Fulham Backed to Beat Southampton After Hiring Ranieri

Fulham Backed to Beat Southampton After Hiring Ranieri
Matthew Glazier for Bookies.com

By Matthew Glazier | | 1 min

Claudio Ranieri is back in the game! The Italian has replaced Slavisa Jokanovic at Craven Cottage and will be looking to make an immediate impact when his Fulham side host Southampton on Saturday.

The Cottagers have been backed ahead of this crunch clash, with Paddy Power trading as short as 6/4 that the London side land three points for their new manager, although BetVictor have 13/8 for anyone looking to get the best price about Fulham.

Ranieri famously won the Premier League title with Leicester City three seasons ago and will relish the chance to galvanise who have just five points to show for their first twelve top flight matches, with Fulham now 4/6 at soccer betting sites to be relegated this season.

Southampton are not having a good season either, with the Saints sitting seventeenth in the table and they’re only three points better off than Saturday’s opponents.

Claudio Ranieri and Mark Hughes
Claudio Ranieri and Mark Hughes

BetVictor currently offer 9/2 about Mark Hughes’ side being relegated this season and the manager now heads the infamous Sack Race betting market after Jokanovic was deposed at Craven Cottage.

Hughes claims he has never been relegated from the Premier League although that’s largely because chairmen have acted quickly at QPR and Stoke respectively, with Paddy Power making the Welshman the 5/6 favourite to be the next top flight manager out of a job.

There has also been money for Roy Hodgson in this market, with the Crystal Palace manager trading at 8/1 and he’s seemingly disgruntled with life at Selhurst Park considering his team are struggling to buy a goal at the moment.