Fulham Sack Ranieri: Can They Defy Odds Of 25/1 And Stay Up?

Martin Green

Thursday, February 28, 2019 5:26 PM UTC

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 5:26 PM UTC

Fulham have sacked Claudio Ranieri after he presided over a dismal run of form that left them 10 points adrift of safety.

<p>This morning <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/football/claudio-ranieri-new-favourite-to-be-sacked-next/89490/" target="_blank">we reported that he was the new favourite</a> to be the Premier League next manager to leave his post, with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c" target="_blank">Betway</a> offering tempting odds of 8/13 (1.62). We hope you jumped on them as the club pulled the trigger this afternoon and put former midfielder Scott Parker in temporary charge. The Cottagers will now try to pull off one of the greatest escapes in Premier League history by defying the odds and beating the drop.</p><p>Fulham are just 1/33 (1.03) to go down, and you can get 25/1 at <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6" target="_blank">Betfair</a> and <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356" target="_blank">Paddy Power</a> on them staying up. There are just 10 games to play, with 30 points up for grabs, and they must make up a 10-point deficit on 17<sup>th</sup> placed Southampton. Yet they have pulled off great escapes before: in 2008, they were six points behind Reading with just three games to go, but they won all three and stayed up on goal difference.</p><p>They can also take inspiration from Wigan, who beat Liverpool, Man Utd and Arsenal in their final 10 games of the 2011/12 season to beat relegation. Leicester also overturned a seven-point deficit in 2015 with 10 games to go, and won the title the following season, so hope springs eternal for Fulham.</p>
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