Sam Allardyce under pressure

  • Last Updated: December 29 2013, 19:46 GMT

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is 8/11 with William Hill to have left his job by the end of the season after a day of twists and turns in the Barclays Premier League.

Sam Allardyce: Tough time with West Ham
Sam Allardyce: Tough time with West Ham

The Hammers drew 3-3 with West Brom in the day's opening match and find themselves just one place off the foot of the table ahead of the start of 2014.

You can get evens with William Hill for Allardyce to stay for the rest of the campaign and BetVictor make the Hammers chief 6/4 favourite in the next Premier League manager to go market.

"West Ham have certainly underperformed given their outlay over the summer and Allardyce needs to start performing the miracles that he is more than capable of doing," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Sunderland struck an injury-time equaliser to draw 2-2 at Cardiff but remain bottom of the standings and 10/11 with bet365 and Stan James for the drop.

Crystal Palace are William Hill's 4/6 favourites for relegation following a 1-0 defeat at Manchester City but they are not in the bottom three at the turn of the year.

Fulham, who sit in the final relegation place, were thrashed 6-0 by Hull - a scoreline matched at 1000.00 (999/1) on Betfair - and the Cottagers can be backed at 13/10 with Paddy Power to go down.

There are plenty of other clubs in the scrap for survival with Cardiff (7/4, BetVictor), West Ham (9/4, general), Norwich (3/1, general), Hull (5/1, general), West Brom (11/2, general) and Aston Villa (6/1, BetVictor) feeling nervous.

At the other end of the rankings, Manchester City sit top ahead of Sunday's action and can be backed at 21/20 with Boylesports for the title.

Manchester United are 14/1 with Ladbrokes to retain their crown after winning 1-0 at Norwich and the Red Devils have been cut to 11/10 for a top-four finish.

  • Posted at 2015 GMT on 27/12/2013.