Will the newly-promoted Premier League teams 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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Premier League newcomers expected to struggle after slow starts
West Bromwich Albion and Fulham are unsurprisingly being backed for relegation after very slow starts to life back in the Premier League. The Baggies have picked up just one point from their opening four matches whilst the Cottagers were beaten 3-0 by Arsenal on the opening weekend before succumbing to further defeats to Leeds United, Aston Villa and Wolves.
These early results have seen both teams’ relegation prices tumble and they’re now both odds-on to find themselves back in the Championship next season, with the bookmakers clearly feeling that a whole host of teams are in danger of taking the other relegation spot.
West Ham suffered a slow start but have since recovered, although the bookmakers have clearly been alerted to the slow starts suffered by both Burnley and Sheffield United, who now look more likely to finish in the bottom three than the top half like they both managed last term.
Which teams are favourites to be relegated?
After stumbling over the line for promotion and suffering a poor start to the new campaign, West Brom are now the second favourites for relegation with most bookmakers. They’ve struggled to add Premier League quality to a mismatched squad – which is also the case with Fulham, who the bookmakers clearly feel haven’t learned their lessons from their last Premier League campaign two seasons ago and are now as short as 1/3 with some firms after defeats to Leeds, Aston Villa and Wolves.
Both of these sides are now odds-on for the drop just mere weeks after securing their respective promotions to the top tier, so it could be a long old season at Craven Cottage and The Hawthorns.
Bookmaker’s Dark Horses For Relegation
Judging from the current odds, it appears that the bookmakers are expecting a clutch of teams to be fighting it out to avoid 18th place. Unsurprisingly in the aftermath their 7-2 hammering of the reigning champions Liverpool though, Aston Villa have seen their relegation odds drift dramatically.
Amongst the teams expected to struggle, there’s also the likes of Burnley and Sheffield United, who are both expected to endure more difficult seasons than they did last time out and have both endured tough starts to the campaigns, with the Blades scoring just once in their first four matches.
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 Sheffield United and Burnley who both finished in the top half last season. This time around however, they 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 Wolves will expect to finish in the top ten as a bare minimum – here are the odds on a top-ten finish for the 2020/21 Premier League season: