Odds shown as:
Sun 14 Aug14:00
MID
v
SHU
Odds & Stats
Sun 14 Aug15:00
BBR
v
WBA
Odds & Stats
Tue 16 Aug19:45
SWA
v
MIL
Odds & Stats
Tue 16 Aug19:45
PNE
v
ROT
Odds & Stats
Tue 16 Aug19:45
NOR
v
HUD
Odds & Stats
Tue 16 Aug19:45
BRN
v
HUL
Odds & Stats
Tue 16 Aug19:45
BRC
v
LUT
Odds & Stats
Tue 16 Aug19:45
BIR
v
WAT
Odds & Stats
Tue 16 Aug19:45
COV
v
WIG
Odds & Stats
Tue 16 Aug20:00
QPR
v
BLA
Odds & Stats
Wed 17 Aug19:45
STO
v
MID
Odds & Stats
Wed 17 Aug20:00
REA
v
BBR
Odds & Stats
Wed 17 Aug20:00
SHU
v
SUN
Odds & Stats
Wed 17 Aug20:00
WBA
v
CAR
Odds & Stats
Fri 19 Aug20:00
NOR
v
MIL
Odds & Stats
Sat 20 Aug15:00
WBA
v
HUL
Odds & Stats
Sat 20 Aug15:00
SWA
v
LUT
Odds & Stats
Sat 20 Aug15:00
STO
v
SUN
Odds & Stats
Sat 20 Aug15:00
SHU
v
BBR
Odds & Stats
Sat 20 Aug15:00
REA
v
MID
Odds & Stats
Sat 20 Aug15:00
QPR
v
ROT
Odds & Stats
Sat 20 Aug15:00
PNE
v
WAT
Odds & Stats
Sat 20 Aug15:00
COV
v
HUD
Odds & Stats
Sat 20 Aug15:00
BRN
v
BLA
Odds & Stats
Sat 20 Aug15:00
BIR
v
WIG
Odds & Stats

Championship Sack Race Odds: Lee Bowyer new favourite after Frankie McAvoy leaves Preston

Birmingham boss Lee Bowyer is the new favourite
Birmingham boss Lee Bowyer is the new favourite

The number of Championship managers that have departed since the start of the season has now increased to six.

Last week we had an updated gander at the Championship Sack Race market after West Brom boss Valerien Ismael was installed as the new 4/1 favourite (Unibet) following Sheffield United’s decision to axe two-time promotion winner Slavisa Jakanovic.

As we said in the (linked) article last week, unless it was Ismael we didn’t think there would be another managerial exit in the Championship until the New Year.

We were instantly proved wrong.

On Monday night (6th December), the division witnessed yet another casualty. It wasn’t Ismael, it wasn’t 7/1 shots Lee Bowyer or Darren Ferguson either. In fact, it wasn’t any of the top-seven managers who featured in the top of the betting market.

Instead, it was the 14/1-priced Frankie McAvoy, who lost his job at Preston and has since swiftly been replaced by the newest manager at the Championship’s managerial banquet: Ryan Lowe.

Lowe, who was managing Plymouth, revealed that the opportunity to move into the second-tier with Preston was too good an opportunity to turn down. The 43-year-old already has two promotions on his CV and now he’ll be tasked with transforming the fortunes of Preston, where he's looking to embed his brand of exciting football. On first impressions alone, Lowe excelled in his first interview which you can check out below.

So six managers have now exited the Championship cauldron, two of whom have gone in the last couple of weeks.

UniBet’s updated ‘next Championship manager to leave market’ sees Birmingham’s Lee Bowyer as the brand new 3/1 frontrunner to be the seventh boss to leave.

Bowyer’s Blues are currently 16th in the table, a relatively healthy 10 points above the relegation zone although they’ve only carved out one win from their last five games. They were beaten 3-1 by Millwall in their last outing, a performance Bowyer described as “soft”.

Next in the betting at 4/1 is Darren Ferguson, who oversaw his 700th match as a Football League manager last weekend.

No Championship club has lost more games than Peterborough (13) so far this season, they’ve conceded the most goals too (40), while only Barnsley have scored fewer than Posh’s tally of 17. Ferguson has failed to win any of his last seven games, picking up just two points in that time, with his confidence-lacking side failing to find the back of the net in any of their last five outings.

It’s not looking particularly rosy at the moment, however as we mentioned in the previous article Ferguson only recently penned a new long term deal and should therefore be given plenty of time. Some positive signs are needed soon though, or at least a goal or two.

Frankie McAvoy (14/1) was the sixth managerial casualty of the 2021/22 Championship
Frankie McAvoy (14/1) was the sixth managerial casualty of the 2021/22 Championship

Derby’s Wayne Rooney is priced at 5/1, ahead of Valerien Ismael (9/1), who claimed a much needed win at Coventry last weekend.

Further afield, new Barnsley boss Poya Asbaghi (14/1) is searching for his first win since his appointment. Hull’s Grant McCann and new Cardiff manager Steve Morison are available at the same price, with Bristol City’s Nigel Pearson at 16/1.

If you’re after a big price then Carlos Corberán could well be worth keeping an eye on at 40/1.

The Huddersfield head coach enjoyed a bright start to the season but the club have tailed off in recent weeks following a run of one win in six matches; they’ve not won away since September. 

Performances have been listless of late, lacking intensity and fighting spirit. Fans will be hoping a repeat of last year’s collapse isn’t on the cards, although on current form the slide could be happening right now.

Full odds below...

Championship Sack Race Odds - via UniBet

3/1 Lee Bowyer

4/1 Darren Ferguson

5/1 Wayne Rooney

9/1 Valérien Ismaël

14/1 Poya Asbaghi

14/1 Grant McCann

14/1 Steve Morison

16/1 Nigel Pearson

18/1 No The Championship manager to leave

20/1 Veljko Paunović

30/1 Neil Critchley

30/1 Nathan Jones

30/1 Russell Martin

33/1 Paul Heckingbottom

40/1 Carlos Corberán

40/1 Chris Wilder

50/1 Steve Coope

50/1 Gary Rowett

70/1 Tony Mowbray

70/1 Mark Warburton

75/1 Michael O'Neill

75/1 Mark Robins

100/1 Scott Parke

100/1 Marco Silva

*Note: New Preston manager Ryan Lowe doesn’t yet feature in the market

Championship Odds
Advert Disclaimer
Bettingodds.com is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that Bettingodds.com accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets (APP Only)
#AD New UK, IE & Malta customers only. 18+. Min £10/€10 first deposit using Debit Card or Trustly. Place a bet of £10 at min odds of 1.5. Free bets expire in 90 days. Full T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake,  min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after  settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after  the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.
Welcome Offer
#AD Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £60 in Bonuses
#AD New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
100% Up To £50 Welcome Bonus + 25 Spins
#AD 18+ begambleaware.org; New bettors get 100% of deposit up to £50; Once per household; Min deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Wager a total of 8 times deposit + bonus, with max qualifying bet stake equal to your initial bonus amount; Bonus expires after 60 days; Min odds of 4/5 on singles, or 2/5 per leg for acca; Some bet types excluded; Free spins validity: 7 days; Free spins max. winnings = £100; See full terms; Terms apply.
Bet £10 & Get £30 In Free Bets + £10 Bonus
#AD Promo code: 30FB • Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days and expires after 14 days • To withdraw any winnings from the Casino Bonus, wager the Bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&Cs apply. 18+ & Begambleaware
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD Min stake £10. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). First bet only. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. Online UK customers only. 30 days to qualify for £20 in Free Bets. 18+. T&Cs apply
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets + 100 Free Spins
#AD 18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £10 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days, no cashout. Get 3x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus 100 Free Spins on Big Bass Bonanza, no wagering. Free Bets and Spins expire in 7 days. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.
Bet £10 & Get £40 In Free Bets
#AD New Customer Offer. Place a £10 Sportsbook bet on the Premier League from Wednesday 10th of August until Monday 15th of August, odds 1/2 (1.5) — get £40 in free bets, valid 30 days. Only deposits via Cards will qualify. Free bets will be awarded after the qualifying bet has been settled. T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD Place a min £10 bet on the Sportsbook on odds of min 1/2 (1.5), get £30 in Free Bets. Rewards valid for 30 days. SMS verification required. Only deposits via cards will qualify. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly
£40 In Bonuses
#AD Place a qualifying £25 fixed odds bet at odds of 1/2 or greater. Qualifying bet cannot be placed in-play or cashed out early. A first free £5 fixed odds bet will be credited upon settlement of the qualifying bet. 4 x following £5 free fixed odds bets will be added to your account on consecutive days. Free bets and spins must be claimed within 28 days of opening. Free bet/spin stake not included in any winnings. Ts&Cs Apply. 18+ begambleaware.org