Premier League Relegation: Who will drop into the Championship?

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Update: 30.12.20

Sheffield United’s miserable season continued on Tuesday evening when they lost 1-0 to Burnley at Turf Moor and with the Blades collecting just two points as we head into the new year, the likelihood of them saving their top-flight status seems very remote. Chris Wilder remains one of the favourites in the ‘Premier League Sack Race’ market and on the back of this latest defeat, the bookmakers have further slashed the odds on them dropping down into the Championship at the end of the campaign.

Chris Wilder’s men are now just 1/16 to be relegated from the top-flight at the end of the season, leaving them well ahead of fellow strugglers West Bromwich Albion in the betting market. The Baggies have also looked very much out of their depth since the start of the season and having been well and truly thumped by Leeds United to the tune of 5-0 at the Hawthorns on Tuesday evening, they too have seen their odds slashed with most firms going 1/5 that they succumb to the drop.

Fulham also find themselves in the Premier League danger zone although Scott Parker’s men have managed to share the spoils in their last four outings, the Cottagers now 8/11 to be relegated to the second tier.

Having enjoyed an upturn in fortunes in recent weeks with three wins in six matches and just one defeat during that time, Sean Dyche’s Burnley have hauled themselves away from the danger zone, most firms going 10/3 that the Clarets find themselves plying their trade in the Championship next term.

 

Premier League Relegation Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

1/16  –  Sheffield United

1/5  –  West Bromwich Albion

8/11 –  Fulham

10/3 – Burnley

7/2  –  Brighton & Hove Albion

4/1  –  Newcastle United

 

Update: 28.12.20

Sheffield United’s dreadful run continued on Boxing Day when they lost 1-0 to high-flying Everton at Bramall Lane. The Blades have endured a thoroughly appalling season thus far with just two points collected from their opening fifteen league matches, therefore it’s no surprise that the bookmakers make them massive odds-on favourites to drop down to the Championship at the end of the campaign. Indeed following their Boxing Day defeat, the bookies have once again slashed the odds on them being relegated with some firms going as low as 1/9 that they ply their trade in the second-tier in 2021/22.

West Bromwich Albion looked very much out of their depth at times when they locked horns with Premier League leaders Liverpool at Anfield on Boxing Day, however Sam Allardyce’s men did well to come away from Merseyside with a point for their troubles. This was the Baggies’ second draw in three games, their previous coming against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium although these stalemates came either side of a 3-0 thumping at home to local rivals Aston Villa.

Following the weekend draw with Jurgen Klopp’s men, most firms lengthened the odds slightly on West Brom dropping straight back down to the Championship at the first time of asking although they are still odds-on at 2/7 for relegation at the end of the campaign.

Struggling Fulham managed to hold high-flying Southampton to a share of the spoils thanks to a goal-less draw at Craven Cottage on Boxing Day, however Scott Parker’s men remain very much in the danger zone with most firms going 4/6 that they too make an immediate return back to the Championship at the first time of asking.

Burnley and Newcastle United make up the top five in the Relegation betting market at odds of 2/1 and 7/2 respectively, both sides suffering defeat in their weekend outings.

 

Premier League Relegation Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

1/9  –  Sheffield United

2/7  –  West Bromwich Albion

4/6  –  Fulham

2/1  –  Burnley

7/2  –  Newcastle United

 

Update: 22.12.20

While Sheffield United, West Bromwich Albion and Fulham remain very much in the danger zone, Burnley further boosted their chances of safety in the Premier League thanks to an excellent 2-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Turf Moor last night. Sean Dyche’s men are now 16th in the Premier League table with just a single point separating them from Arsenal as things stand. The Clarets have now lost just one of their last seven outings with three wins during that time and the bookies have lengthened the odds on them dropping down to the Championship at the end of the season, most firms now going a general 2/1 that they find themselves playing Championship football this term.

Indeed Burnley’s last two wins have been over Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers, the former away from home and Sean Dyche is clearly managing to turn things around following a dreadful start to the campaign. It remains to be seen whether the Clarets can continue this decent run for much longer, however the signs of improvement are clear for all to see.

Brighton & Hove Albion now sit one point below Burnley in the Premier League table and as such, they will be nervously looking over their shoulders. The south-coast outfit have won just once in their last twelve Premier League outings and they could only manage a 1-1 draw with rock-borrom side Sheffield United last time out, the bookies going 4/1 that Graham Potter’s men slip down to the Championship at the end of the season.

 

Update: 21.12.20

Sheffield United doubled their points tally for the season when they held Brighton & Hove Albion to a 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium on Sunday, however they remain huge odds-on favourites for the drop. The Blades board are thus far sticking by under-fire boss Chris Wilder although whether he can turn things around in the weeks ahead remains to be seen. Indeed a revival of epic proportions would now be needed in order to lift the side out of the danger zone given that they currently sit eight points adrift of safety.

The bookmakers now go 1/6 that Sheffield United drop down into the Championship at the end of the current season and it’s hard to see just how they can turn things around given their disastrous start to the campaign. The odds on West Bromwich Albion dropping into the second tier have also shortened with many firms going 1/4 that the Baggies find themselves in the second tier next term. Sam Allardyce is the man now tasked with saving West Brom’s Premier League status although it remains to be seen whether he can turn things around at the Hawthorns in the weeks ahead.

Indeed a clear sign of the task awaiting Big Sam was West Brom’s 3-0 thrashing by local rivals Aston Villa at the Hawthorns last time out and most pundits believe that their stay in the top-flight will be restricted to just a single campaign.

 

Premier League Relegation Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

1/6  –  Sheffield United

1/4  –  West Bromwich Albion

8/11 –  Fulham

11/8 –  Burnley

9/2  –  Newcastle United

5/1  –  Brighton & Hove Albion

7/1  –  Crystal Palace

 

Update: 18.12.20

Can Big Sam save the Baggies?

It was really only a matter of time before West Bromwich Albion parted company with Slaven Bilic, however with relegation looking to be an increasing possibility as every week passes, there are many who believe that the Croat would have been the right man to steer them back up from the Championship, should they drop down to the second tier at the end of the campaign. Burnley stood by Sean Dyche following their relegation and he lifted them back up to the top-flight, while Sheffield United have thus far kept their faith in Chris Wilder despite the Blades collecting just a single point from their first thirteen games.

The appointment of Allardyce looks somewhat like desperation, a club clinging onto the hope of remaining in the Premier League at all costs. He may well steer them to safety but what if he doesn’t. What happens if the next dozen or so matches return a handful of points? Do they look elsewhere or do they accept the inevitable and hope that Allardyce can lift them straight back out of the Championship?

There is a degree of optimism that the appointment of ‘Big Sam’ will usher in some better results although the odds of the Baggies being relegated have continued to shorten despite his appointment, most firms now going 2/7 that they find themselves in the second tier next season. As for rock-bottom side Sheffield United, they are a 1/4 punt for the drop although thus far they have remained loyal to their under-fire boss.

 

Update: 16.12.20

West Bromwich Albion eased the pressure on themselves slightly when they held Manchester City to a 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium last night, the Baggies relying on an own-goal from Ruben Dias in the 43rd minute after Ilkay Guendogan had put the hosts ahead just thirteen minutes earlier. This was a useful point for a West Brom side which have looked very much out of their depth in the Premier League since the start of the season and it also eases the pressure slightly on under-fire manager Slaven Bilic.

The West Midlands side are still very much in the danger zone, however this result was a step in the right direction with the bookmakers lengthening the odds on the Baggies being relegated to 1/3. Most pundits expect Bilic’s men to remain at the bottom end of the Premier League table for the rest of the campaign but having lost just two of their last four Premier League games and three of their last four defeats being by single goal margins – including narrow 1-0 defeats to Man United and Tottenham Hotspur – there is perhaps some room for cautious optimism.

 

Premier League Relegation Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

1/4  –  Sheffield United

1/3  –  West Bromwich Albion

1/2  –  Fulham

6/4  –  Burnley

5/1  –  Brighton & Hove Albion

7/1  –  Newcastle United

 

Update: 15.12.20

Despite sitting at the foot of the Premier League for most of the campaign, Sheffield United have never been favourites for the drop this season, until now that is. The Blades were thumped 3-0 at Southampton in their last outing and as such they remain rooted firmly to the foot of the league table with just a single point collected from their opening twelve league matches. This disastrous start to the campaign has resulted in manager Chris Wilder becoming one of the favourites in the ‘Premier League Sack Race’ betting market and the Blades are now just 1/4 to drop down to the Championship at the close of 2020/21, just ahead of West Bromwich Albion with most bookies.

The Baggies sit five points above Sheffield United in 19th position following their 2-1 defeat at Newcastle United on Saturday. The West Midlands side have leaked seven goals in their last two outings and thus far their only win of the campaign has been against Chris Wilder’s men. Slaven Bilic’s side are also as low as 1/4 to return straight back to the Championship at the first time of asking while rivals Fulham saw their odds lengthen slightly to a general 1/2 following a hard-fought 1-1 draw with reigning champions Liverpool at Craven Cottage.

Burnley boosted their survival bid by beating Arsenal 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium last weekend, the Clarets now odds-against for the drop at a best price of 6/4.

 

Premier League Relegation Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

1/4  –  Sheffield United

1/4  –  West Bromwich Albion

1/2  –  Fulham

6/4  –  Burnley

5/1  –  Brighton & Hove Albion

7/1  –  Newcastle United

8/1  –  Crystal Palace

 

Update: 08.12.20

Of the bottom nine sides in the Premier League table, only Burnley managed to pick up a point at the weekend, all the other sides losing with the exceptions of Aston Villa and Newcastle United whose meeting with each other was postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak in the Magpies’ camp.

Sheffield United’s woes continued as they lost 2-1 at home to Leicester City at the weekend, the Blades having picked up just a single point from their eleven league games. Nevertheless Chris Wilder’s men are only second favourites for relegation to the Championship at the end of the season, that particular accolade still going to West Bromwich Albion who were thumped 5-1 by Crystal Palace at the Hawthorns last time out. The Baggies are a general 4/11 shot for relegation at the close of 2020/21 while Sheffield United are hot on their heels in the betting market at 2/5.

Fulham lost 2-0 to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium – their eighth defeat of the season – and they are still odds-on at 2/5 to drop straight back down to the Championship at the first time of asking. Of the sides in the bottom nine, only Burnley picked up points at the weekend when they held Everton to a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor. The Clarets remain in the bottom three in the Premier League table although their relegation odds have eased slightly with Sean Dyche’s men a general 10/11 for the drop.

 

Premier League Relegation Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

4/11 –  West Bromwich Albion

2/5  –  Fulham

2/5  –  Sheffield United

10/11 – Burnley

9/2  –  Newcastle United

6/1  –  Brighton & Hove Albion

 

Update: 03.12.20

Despite hauling themselves five points clear of the foot of the Premier League table, West Bromwich Albion remain the bookies’ pick to be relegated back to the Championship at the first time of asking. The Baggies managed their first league win of the campaign when they edged past fellow strugglers Sheffield United to the tune of 1-0 last weekend and this win came on the back of narrow defeats to Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United. As such all is not doom and gloom at the Hawthorns although these latest results are clearly no indicator of a dramatic turnaround in fortunes for the West Midlands side.

Boss Slaven Bilic remains one of the favourites to be the ‘Next Premier League Manager to be Sacked’ betting market and the Baggies remain in the bottom three in the league table. Nevertheless there is reason for the fans to be slightly more upbeat than they would have been prior to their weekend win and confidence will have been boosted slightly in the squad.

Fulham grabbed their second win of the campaign when they beat Leicester City at the King Power Stadium last weekend, however the Cottagers remain in the danger zone with just a single point separating them from West Bromwich Albion. Indeed the bookmakers make Fulham joint second-favourites on the ‘Premier League Relegation’ market alongside rock-bottom side Sheffield United at odds of 4/9 apiece, the Blades still in search of their first win of the campaign and sitting on just a single point at the foot of the division.

Burnley are also very much in the danger zone, the Clarets second bottom of the Premier League table with just five points to their name. Sean Dyche’s men are the only other side priced at odds-on to be relegated this season, most firms going 5/6 that the Lancashire outfit find themselves in the Championship next season.

 

Premier League Relegation Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

2/5  –  West Bromwich Albion

4/9  –  Fulham

4/9  –  Sheffield United

5/6  –  Burnley

5/1  –  Crystal Palace

5/1  –  Newcastle United

8/1  –  Brighton & Hove Albion

 

Update: 01.12.20

Fulham remain one of the favourites to be relegated down to the Championship at the end of the 2020/21 campaign, however the odds on them finding themselves back in the second tier next season have lengthened somewhat following their much-needed 2-1 weekend win at Leicester City. The Cottagers are now 1/2 to be relegated this term thanks to the victory which has lifted them six points clear of the foot of the Premier League table.

West Bromwich Albion also helped their cause thanks to a 1-0 win over fellow strugglers Sheffield United at the weekend, the Baggies now opening up a gap of five points between themselves and the Blades. Slaven Bilic has also eased the pressure on himself, however his side are still odds-on at 4/9 for the drop this season.

Burnley have fallen to second bottom in the Premier League table although they do have a game-in-hand over all the sides around them in the lower echelons of the league table. The Clarets are nevertheless also odds-on at 10/11 to be relegated at the end of the campaign.

The biggest mover in the ‘Premier League Relegation’ market in the past week has been Sheffield United. The Blades have been sitting at the foot of the league table for some time now, however the bookmakers are now becoming less and less confident that they will manage to save their skin. Chris Wilder’s men have been cast adrift from the rest of the division by a full four points and with nine defeats and a single draw to their name, things aren’t looking good for the South Yorkshire outfit with most bookies going 1/2 that they drop down to the second tier.

 

Premier League Relegation Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

4/9  –  West Bromwich Albion

1/2  –  Fulham

1/2  –  Sheffield United

10/11 – Burnley

4/1  –  Crystal Palace

9/2  –  Newcastle United

7/1  –  Brighton & Hove Albion

14/1 –  Leeds United

14/1 –  Aston Villa

 

Update:  25.11.20

Fulham have shown glimmers of improvement in recent weeks, a 2-0 win over fellow strugglers West Bromwich Albion earlier this month being followed by narrow defeats to West Ham United (1-0) and Everton (2-3), the Cottagers having more possession and making more shots than the Toffees in their last outing. Nevertheless the West London outfit remain firm odds-on favourites to be relegated straight back down to the Championship at the first time of asking, most firms going 1/4 that they find themselves in the second tier next term.

West Bromwich Albion sit second from bottom in the Premier League table with just three points to their name. They have yet to register a single win this season and they are second-favourites in the ‘Premier League Relegation’ betting market with most firms going 4/11 that they too find themselves straight back in the Championship after just a single Premier League campaign.

Sheffield United have been foot of the pile for some time now, the Blades having lost eight and drawn one of their opening nine league outings. Chris Wilder is a man under immense pressure right now and he finds himself one of the favourites on the ‘Premier League Sack Race’ betting market. The bookies go 8/11 that United find themselves in the second tier next term.

Burnley have also been struggling this season but they boosted their cause when beating Crystal Palace at Turf Moor on Monday evening, this much-needed win coming on the back of a goal-less draw at Brighton & Hove Albion. The Clarets are now a 5/4 shot for relegation at the end of the season.

 

Premier League Relegation Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

1/4  –  Fulham

4/11 –  West Bromwich Albion

8/11 –  Sheffield United

5/4  –  Burnley

7/2  –  Newcastle United

7/1  –  Crystal Palace

8/1  –  Brighton & Hove Albion

10/1 –  Leeds United

 

Update: 10.11.20

Following their 1-0 defeat away to London rivals West Ham United last weekend, the odds on Fulham being relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2020/21 campaign have been slashed even further. The Cottagers are now just 2/7 to find themselves straight back in the Championship at the first time of asking although as things stand they remain outside the bottom three in the table, albeit by just a single point.

Thus far, Fulham have struggled to find their feet in the Premier League with just a single win to their name, this coming against fellow strugglers West Bromwich Albion earlier this month. The Cottagers face an extremely tough return from the international break with their next four league games involving meetings with Everton, Leicester City, Manchester City and Liverpool.

West Bromwich Albion are also struggling to adapt to life back in the top-flight and manager Slaven Bilic once again finds himself favourite on the ‘Premier League Sack Race’ betting market. The Baggies have yet to register a league win this term and currently sit third from bottom in the division with three points to their name, therefore it’s no surprise to see them priced at 4/11 second-favourites for the drop.

Burnley and Sheffield United occupy the bottom two places in the Premier League with a respective points total of two and one. These two sides complete the top four in the betting market to be relegated at the end of the campaign.

 

Premier League Relegation Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

2/7  –  Fulham

4/11 –  West Bromwich Albion

Evens – Burnley

Evens – Sheffield United

4/1  –  Newcastle United

9/2  –  Brighton & Hove Albion

7/1  –  Crystal Palace

10/1 –  West Ham United

10/1 –  Leeds United

20/1 –  Aston Villa

 

Update: 03.11.20

We’re now seven games into the 2020/21 Premier League campaign and while Fulham remain odds-on to make a swift return back to the Championship at the first time of asking, Scott Parker’s men have at least hauled themselves away from the foot of the division. The Cottagers were 1/4 for relegation just a few days ago, however that price has lengthened to a general 2/5 following the side’s 2-0 win over fellow relegation candidates West Bromwich Albion last night.

This was Fulham’s first win of the campaign and on the back of that result, the Baggies have seen their relegation odds move in the opposite direction and they too are a 2/5 shot for an immediate return to the second-tier after just a single season back in the top-flight.

West Bromwich Albion are yet to taste victory in the Premier League this term and they sit just two points above the bottom two in the league table. Below them sit Sheffield United and Burnley with just a single point apiece and the bookmakers go 11/10 and 5/6 respectively on these two sides suffering relegation at the end of the season.

Brighton & Hove Albion have managed just a single win from their seven league games thus far although they have shared the spoils in two matches, however the bookies place them next in the relegation betting market at odds of 4/1, slightly above 9/2 shots Crystal Palace who as things stand sit three points above Manchester United and one below Manchester City.

 

Premier League Relegation Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

2/5  –  Fulham

2/5  –  West Bromwich Albion

5/6  –  Burnley

11/10 – Sheffield United

4/1  –  Brighton & Hove Albion

9/2  –  Crystal Palace

5/1  –  Newcastle United

9/1  –  West Ham United

 

28.10.20

Fulham hauled themselves into the Premier League via the play-offs at the end of last season, however it’s fair to say that they are yet to find their feet in the top-flight. Scott Parker’s men have collected just a solitary point from their six Premier League matches and they have the worst goal-difference in the top-flight with just five goals scored and fourteen conceded thus far.

As things stand, the West Londoners sit level on points with Sheffield United and Burnley at the foot of the division and manager Scott Parker is unsurprisingly one of the favourites in the ‘Premier League Sack Race’ betting market alongside West Brom’s Slaven Bilic.

Obviously it’s still very early days with just six rounds of Premier League games having been played, however it’s clear that the Cottagers are well out of their depth and it’s not easy to see how they will turn things around.

Most bookmakers go 1/4 odds-on that Fulham find themselves straight back in the Championship at the first time of asking, their closest rivals in the betting being fellow new-boys West Bromwich Albion who are also odds-on at a general 4/7.

Burnley and Sheffield United are also rooted to the foot of the league table and they are Evens and 6/5 respectively for the drop at the end of the campaign. Newcastle United are next at 3/1 while Crystal Palace are 5/1 to be relegated this season.

 

Premier League Relegation Odds from BetVictor Bookmakers

 

1/4  –  Fulham

8/13 –  West Bromwich Albion

Evens – Burnley

6/5  –  Sheffield United

5/2  –  Newcastle United

5/1  –  Crystal Palace

5/1  –  Brighton & Hove Albion