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Alan Pardew now favourite to win Premier League Sack Race

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew looks across the pitch prior to the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane in London, Saturday Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Pardew has seen his Crystal Palace side lose their opening two Premier League matches

All is not well at Selhurst Park, with last season’s bright start being followed by swathes of Premier League matches without a win, while reaching the FA Cup final saw the Eagles beaten by Manchester United after leading.

Crystal Palace have started this season with two defeats, losing by a single goal against West Brom and Tottenham Hotspur, with Alan Pardew feeling the pressure and the bookmakers now make him favourite to be the first top flight manager out of a job this season.

Sky Bet go 3/1 that Pardew wins the first Sack Race of the season, with Christian Benteke having just arrived at the London club, although Yannick Bolasie recently left for Everton and there still seems a shortage of firepower within the squad.

Another manager feeling the pinch is Tony Pulis who cut an unhappy figure after Saturday’s 2-1 reverse at the hands of Everton, with the West Brom boss hoping that the owners release the funds that will help the Baggies stay in the top flight this season.

It appears as though Pardew and Pulis are nearest the exit door of their respective clubs, with Francesco Guidolin a 10/1 shot with Sky Bet and the Swansea manager has seen his team win at Burnley before losing at home to Hull City.

David Moyes is a 14/1 chance (BetVictor) despite only recently becoming the manager of Sunderland, with the Scot admitting on Sunday that it could be another relegation scrap for the Black Cats.

Meanwhile, Walter Mazzarri is a 14/1 poke with Sky Bet and it’s clear that the Italian will only be given a limited amount of time at Vicarage Road before the impatient owners pull the trigger.

Everyone else seems rock solid for the time being, although Claude Puel of Southampton has been trimmed in the betting and William Hill’s 16/1 about the Frenchman might not last too long.

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