Evans has seen bookies starting to lay odds
on his possible successor, with Frenchman Gerard Houillier favourite and John Toshack, Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish and Ruud Gullit next in line.
SKYBET were the only bookmaker still prepared to lay odds
on the next Premier League manager to leave his current position after rumours surfaced last night that Derby's Billy Davies may be on the verge of leaving Pride Park.
That has tempted the bookies to lay odds
of 12-1 for a Barrichello-Montoya one-two, or 16-1 with Ralf following Rubens home.
Sacrificed on the altar of a shady Madras bookmaker trying to lay odds
on a one-day tournament that would otherwise have been forgotten more quickly than amnesia itself.
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER continues his search for a bright new star of musical theatre tonight, and VC's decision to lay odds
of 4-1 about Simona to be booted out this evening could be music to punters' ears.
Bookmaking giant William Hill agreed to lay odds
against snow falling on the Daily Record's new multi-million building at Central Quay in Glasgow.
Although it's not the first time he has beaten her I'd lay odds
she'll probably decide that somehow it was her fault and that she wants her husband back.
To lay odds
of 1,000 as a single bet requires the layer to stump up a substantial sum to win very little.
I would lay odds
the answer would be in terms that even the French and Germans, normally deaf to other languages unless it suits them, would understand.
In fact, if I were a betting man then I would lay odds
on me not being around the team at all tomorrrow.
Hills were one of the few firms still prepared to lay odds
on Lazio to win against Hellenic minnows Egaleo in last night's Uefa Cup Group E contest.
It's essentially a number-crunching program, that takes an initial supremacy assessment of a given football match, and provides suggested back or lay odds
across the whole range of typical markets: 1x2, over/under, correct score, total goals, Asian handicaps, next goal and corners.
Apparently there was a time, long before exchanges, when it was commonplace for individuals to take a view on a sporting event, and then lay odds
, to sizeable lumps of cash, that they were right, and you were wrong.
It has been asserted that, if such unfit persons use exchanges to lay odds
regularly, the aims of regulation would be defeated.
I wouldn't want to lay odds
on this one incurring a loss.