Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 2/1 odds at Betfair in Next EPL Manager To Go betting

Burnley loss puts pressure back on OGS

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer /Manchester United ©imago images / PA Images 24.01.2020

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solksjar is feeling the heat again. 2020 has not seen the Red Devils take a profitable return and things took another sour turn for them in midweek with a home loss against Burnley.

It means that they have lost more top flight games (12) then they have won (11) since Solskjaer got the managerial job on a permanent basis in March last year.

Next EPL Manager To Go Odds*

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 2/1
Eddie Howe 7/2
Dean Smith 3/1
Daniel Farke 8/1
No Manager To Leave 10/1
Sean Dyche 25/1
Steve Bruce 25/1
Roy Hodgson 33/1
Ralph Hasenhuttl 33/1
Graham Potter 40/1
Nigel Pearson 40/1
66/1 bar
* (betting odds from Betfair correct at 04:29 January 23rd, 2020)

New Year’s Slump

Wednesday’s 2-0 home loss against Burnley, saw the Clarets win their first ever Premier League fixture at Old Trafford. It also meant that it was the second time under the charge of OGS that the Red Devils had lost consecutive games. United suffered a 2-0 loss at Liverpool on the weekend.

In total, Manchester United’s return in 2020 matches (all competitions) is W2 D1 L4. The Red Devils have failed to score in four of their last seven games. So now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is at 2/1 in the Next Premier League Manager to go market* (betting odds from Betfair at 04:21 January 23rd, 2020)

Is the transfer market the answer?

Much has been made of the recent injury that Marcus Rashford picked up, which sees the striker out for six weeks. It leaves United with Anthony Martial and teenager Mason Greenwood to carry the can up front for them. With time running out in the January transfer window, will United, who are six points outside of the top four in the Premier League, dip into the transfer market? Given the boos that rang around Old Trafford on Wednesday night, United may need to be seen to be doing something.

FA Cup to ease some pressure?

Manchester United will face ether Tranmere or Watford in the FA Cup on the weekend. That will be an away game for them. Given that United lost a Premier League game at Watford in December, it could be an awkward return to Vicarage Road for them.

Following that, United then have the second leg of their EFL Cup semi final to play at the Etihad against Manchester City. United are 3-1 down already in that contest. Then come Wolves and Chelsea in back to back Premier League games. The pressure is certainly on now.

OGS ahead of Eddie Howe in the market

Given the massive slump that Bournemouth have had, losing ten of their last fourteen games in all competitions (W3 D1), their boss Eddie Howe has been well backed in the Next Premier League manager to go market at 7/2* (betting odds from Betfair correct at 04:29 January 23rd, 2020)

But still Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now the favourite, even ahead of Cherries boss Eddie Howe. So punters and bookmakers alike have some pretty clear thoughts about which top flight boss is leaving the hot-seat next.