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Reading FC Bookie Watch - November 9

It's always hard to remain impartial about our survival prospects. Depending on who you speak too we've either been really unlucky and are about to turn the corner, or we'll beat Derby's record for the lowest points in a season. However let's take our bias aside and look at how the bookies view our survival prospects.

Laurence Griffiths

Nov 8 30 Sept 17 Aug
SOUTHAMPTON 4/9 10/11 11/8
READING 8/11 8/11 6/4
NORWICH 7/5 8/11 13/8
QPR 9/5 4/1 11/2
ASTON VILLA 5/2 3/1 7/1
WIGAN 100/30 6/4 9/5
SWANSEA 5/1 3/1 2/1

Interestingly despite the fact we've not won all season, our odds have remained relatively static over the past six weeks. While at 8/11 we're still odds on to be relegated, we're not the favourites as that title is held by Southampton, who are 4/9.

Those are the only two who are odds on to go down and bizarrely bottom placed QPR are still 9/5 to go down. I've got to think that's worth a punt, with a tenner netting you £18 in profit. Norwich are 7/5, with their odds having drifted out after two recent wins while Aston Villa have come in to 5/2 despite a win at Sunderland. Wigan's odds have also lengthened to 100/30 while Swansea are now 5/1 having started the year 2/1.

If you fancy betting on Reading to survive, odds of 6/5 isn't a bad one to go on as a win on Saturday and 'easier' fixtures against Villa and Wigan giving the Royals the chance to make their survival prospects look a lot more rosy.

At The Top

Manchester United are the current favourites with odds of 5/4. Manchester City are a best price of 11/5 to retain their title while Chelsea are 100/300.

Reading are now 50/1 with Bet Victor to finish inside the top half this season.

Top Goalscorer

If you fancy the Pog to go on some amazing goal scoring spree he's now 200/1 to end the season as the Premier League's top goalscorer. Jason Roberts is out at 500/1 as is Noel Hunt.

Robin van Persie leads the betting at 7/4, with Luis Suarez at 13/2 and Sergio Aguero level with Fernando Torres at 14/1.

The Sack Race

Nigel Adkins is the overwhelming favourite to be the next manager to leave his post at odds of just 4/9 with Skybet. QPR manager mark Hughes is at 4/1 followed by Roberto Mancini at 16/1.

Brian McDermott is as high as 40/1 and as low as 33/1 to be the next manager to leave his job.

So that's how the money men see it, if you are of age and fancy a flutter please gamble responsibly and head to Gamble Aware for support.

All odds quoted are best prices from