27th Jun 2020 | Premier League

Warnock's Latest Swan Song Begins

Saying goodbye to Neil Warnock has been ongoing for about 15 years but at this level he has always looked very capable.

Nothing against Stoke, who we opposed for relegation pre-season at 25/1, but they still hover just two points above the dreaded drop zone in the Championship for a reason.

Yes, Michael O’Neill has done a good job of turning the corner in the Potteries, but it’s too early to say whether the disruption to the season came at a terrible time for a team who were in great form. A 90th minute equaliser saved them from a comeback defeat against Reading last week, but the pressure is still on.

But make no mistake, backing Middlesbrough here at 5/2 with WilliamHill is a bet on Neil Warnock working his instant magic.

The second-tier veteran replaced Woodgate a few days ago and at this level he has the man-management expertise to make a quick impact. We will see if a rescue act begins at an empty Bet365 Stadium.

1pt Boro to win 5/2 with William Hill
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Odds correct at time of publishing: 10:27 27th Jun, 2020 but subject to change