Will the newly-promoted Premier League teams continue to struggle against proven top-flight quality? Or will we see a long-standing Premier League stalwart suffer a season to forget and drop into the Championship?
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Bottom three set to remain the same according to the bookies
In what is a rare occurrence in a Premier League season, the race for the Premier League title actually seems to be more open than that to remain in the division this time around, with the bookmakers now making three teams odds-on for relegation.
In fact, at odds of 1/25 and 1/4 respectively, some bookmakers clearly feel that Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion’s hopes of remaining in the top tier are already slim to nil at this stage of the campaign.
As things stand, Fulham are the team in 18th in the table and they’re the third and final team to be odds-on for relegation this season – although there may be more to that story to develop with their improved form of late.
Which teams are favourites to be relegated?
Sheffield United are as good as gone from the Premier League this season and could even end with a record-low points tally. As things stand, the Blades have managed to pick up a paltry five points from an available 57.
West Bromwich Albion are in a better position although their hopes of escaping the drop do seem to be diminishing week-on-week. Despite replacing Slaven Bilic with Sam Allardyce, the Baggies remain a very short price to go down with five points separating them from 17th place at the time of writing.
It’s beyond those two where the race does have some interest. Fulham are currently the team in 18th place and are odds-on to go down with most bookmakers, but their form has improved as the season has gone on and they do have games in hand on some of the teams above them.
Bookmaker’s Dark Horses For Relegation
The team directly above Fulham in the table at the moment are Burnley, who have recovered from a very slow start to show more stability under Sean Dyche has the season as progressed but are unlikely to find the kind of consistent form that will see them pull away from the bottom three.
Brighton & Hove Albion, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace will be keen to avoid any slips in form in the second half of the season as they are not yet out of the woods in this season’s battle against relegation, with the Magpies in particular seemingly on a downwards trajectory since a strong start to the campaign.
Premier League Outright Odds: Other Markets
Of course, there are so many options available for your Premier League outright bets and they’ll remain open throughout the campaign. Not only can you back which teams you expect to finish in the top four, or even win the title, but you can bet on individual player markets such as the Golden Boot winner and PFA Player of the Year.
Such is the depth available with some bookmakers, you can even bet on the specific position in which your chosen team will finish, or bet on one team to end the campaign in a higher spot than their rival – there are so many Premier League outright odds available in the 2020/2021 campaign.
To Finish In The Top 10 Odds
Some of the teams that are involved in the relegation discussion will have their own ambitions set at a much higher level, not least Burnley who both finished in the top half last season. This time around however, the Clarets look set to be struggling towards the bottom of the table rather than reaching towards the top half of it.
While it’s unlikely that the likes of West Brom and Fulham will upset the odds enough to secure a top-half finish – and although teams like Everton and Leicester will expect to finish in the top ten as a bare minimum, there is value to be had on the likes of Southampton and West Ham in this market this season.