Hughes 10/1 for Weekend Axe

  • By: Andy Schooler
  • Last Updated: November 10 2012, 17:39 GMT

Mark Hughes is 10/1 to be out of a job by Monday after QPR stretched their winless start to the season to 11 games on Saturday.

The spotlight remains very much on Mark Hughes

The Londoners went down 1-0 at Stoke and, with Southampton picking up a point thanks to a 1-1 draw with Swansea, slipped to the bottom of the table.

It left William Hill offering 10s that Hughes was no longer the club's manager come Monday. He is also 3/1 to have left his post by the start of December and 5/4 to have gone by the New Year.

Chairman Tony Fernandes has previously backed Hughes to turn the club's fortunes around.

William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly said: "QPR started a run of winnable games with a draw and after game number two, they have just one point and Hughes is under real pressure now."

Ladbrokes, however, feel that Saints boss Nigel Adkins is more likely to get the boot before Hughes.

Hughes shortened to 6/4 with the 'Magic Sign' after QPR's defeat but Adkins remained above him in the 'sack race' market at 1/2.

QPR are 6/4 to be the last Premier League side to register a win this season. Reading, who drew 0-0 at home to Norwich, are 1/2 shots.

Meanwhile, Arsenal remain odds-on for a top-four finish despite dropping more points with a 3-3 draw at home to Fulham.

totesport had them at 8/11 after that game - one the Gunners could have won, but they missed a last-minute penalty.

Everton are four points ahead of Arsenal after a 2-1 home win over Sunderland. They are 11/2 shots with the same firm.

Tottenham, three points behind Everton, play Manchester City on Sunday. They are 2/1 chances in the market.