Big Sam on the brink as City hit six

  • Last Updated: January 12 2014, 10:20 GMT

Sam Allardyce is 7/2 to have left West Ham by the time West Ham take on Cardiff on Saturday, after West Ham lost 6-0 at Manchester City in the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final.

Sam Allardyce: 7/2 to be out of a job by Saturday afternoon
Sam Allardyce: 7/2 to be out of a job by Saturday afternoon

The defeat for West Ham came just days after they were knocked out of the FA Cup courtesy of a 5-0 thumping by Nottingham Forest, and William Hill are far from certain Allardyce will last until their next game.

"Tonight's match could not have gone any worse for Allardyce and given that he received the dreaded vote of confidence on Tuesday, he could be out of a job sooner rather than later," said their spokesman Joe Crilly.

Allardyce is to 2/5 to be the next Premier League manager to lose his job with Coral, while BetVictor Harry Redknapp the man most likely to replace him at 10/11, with former Cardiff boss Malky Mackay next at 5/2.

City are into 1/2 to win the Capital One Cup with BetVictor having surely sealed their place in the March final, where they're 4/9 to face Manchester United despite their 2-1 defeat at Sunderland.

That's a price offered by BetVictor and Coral, and the latter's Tim Reynolds said: "Manchester City certainly sent a statement out with their 6-0 win over West Ham, but who they will meet in the final is all still to play for with Sunderland taking a goal advantage to Old Trafford in a couple of weeks."

United are 12/5 in the outright betting with Sky Bet, still ahead of Sunderland at 10/1 with Ladbrokes, while West Ham have been understandably pushed out to 1500/1 by Boylesports and bet365.

  • Updated at 0925 GMT on 09/01/2013.