Having been relegated from the Premier League four times since 2009, Norwich City are yet again the hot favourite to make an immediate return to championship at the end of this season, followed by Newcastle United.
As it stands, the Canaries are the shortest priced team with William Hill offering just 1/6. Norwich has been struggling for goals all season and it’d take a monumental effort, perhaps close to a miracle, for the Carrow Road outfit to avoid relegation.
Meanwhile, Newcastle United are also odds-on to slip back down to the Championship with the Magpie’s priced at 4/7 with Betfred. It remains to see how the clubs new-found riches will affect their actions in the transfer market but looking at the current team, something needs to be done as Eddie Howe’s men are conceding goals at an alarming rate. And although fans were delighted with Mike Ashley’s departure earlier this year, it’s now become apparent that the current squad may not have what it takes to survive the Premier League.
Following a tough season in the Premier League, Watford is next inline for relegation at 5/6. The appointment of previous Leicester City and Fulham FC Claudio Ranieri has not had the desired effect and they’ll be working hard for survival up until the very last game is played this season.
Leeds United and Burnley also find themselves in the relegation mix; both teams are knows for their fighting spirits and neither of them will give up until the very last whistle has been blown; Burnley is currently priced at evens whereas Leeds, who’ve been leaking goals all over the place and are faced with a huge challenge to turn the ship around, find themselves at 9/4 to be relegated.
A reason that’s been dominated with failure to pick up points away from home, along with being one of the lowest scoring teams in the division, has left Southampton at 8/1 for relegation, which makes them an interesting outsider.
Brentford is next at 9/1; the reason for this comes from a slow start to the season. However, Thomas Frank’s side have acquitted themselves admirably, recording famous derby win agains both West Ham and Arsenal, which has spurred on their confidence and as a result, they’re unlikely to go down.
Although, Everton hasn’t been relegated from the Premier League since 1951, they’re available at 12/1 to go down this season. The appointment of former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez was a controversial one and has divided the fans; especially as many feel that the Spaniard isn’t getting the best out of the team.
Meanwhile, Fulham FC is the favourite for automatic promotion from Championship back to the Premier League. Having spent two of their last three season in the Premier League, the Cottages ate priced at just 4/9 to go up.
Following last season’s heart-breaking play-off semi-final defeat to Brentford, Bournemouth are 5/1 to make a return to the Premier League. Having left Fulham to mobbed to Dean Court in the summer, Scott Park has his players weathering down his old club’s neck in an intriguing title race that looks set to go all the way to the end.