Pay Day Yankee: Bet On Swansea & Southampton Managers In Sack Race
So farewell then, Paolo. Next up for the sack in the Premier League? Martin Jol, apparently, according to the betting. Jol is odds-on to go ahead of the field. Yet events can often defy logic in this area. So longer prices are always worth a look. For example, the Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino is 80-1. In his case if he continues to do well the likelihood of him leaving probably increases as he becomes more employable yet the odds will not shorten. You could say the same about Swansea’s Michael Laudrup, who is 100-1.
Hopefully punting over the last seven days will cover a trip to Paris at the weekend for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. This used to be a race that threw up some surprises as autumnal conditions and the attrition of a long season anchored the form horses. Longchamp, home to the Arc, now drains better and the field this year is relatively fresh and certainly outstanding in quality so look at the short end of the market for your leading light (or indeed Leading Light, himself).
The beauty of long-range Oscar betting is that there are never any non-runners and you can see for yourself what’s best. Then, after a consideration of Hollywood politics, and other external factors, take a plunge. With this in mind, recent Oscars for films directed by Woody Allen suggests voters have put behind them any reservations about the ethics of a man marrying his adopted step-daughter. If you have also managed to resolve the morality of this, or would at least settle on a few quid to soothe your soul, Allen’s Blue Jasmine is 16-1 to win Best Film next year.
If you anticipate collecting serious cash on the back of Pay Day Yankee wisdom might you also plan a trip to Vegas? In fact, today the big money really is elsewhere. You can boost your bank by inviting a wager among fellow punters on where you’ll find the world’s biggest turnover per visitor. The majority will intuitively say the Strip when the right answer is Macau by a country mile (or almost 50%). Make it a treble by then taken on all-comers by asking which country makes the most wine – Italy not France – and cigars – Dominican Republic not Cuba. Incidentally, the best casino in London? Start – and finish - at the Ritz Club.
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