Sack race betting update: Garde and Pardew odds shorten, Pulis drifts

Aston Villa and Crystal Palace find their managers under pressure - but the West Brom boss has had some alleviated.

Aston Villa and Crystal Palace bosses Remi Garde and Alan Pardew have seen their odds of leaving shortened following this weekend gone's Premier League action, according to Sky Bet.

Indeed, Villa lost 2-1 at Stoke City as their woeful form continued. Manchester United's three wins in all competitions last week, however, have given Louis van Gaal a breath of fresh air. The Dutchman's odds have therefore drifted ever so slightly, while Garde's have shortened to 7/2 to be the next top-flight boss to leave his post.

Crystal Palace head coach Pardew, meanwhile, has now seen his Eagles side go 10 league games without a win. He still has LvG, Garde, Alex Neil and Steve McClaren ahead of him but Pardew's odds of leaving have shortened to 14/1.

However, there is good news for West Brom boss Tony Pulis, whose own odds have drifted to 14/1, according to Sky Bet.

The Baggies head coach had previously been a question mark, with his long-term future at the Hawthorns far from guaranteed.

But West Brom's 3-2 win over Crystal Palace has had a good effect on Pulis's odds, just as it has had a negative impact on Pardew's.

Will Aston Villa, Palace or West Brom go into next season with the same manager in charge?

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