Slaven Bilic favourite to take over in the Stoke dugout
Rowett and O’Neill drift in betting
Slaven Bilic has been backed into 11-10 favouritism to be the next permanent Stoke manager.
The gamble on Bilic, sacked by West Ham earlier this season, means Derby’s Gary Rowett is out to 3-1 with Martin O’Neill a 4-1 chance to succeed Mark Hughes.
Bristol City have beaten four Premier League teams on their way to the semi-finals of the League Cup but they face another step up in class against top-flight leaders Manchester City.
Bet365 make the Citizens a shorter price – 20-1 – to win four major trophies this season than they are to lose the first leg at home to the 25-1 Robins.
Lee Johnson’s men are 6-4 with Betway to lead at any point over the two legs and 1-2 to score at least once in the tie.
Philippe Coutinho’s move to Barcelona means Liverpool could be active in the transfer window and Hills are betting on which goalkeepers could bolster the Reds’ rearguard.
Roma’s Brazil international Alisson is 5-1 to sign this month with Barcelona’s Jasper Cillessen 8-1 and Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester 16-1. Former Anfield favourite Pepe Reina is 50-1 to leave Napoli for his former club before the end of the window.
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