In Roy we Trust! Crystal Palace odds-on to beat the drop as Hodgson takes over

Roy Hodgson is back in top-flight football...


So it turns out a humiliating Euro exit at the hands of minnows Iceland isn’t a career-ender.

Roy Hodgson is back in top-flight football after replacing Frank De Boer at Crystal Palace, and Paddy Power fancies the chances of the ex-England boss keeping them up.

The Eagles are rock bottom after a shocking start to the season, but we’ve gone 4/6 for the London side to beat the drop this season.

A bright start will be just what Hodgson is after – and we’re offering 7/5 for Palace to beat Southampton this weekend.

And while the plush Sky Sports studio seems to suit Gary Neville, we’ve got 6/1 for G Nev to join his old England coaching pal at Selhurst Park.

The trigger-happy Crystal Palace board have taken some stick this week, and the bookmaker also gives odds of just 6/4 for Hodgson to be axed by Christmas.

Paddy Power said:

“You’d have thought that defeat to Iceland would have put a freeze on any more job offers for Hodgson, but Crystal Palace need a safe pair of hands and the odds suggest they’ve got the right man to keep them up.”

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4/6        To keep Palace up

6/4        Hodgson to be gone by Christmas

7/5        To win next game

3/1        To see out contract

6/1        To hire Gary Neville

*All prices correct at time of posting

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