The former player of the club, Ronald Koeman has been appointed as the new manager of FC Barcelona in August. He won’t have an easy task at the club which has been rocked by several scandals recently including the possible move of Lionel Messi. Messi has stayed, for now, still no one sure how Koeman can manage the team. But you have the chance now to make a guess with the Ronald Koeman special bets.
Ronald Koeman as a player was a member of Johan Cruyff’s Barcelona team between 1989 and 1995, winning four La Liga titles and the European Cup (now Champions League) in 1992. He was a great defender and midfielder, who scored several goals as well thanks to his great technique. As a manager, he hasn’t been that successful yet. Even though he has worked at several clubs already from Ajax to Benfica. Most recently Koeman was the manager of the Dutch national team until his appointment in Barcelona. He took over the Catalan club from Quique Setien who has been sacked by the club following the poor performance of the team. But Koeman’s job won’t be easy either as the tension between the club management and the players still exist including Lionel Messi who at the end decided to stay one more season at the club.
Ronald Koeman special bets predict early exit for Koeman
According to this complicated situation, online sportsbooks in Spain don’t predict a long future for Koeman at the club. They offer the odds of 2.336 for him to be dismissed by the 25th of December this year. Not a very optimistic opinion from the bookmakers, but their predictions can come true easily. As he has already made some disliked moves, like sending away Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic, and Arturo Vidal. He also introduced new training methods which are much stricter than before. It’s a big question, how the players and especially, Messi will react to all this.
If they don’t find the common note, it is a likely scenario that Barcelona will finish outside of the top 2 this season, which has the odds of 3.20 on 1xBet. But even with a dramatic setback, their finish outside of the top 4 seems unlikely. It happened last time 18 years ago, in the 2002-03 season when the team finished in 6th place during van Gaal’s second spell. But the gap between the top teams and the rest of the La Liga is bigger now, no wonder the odds for this to happen is 14.00.
More positive predictions
We can find some more optimistic bets as well. Like Barcelona winning La Liga, Cope del Rey, and the Champions League this season under the management of Koeman. It has the odds of 26.00 which probably shows it’s lack of certainty. Of course, everyone still remembers the previous seasons when Barcelona won the Treble under Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique. But then the club was much more solid, not humiliated by any team in the Champions League. With Koeman, a new chapter can begin now. Hopefully with a strong and organized Barcelona team, which can win titles again. If everything works out, he should be still Barcelona manager in the next season which has the odds of 2.62.
Anyway, his new signings like Miralem Pjanic and key targets Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum are promising and could bring extra strength to the squad. You can also bet on Gylfi Sigurdsson to sign for Barcelona in the next transfer window with the odds of 17.00. Koeman signed him when he was the manager of Everton but he was sacked soon after. So the Icelandic might not be his biggest target. To find all available bets regarding Koeman, just visit the 1xBet site after reading our latest review about 1xBet sportsbook.