Premier League Relegation Odds & Predictions

Who is going to face the dreaded drop?

Premier League Betting

The dreaded drop. The financial downfall of relegation from the Premier League is pretty huge, along with the status of no longer playing in the top flight. Last season it was Huddersfield, Cardiff and Fulham taking the tumble back down to the second tier. That was two of the three newly-promoted sides who immediately went back.

What will happen to the newly promoted clubs this time around? In the 2019/20 season, it is Sheffield United, Norwich and Aston Villa who are the new faces among the top ranks. How many of them will be going back down? Could they all survive? There is going to be a long and stressful season ahead for some clubs. For three of them it will end in heartbreak.

Here we take a look at the main relegation candidates according to the bookmakers

Sheffield United 4/6*

* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 8th, 2019 at 5:49 p.m.)

The Blades are the outright favourites to get relegated. The odds-on quote of 4/6 is likely going to be more than enough to tempt punters into a season-long bet* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 8th, 2019 at 5:49 p.m.). Dealing with promotion is no easy thing, but the Blades do have a super savvy manager Chris Wilder.

He knows the club inside out. He has brought them all the way up from the third tier. Their form at Bramall Lane is going to be so important. Finding the goals to keep themselves afloat is the other big challenge that they will face. They have grabbed Oli McBurnie and Lys Mousset to that end and added to their midfield ranks with Mo Besic on transfer deadline day. They’ve made 10 signings this summer. Will it be enough?

Norwich 10/11*

* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 8th, 2019 at 5:49 p.m.)

You wonder if the Canaries have the grit and the steel (pun intended) that Sheffield United have. Granted Norwich play a wonderful brand of football under Daniel Farke but it is one that perhaps is going to need to be tightened up for the top-flight challenge. With Wolves being a prominent exception, it’s hard for new clubs to come up and try and play expansive, open football and survive in the top flight.

Fulham tried after dominating the Championship in their promotion season and failed miserably in the top flight. The Canaries have got in a top keeper in Ralf Fahrmann on loan from Schalke and striker Josip Drmic on a freebie from Borussia Monchengladbach. But there’s little change then from what they were last season. They aren’t banking on money keeping them afloat. Can their talented, exciting squad do it? The Canaries are 10/11 second-favourites to suffer the drop* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 8th, 2019 at 5:49 p.m.).

Burnley 2/1*

* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 8th, 2019 at 5:49 p.m.)

The Clarets had some big struggles last season, largely because of their lack of away form. Boss Sean Dyche is quite simply, a huge asset for them. He didn’t waiver when they couldn’t find their form over the first half of the season. He kept them safe and will fight tooth and nail to get the best out of his squad.

It hasn’t been a huge summer in the transfer market for them, they aren’t going to have big cash to splash around. But keeper Nick Pope is back fit which is like getting a new player back and local Jay Rodriguez comes in to try and deliver the goals, which could be a great capture for Burnley. Dyche himself though could be a difference-maker in any relegation battle.

Brighton 7/4*

* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 8th, 2019 at 5:49 p.m.)

The Seagulls were a club with a whole heap of problems last season. They were winless in their last nine games, taking three points from that sequence of games right at the end of the season. If anyone beneath them could have found a bit of form (namely Cardiff), the Seagulls would have tamely bowed out of the top flight without much of a fight. They have Graham Potter in charge and his first mission was to get them safe. He did that.

His second is going to be ensuring that the Seagulls don’t have the same issues. But it’s hard to see how they avoid more of the same. Their big summer signing was Adam Webster to bolster their defence but that’s a lot of pressure on his shoulders. Brighton couldn’t score goals last season either and the addition of Aaron Mooy in midfield is a great signing, but overall they still look a bit short of overall quality. The Seagulls are 7/4 odds to go down* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 8th, 2019 at 5:49 p.m.).

Newcastle 2/1

* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 8th, 2019 at 5:49 p.m.)

New Newcastle manager Steve Bruce probably can’t afford a slack start to the season. He probably wasn’t the fans choice to take over from Rafa Benitez. It’s season after season of struggle for the Magpies and you wonder without the magic touch of Benitez, just where Newcastle are going to end up.

There is going to be huge pressure on £40 million man Joelinton after joining in a club-record transfer. He has to get among the goals because frankly, there isn’t anyone else around that looks too likely to do so. Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez have headed out in different directions. Likewise, there is going to pressure on winger Allan Saint-Maximin to deliver some service.

You get the feeling that they are walking a tightrope. That is is not going to take all that much for things to fall apart. If those defeats start stacking up at the beginning of the season, and Newcastle have a tough opener against Arsenal, then Bruce is going to feel the wrath of the St James’ Park faithful on him. At odds of 2/1 to go down, punters will be interested in that* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 8th, 2019 at 5:49 p.m.).

Aston Villa 2/1*

* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 8th, 2019 at 5:49 p.m.)

They are the newly-promoted side who the bookmakers think have the best chance of surviving. Sheffield United have made ten summer transfers, Aston Villa have gone even bigger. It is over £100 million that the Villains have spent in the summer. They are trying to buy their way to survival and while all the new faces will breed optimism, it is going to be a big task for boss Dean Smith to put all the pieces together.

The Villains don’t have time to try and settle down into the season. They have to start getting it right from the off. Still, there does appear to be clubs in a slightly worse off position than they are. Villa have top quality goalkeeping for example with Tom Heaton there and if even half of the new signings have the big impacts that they are supposed to, Villa could be alright at the end of the day. They are doing a “Fulham” spending all that cash to try and stay in the top flight. Will their gamble pay off?

Crystal Palace 7/2

The Eagles shut the door on a move away for Wilfried Zaha, at least to another Premier League club. He reportedly handed over a transfer request the day before the deadline. But he’s still there and Palace need him. They have to recognise the Ivorian is simply irreplaceable. But even with Zaha putting his heart into it all, looking at the Palace squad, it’s hard to see where the goals are going to come from.

It’s hard to see how they are going to raise themselves to a better place than what they were last season. Roy Hodgson is the 7/1 faovurite to be the first Premier League manager out of a job this season* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 8th, 2019 at 5:49 p.m.). One of their best players from last season, defender Aaron Wan Bissaka has gone so the defence has been weakened. So attack and defence both not in as good shape as last season. There could be some turbulence ahead for the Eagles.

Premier League 2019/20 Relegation Predictions

Who will be taking the fall at the end of the season? It genuinely looks, heading into the start of the season that there are at least seven clubs who are going to be struggling. Only three of them will drop of course. Our predictions are Norwich, Crystal Palace and Brighton.


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