Punters predict big Suarez ban

  • Last Updated: April 24 2013, 20:36 BST

William Hill have now slashed the price of Luis Suarez receiving a ban of at least seven games from an original 13/8 all the way into 1/2.

Ivanovic and Suarez at the centre of the action at Anfield
Ivanovic and Suarez at the centre of the action at Anfield

He is 9/2 to receive a ban of either four, five or six matches and 5/2 to be handed three or fewer games.

There has been a great deal of speculation surrounding Suarez's Liverpool future and it is 9/4 that Sunday's game was his last competitive one for Liverpool (1/3 that it was not).

"Suarez is definitely going to have the book thrown at him by the FA but it surely is not enough to push him out of the Anfield exit," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Despite Liverpool Managing Director Ian Ayre on Monday morning suggesting Luis Suarez will not be leaving Anfield BetVictor have seen nibbles for the striker to leave the club before the end of the next transfer window.

The firm make Bayern Munich their 5/1 favourite to have his signature before the September 1.

Spokesperson Charlie McCann said: "Ayre is obliged to say the club will stand by their star striker but when the dust has settled both parties might think it is the right time for the parting of the ways.

"He never played another game for Ajax after his previous biting incident and it certainly wouldn't surprise us or some punters, who feel he may have played his last game for Liverpool."

Bet365 confirmed that view and have also cut their price for Suarez to go - they are 13/8 from 2/1 for the striker to leave Anfield in the summer.

Spokesman Steve Freeth said: "We await what actions will be taken against Suarez but the early feeling by some is that he could have played his last game for Liverpool."