Premier League Relegation Tips 2017/18

Outright markets are always an enticing area of betting worth considering, especially at the start of the campaign where you can imagine who’ll win the league, who’s strong enough to hold out for a top four place, and who might overachieve in pushing through a resulting place in the top half of the table.

There’s an array of online outlets which provide their own picks for accolades such as those, including FootyAccumulators, who regularly update their football betting tips with a view to helping those who might not be quite so clued up.

Despite some punters seeing it as being slightly taboo through its more negative tendencies, outright betting for which Premier League sides will find themselves relegated by the end of the season is something that can be worth a look at, as there can be plenty of pressure when the campaign finally hits fever pitch in those all-important closing weeks.

Likely to face the drop

West Bromwich Albion

It was a shock to see Tony Pulis doing so poorly in charge of West Brom this season, and even the arrival of Alan Pardew hasn’t had all that much of a positive influence. They went through a hopeful spell at the start of 2018, going unbeaten in four after previously failing to win for twenty-one games, but now look poor once again in losing three successive league games.

Ambitiously signing overlooked Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge on loan in January appeared to be the perfect way to get more firepower up front, but he’s already shown signs of the injuries that have hampered his career to date, so their silver lining is looking more like a cloud after all.

Relegation odds in August: 6/1

Relegation odds in February: 4/11

Huddersfield Town –

Everyone was overjoyed by the efforts of Huddersfield Town last season, who truly defied the odds in pushing through their place in the Premier League through a tense penalty shootout in the Championship play-off final. Nobody expected to see them stay up past this seldom attempt but they were first proving that to be an unfair statement.

Despite winning their opening league game and being a worthwhile side to track, their performances have steadily fell away, leaving them looking out of their depth to say the least, so a return to the Championship is very much on the cards.

Relegation odds in August: 11/10

Relegation odds in February: 10/11

Survivors of the fall

Swansea City –

Just a few short weeks back, Swansea City were looking doomed to an uncertain future in the league below, but the acquisition of sacked Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal oddly turned out to be the perfect outcome for all involved, as he’s completely transformed a once lacklustre outfit in an instant.

They moved out of the bottom three recently and now look estranged from the side they once were. Wins over Liverpool and Arsenal only emphasise their solid nine game unbeaten run, which more than makes up for their lonesome two wins in the fifteen games prior.

Relegation odds in August: 2/1

Relegation odds in February: 9/4

Newcastle United –

As with Huddersfield Town, a lot of Premier League betting tips and odds are geared towards favouring the newly-promoted sides to fall straight back down. Newcastle United were neutrally handed odds of 4/1, with it being a difficult team to get behind or back against after they’d spent so long in the top tier but were unpredictable since immediately returning.

Their odds remain the same as before the season kicked off, which is an interesting statistic to consider. Rafa Benitez is a proven manager during his La Liga win at Valencia and Champions League win at Liverpool ahead of all else, but issues with the owner haven’t helped him this season. They’re arguably finding their feet now though, and a win over Manchester United is likely to work wonders in the closing games.

Relegation odds in August: 4/1

Relegation odds in February: 4/1

Make or break from here to May

Stoke City –

It looked as if Stoke City would be cemented in the Premier League for the years to come before they stepped into this term, where everything’s been turned on its head. A win over Arsenal and a draw taken with Manchester United in the first half of the campaign showed promise for Mark Hughes’ men, but as the points began to slow, he was out of a job, and The Potters were unsure of their direction.

Swansea City made a big decision in bringing Championship manager Carlos Carvalhal to the club, and Stoke City did the same in deciding to give the job to Paul Lambert. The difference between the two is how it’s faired, as Paul Lambert has done little to inspire The Potters so far, winning one and drawing two of four games at the helm to make his new club favourites for relegation ahead of all others.

Relegation odds in August: 6/1

Relegation odds in February: 4/5

Southampton –

Nobody expected to see Southampton in the bottom few places of the table by this point of the season but that’s been the reality of Saints fans throughout the country. They made it to the top half in the last attempt, achieving a place in the EFL Cup final in the process, but the club’s owners felt that Claude Puel was insufficient in his attempts, leading to his confusing dismissal.

Agreeing that Puel was the wrong man for the job was arguable at first but now looks unquestionably hare-brained, as replacement boss Mauricio Pellegrino has been poor in charge, pushing a once unpredictable midtable side into the dropzone, and looking totally lost against all too many sides they’ve faced.

Relegation odds in August: 25/1

Relegation odds in February: 4/1

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