account and the bookmaker will match the value of it up to the maximum value of a £50 free bet. Just register using the promo code F50 and there is a limit of one free bet per customer. Ladbrokes run 5-team (or bigger) accumulator insurance as well on selected matches on the Match Betting Market where you will get MONEY BACK as a free bet up to £25 if one team lets you down.
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AC Milan 11/10 favourites to sign Diego Costa

Diego Costa (Chelsea)
It looks as if Diego Costa’s Chelsea career is done and dusted with reports that he has been told that he is surplus to requirements next season at the Bridge. There has been a butting of heads brewing between him and boss Antonio Conte for some time and now it look as if he will be looking for a new club for next season. His preferred choice would be former club Atletico Madrid, however, they have a transfer ban which would mean that Costa would have to miss several months of action before linking up with them. Their ban is lifted in January. They can still sign players but have to park them elsewhere on loan detail until the player can be registered when the ban is lifted. AC Milan are 11/10 favourite with bookmaker Ladbrokes to be Costa’s next club and that would be following the same route as former Chelsea forward Fernando Torres took. He went to Milan before re-joining with his former club Atletico so there are similarities there. Costa has said that he won’t take a job in China before the next World Cup but he is 4/1 to go there for a summer switch. There was much speculation earlier in the year that he had been offered a big-money deal to go there, which seemed to cause a rift with Conte. Costa is 5/1 to stay at Chelsea. So with the impending departure of the Spaniard, it just raises stock that Chelsea are going after Romelu Lukaku from Everton. Lukaku is as short as 1/9 to go to Chelsea next season and he has been rated over at Paddy Power at 5/1 to win the Premier League Golden Boot next season a well. Register an account with online betting site Ladbrokes and earn a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus from them. Just follow our links to get signed up and then after making your initial deposit, place your first stake on the new account and the bookmaker will match the value of it up to the maximum value of a £50 free bet. Just register using the promo code F50 and there is a limit of one free bet per customer. Ladbrokes run 5-team (or bigger) accumulator insurance as well on selected matches on the Match Betting Market where you will get MONEY BACK as a free bet up to £25 if one team lets you down.
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Huddersfield rated 11/8 to stay in Premier League next season

Premier League Betting
The last three winners of the Championship Play-Off final have all suffered immediate relegation from the Premier League. So will Huddersfield suffer the same fate next season? The Terriers beat Reading at Wembley on Monday in a penalty shoot out, which was after edging their way past Sheffield Wednesday in the Play Off Semi Finals by a penalty shoot out as well. It has been a tremendous turnaround for the club who finished 19th in last season's Championship. They had the fifth smallest budget in the entire Championship this season but did manage to spend all but eight days of the season in the top six of the table this term. As is usually the case with Championship Play-Off Finals their game against Reading was a tight affair, with little in the way of goalmouth action. The Terriers had the best two chances of the entire game, both in the opening ten minutes. But with things at 0-0 after extra time, their players held their nerve again for the second time in the play off to put himself in the top flight. The club should be able to cash in now with around a £170 million windfall to come their way. So they will be joining Brighton and Newcastle in the Premier League next season and head coach David Wagner’s men are an 11/8 shot at Bet365 to stay in the Premier League next term. This is their first ever venture into the Premier League. They become the first side to earn promotion to the top flight with a negative goal difference for the season (-2) and they scored just the one goal in their three play-off games. This season in the Championship, Huddersfield won all but three of their 25 victories by a single goal margin. That’s resilience for you but they are going to need to spend to drive in the top flight. So there are some big games to come at the John Smith's Stadium next season. In the Premier League Relegation odds for next season at Bet365, Burnley and Watford are joint-second favourites to drop at 6/4, while Brighton are 6/5. Swansea are at 2/1, with Newcastle at 7/2 and Crystal Palace are at 9/2. The Terriers are a big 12/1 punt to pull off a huge surprise and land in the top ten next season. Online betting site Bet365 offer great 0-0 bore draw insurance on matches which you can take advantage of. Place a pre-match correct score, scorecast or half-time/full-time wager on a match and if the game ends goalless then the bookmaker will refund lost stakes on the selected markets with a free bet. This applies to all matches in their sportsbook. Register an account with the award winning Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus from them and enjoy top features like live sports streams, extensive live in play betting and partial cash out options on live bets.
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Ladbrokes offer Money Back Special for Huddersfield v Reading

Ladbrokes
It is the Championship Play Off Final on Monday, the richest game in England. The winner not only gets up to the top flight but with it comes a big pay day because promotion is worth around £200m to whoever comes out on top. A tight contest is expected at Wembley between the two finalists, Huddersfield and Reading, who are both defensively sound. Both were underdogs in their respective play-off semi-final contests as well. The prize is so huge that there is natural caution by teams going into this one, who don’t want to just throw the opportunity away. During the course of the regular season, they traded 1-0 home wins and there really isn’t anything much to chose between the two combatants and there is the feeling that this could go beyond the scheduled 90 minutes of regular time. If it does then you can take advantage of a great money back special at Ladbrokes. If the Huddersfield v Reading match on Monday 29th May results in a draw after 90 minutes, Ladbrokes will refund losing bets on that match up to £25 per market, as Free Bets. This great offer for Huddersfield v Reading Championship Play Off Final betting applies to bets placed for Huddersfield v Reading on the following markets before kick-off: First Goalscorer, Half-Time/Full Time & Correct Score. Bets placed in-play do not count. The offer also applies to single bets only and applies to the first losing bet on each market, up to £25 per customer. Subsequent bets on the same market(s) will not count towards the offer. On top of that, Ladbrokes have a couple of price boosts for the Final. You can take Reading to win & 3 or more goals in the match at a 6/1 price which is up from 11/2, and you can take Nahki Wells to score & Huddersfield to win at 7/2, which is up from 3/1. Register an account with online betting site Ladbrokes and earn a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus from them. Just follow our links to get signed up and then after making your initial deposit, place your first stake on the new account and the bookmaker will match the value of it up to the maximum value of a £50 free bet. Just register using the promo code F50 and there is a limit of one free bet per customer. Ladbrokes run 5-team (or bigger) accumulator insurance as well on selected matches on the Match Betting Market where you will get MONEY BACK as a free bet up to £25 if one team lets you down.
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Coral Double Winnings offer for Huddersfield v Reading

Coral
This is arguably the tensest game on the English calendar. The prize in the Championship play-off final is not only a place in the Premier League next season, but with that comes a huge windfall as promotion is worth around £200 million. It is Huddersfield v Reading for that final spot in the top flight next season on Monday as they meet up at Wembley. The margins are likely going to be very tight between the two of them, the head to head is pretty even from recent meetings and they traded 1-0 home victories in the regular league season. Both were underdogs for their respective play off semi finals and both came through thanks to some fantastic defensive displays. It may be a long war of attrition at Wembley on Monday, but which one of them will come out on top? Get Double Winnings as a free bet at Coral in Huddersfield v Reading if your team wins both halves. To take part in this great offer from Coral, place your single bet of £5+ on the 90 minute Match Result market in Monday's clash between Huddersfield and Reading before kick-off and if your team wins both halves (wins the first half AND wins the second half), Coral will double your winnings as a free bet up to £100! The maximum free bet is £100 per customer. Applies to the first real money bet of £5+ placed on 90 minute match winner market until Monday kick-off. One free bet per customer per match. Online betting site Coral offers a Bet & Get Club for their customers. Each week from Monday through Thursday, if you make the qualifying stake amount of £25 across any sport in their sportsbook, then on Friday you will claim a free £5 bet back to use that weekend! You can opt into this great promotion each and every week and start amassing those free bets just from your regular betting! The offer is open to new and existing customers. Register an account with online betting site Coral and also enjoy £20 worth of free bets as well from them!
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Man City 2/5 favourites to sign Tottenham’s Kyle Walker

Premier League Betting
England full-back Kyle Walker had a pretty fine season with Tottenham, but towards the end of the term he was finding himself on the bench and that, of course, sparked rumours that he could be leaving in the summer. He has continuously been linked with a £40m Tottenham departure. Manchester City are 2/5 favourites at Ladbrokes to capture him over the summer and with his pace and attacking dynamic, he would look a pretty solid fit for Pep Guardiola's team. He’s hard working, he is very quick and he likes to play up in the final third of the pitch whenever he can and he would slot right into the City side without any issues probably. But Chelsea and Bayern Munich are reportedly on the hunt as well for the England youngster. Chelsea have moved into a position of 3/1 second-favourites to land Walker over the summer and that, of course, wouldn’t exactly be a crowd pleaser with the Tottenham faithful. Bayern Munich are right there in the market at a quote of 7/2. Chelsea, of course, have the extra burden of UEFA Champions League football next season and will need to strengthen their squad and that would be a quality signing for them. With Chelsea's three across the back, Walker would be a good fit there as he would naturally have the freedom to get forward when he could. Walker found himself on the bench for four of Tottenham's last ten league games, after rumours that he had clashed with boss Mauricio Pochettino on the training ground earlier in the year. Bayern Munich are on the prowl reportedly too as they look to replace Philip Lahm, who announced his retirement after 14 seasons with the club.

Kyle Walker transfer special odds

Man City 2/5, Chelsea 3/1, Bayern Munich 7/2, Manchester United 12/1, Barcelona 16/1, Real Madrid 20/1, PSG 25/1. Register an account with online betting site Ladbrokes and earn a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus from them. Just follow our links to get signed up and then after making your initial deposit, place your first stake on the new account and the bookmaker will match the value of it up to the maximum value of a £50 free bet. Just register using the promo code F50 and there is a limit of one free bet per customer. Ladbrokes run 5-team (or bigger) accumulator insurance as well on selected matches on the Match Betting Market where you will get MONEY BACK as a free bet up to £25 if one team lets you down.
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Chris Coleman 11/4 early favourite in next Crystal Palace manager betting

Crystal Palace
There has been more Premier League managerial changes with Sam Allardyce having told Crystal Palace that he wants to leave the club. After the former England manager had arrived at Selhurst Park securing the top flight status of the Eagles, Big Sam has walked away from the club. The reports are that he wanted some assurances from the club before he really committed his future to the Eagles, despite signing a two and a half year contract with them when he took over from Alan Pardew back on December 23rd. The issue appears to have been over transfers, with the club not giving him assurances of having the ability to strengthen the squad in the areas in which he thought was necessary. It was only recently that Allardyce was saying how much he had enjoyed his five months with the Selhurst Park club, in which he guided them to away wins over Chelsea and Liverpool, as well as securing a home success against Arsenal. Those were massively important survival points for them and his stint had given him a chance to get over his short-lived stint as England manager. There is a precedent for this as Tony Pulis walked away from Palace in 2014 after keeping them in the top flight. He wasn’t given the assurances he wanted in the transfer markets. So the next Crystal Palace manager betting market is up and running and Wales boss Chris Coleman and former Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri are the early favourites to be next in the Selhurst Park hot seat. Coleman has ties with the club, having played for them for four years back in the 1990’s, but Ranieri, of course, brings Premier League title-winning experience to the table. They are the clear early front-runners for the job, and then the market drifts heavily out to David Moyes at 9/1 and Nigel Pearson, whose name has been touted around in the next Sunderland manager betting market. Roberto Mancini and Roy Hodgson are the outside punts at 16/1 and 25/1 respectively. Ladbrokes are offering a quote of 3/1 on Allardyce heading back to Sunderland to take over from David Moyes.

Next Crystal Palace manager betting odds

Chris Coleman – 11/4 Claudio Ranieri – 4/1 David Moyes – 9/1 Nigel Pearson – 9/1 Steve McClaren – 9/1 Leonid Slutsky – 11/1 Rafael Benitez – 12/1 Ryan Giggs – 12/1 Slavisa Jokanovic – 12/1 Roberto Mancini – 16/1 Roy Hodgson – 25/1 Register an account with online betting site Ladbrokes and earn a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus from them. Just follow our links to get signed up and then after making your initial deposit, place your first stake on the new account and the bookmaker will match the value of it up to the maximum value of a £50 free bet. Just register using the promo code F50 and there is a limit of one free bet per customer. Ladbrokes run 5-team (or bigger) accumulator insurance as well on selected matches on the Match Betting Market where you will get MONEY BACK as a free bet up to £25 if one team lets you down.
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Sky Bet Special Price Boost pays out £1.6million

Skybet
Did you miss out on Sky Bet’s Special Price Boost on the weekend? This weekly offer which the bookmaker runs was struck for the third time in nine days and Sunday’s big offer cost the operator a whopping £1.6million. The three selections which had been boosted on the final Premier League round of matches for the season saw an 11/2 price slapped on a Liverpool, Arsenal and West Ham treble. With the Gunners and the Reds up in their games, the treble came up thanks to the Hammers’ Andre Ayew’s strike in the 72nd minute of their game at Burnley. That secured a 2-1 win for the Irons at Turf Moor while Liverpool ran out 3-0 home winners over Middlesbrough, while ten-man Arsenal held on at home against Everton 3-1. Ultimately that win for the Gunners was in vain as they missed out on a Champions League spot for next season. So any punters who had backed the 11/2 enhanced odds (from 4/1) in the Sky Bet Price Boost ended the season on a real high. The win for punters came hot on the heels of last weekend's 8/1 success and the midweek 4/1 payout. Sky Bet’s head of public relations Sandro Di Michele said: "We’ve paid out on these Price Boosts many, many times this season and they’ve proved a real hit with punters. "There are plenty of big matches to come with the FA Cup and Champions League finals among them, so I’d suggest punters look out for more of our offers in those." Each week you can claim a free £5 bet with bookmaker SkyBet. This is because they run their great Sky Bet Club which is open to all punters. After opening an account with the bookmaker (where you can claim a free £20 bet bonus) you can go and opt into the Sky Bet Club. There, just make £25 worth of qualifying bets each week before 11.59:59 pm on Sunday evening and you will be credited with a free £5 bet to use! Just stay in the club by making the qualifying bets each week and you can keep collecting the free bets!
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Paddy Power pays out to three customers on John Terry’s 26th-minute substitution

Bookmaker News
One of the big moments of the final Premier League weekend was John Terry’s 26th-minute substitution in his final league appearance for Chelsea on the weekend. The pre-planned substitution, which happened in the 26th minute to match Terry’s squad number, has seen bookmaker Paddy Power pay out to three punters on the specific time of Terry’s substitution in the match. It has been reported that Paddy Power accepted the wagers on Terry being substituted between 26:00 and 26:59 in Sunday's Premier League clash with Sunderland. Sunderland was aware of the plans, which had all been the idea of John Terry himself. Paddy Power said in a statement to Press Association Sport on Monday: "We replied to a novelty request for odds on John Terry's substitution - one of hundreds on the Chelsea game - and fair play to the three punters who were on at odds of 100-1. Two of the customers won £2,500 and £1,000 respectively while the other was a punter who attended the game and predicted the outcome, making an enquiry with Paddy Power before placing a £25 bet on the phone. The punter, who wished to remain anonymous stated’: "We thought maybe 10-1, 15-1 at most as there was a precedent set (by Drogba's substitution).” While one of the other punters said "I was surprised the odds were that high." Now the FA has set about asking betting companies involved in any payout on John Terry’s substation, for information on bets that they received for it. FA rules on match fixing state: "Fixing is arranging in advance the result or conduct of a match or competition or any event within a match or competition. "Fixing is prohibited and is treated very seriously." There has been no suspicion over John Terry, of Chelsea for the substitution, as it was just a gesture made by them to give their long-standing captain a big send off. There was a precedent for this as Chelsea literally carried Didier Drogba off the pitch in his final game for them, which was actually midway through the first half of a game against Sunderland a couple of years ago. Terry’s 26th-minute substitution was all over social media prior to the game, being forecast by the Chelsea fanzine editor.
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Ryan Giggs 12/1 in next Sunderland manager betting

Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)
It was a pretty quick turnaround from David Moyes saying that he was going to stay committed to Sunderland, before announcing on Monday this week that he has resigned. Sunderland's decade-long stay in the Premier League came to an end under his reign this season, their relegation being confirmed with a loss against Bournemouth in April. At a club meeting on Monday, Moyes announced his decision to step down after Sunderland had finished bottom of the pile with just the six wins landed in the season. So this is another blight on his track record since leaving Everton. He was sacked at Old Trafford after taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson, then had a short stint at Real Sociedad in Spain which didn't go well at all, and now he has a relegation black mark against his name. To put his demise into perspective, he would still have two years left on his contract with Manchester United when he took over there. But regardless now, he is out of the door and Ryan Giggs was placed as an early contender to take over on Wearside, trading at 12/1 with online betting site Bet365. Former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips has been well backed early on in the market at 5/2 while Nigel Pearson and Aitor Karanka have been touted around at 7/1. Former Swansea boss Garry Monk may have some appeal for the club though because he is a man who has experience in the Sky Bet Championship and who almost guided Leeds into the playoffs this season. Monk came in strong in the opening Next Sunderland Manager betting market at around 6/1 but has drifted in places to 10/1, with Alan Pardew a shortening 10/1 punt. This is a big time for Sunderland, who saw their rivals Newcastle bounce straight back up to the top flight his season after relegation. Will they be able to get the right man for the job to achieve the same? Striker Jermain Defoe, who scored 52% of the club’s goals in the Premier League this season looks set to head to the south coast to join Bournemouth on a free transfer.

Next Sunderland manager Betting odds

Kevin Phillips 5/2, Aitor Karanka 7/1, Nigel Pearson 7/1, Ryan Giggs 12/1, Garry Monk 10/1, Alan Pardew 14/1, Kevin Ball 16/1, Derek Mcinnes 15/1, Ally McCoist 16/1, Claudio Ranieri 16/1, bar 20/1. Online betting site Bet365 offer great 0-0 bore draw insurance on matches which you can take advantage of. Place a pre-match correct score, scorecast or half-time/full-time wager on a match and if the game ends goalless then the bookmaker will refund lost stakes on the selected markets with a free bet. This applies to all matches in their sportsbook. Register an account with the award winning Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus from them and enjoy top features like live sports streams, extensive live in play betting and partial cash out options on live bets.
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