Allardyce on top
The Irons were unlucky to go down to a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea last time out at Upton Park, but with rumours persisting that Allardyce will leave the club in the not-too-distant future, it would appear that bookmakers have been flooded with bets backing major changes at the Boleyn Ground.
Allardyce is out of contract at the end of the season and, should results fail to improve, club owners David Sullivan and David Gold could decide to take things in a different direction.
Roberto Martinez, meanwhile, has emerged as a surprise contender after Everton’s 2-0 loss to Stoke City last week, with the Spaniard fourth in the betting.
The Toffees are in action against Dynamo Kyiv this Thursday and with the Blues boasting a less-than-impressive record in games played after Europa League fixtures, his price could shorten even further in the next few weeks.
So far this season, Martinez’s team have dropped 16 points in games played after mid-week European fixtures.
Everton host Newcastle United on Sunday with only a convincing win over the Toon likely to alleviate the mounting pressure on the Goodison Park gaffer.