Premier League relegation odds: The likely contenders in the survival scrap
Preview of the relegation betting for the 2021/22 season
The new season is on the horizon and here we take a look at the Premier League relegation odds for the 2021/22 campaign.
Three clubs will be heading for the Championship when the season ends in May and having already looked at the Premier League winner odds and the best Premier League fixtures on the opening weekend, we’re now assessing which teams could be set to struggle this season.
Watford are back in the Premier League after a 12-month absence but will have to defy the odds if they are to survive this time, having been priced up as the 5/6 favourites for a second relegation in three seasons.
Xisco Munoz took over as head coach in December and masterminded a promotion-winning campaign thanks to an improvement in the second half of the season but he has no experience of the Premier League.
The Hornets will need to recruit well this summer if they are to survive.
Few would begrudge Brentford their chance in the Premier League after Thomas Frank’s men won the Championship play-off final against Swansea 12 months after losing to Fulham at Wembley.
The Bees had arguably the best recruitment team in the second tier and don’t be surprised if they make some smart moves in the transfer market ahead of their first season in the top division in 74 years.
Ivan Toney was the main man last season with a stunning haul of 31 goals and will be keen to prove he belongs at this level. If the goals continue to flow then Brentford could surprise a few despite being 10/11 in the Premier League relegation odds.
Norwich finished six points clear at the top of the Championship and were 10 ahead of Brentford but are also 10/11 for relegation.
The loss of Emiliano Buendia to Aston Villa is a massive blow and reinvesting the fee wisely will be key to them surviving, with Kosovo international Milot Rashica having been brought in from Werder Bremen.
Teemu Pukki managed 11 goals in the Premier League two years ago but more attacking options will be needed. Boss Daniel Farke will have a better idea of what lies ahead at least after Norwich only managed 21 points last time but the Canaries have a tough first few fixtures.
A new era begins at Selhurst Park after Roy Hodgson stepped down as Crystal Palace manager at the end of last season.
The search for his replacement has been a long one after talks with former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo broke down so preparations for the new season have hardly been ideal.
Keeping Wilfried Zaha is yet again one of the priorities at this time of year while Christian Benteke ended last season in fine form but it could be a season of struggle if Palace do not get the right manager in and they are 9/4 in the Premier League relegation odds.
Burnley finished 17th in the Premier League table last season and would only need to slip one position to find themselves heading for the Championship, which they are 5/2 to do.
The Clarets took just four points off the top seven last season so clearly have their limitations but Sean Dyche is a master at defying the odds and can point to injuries as being a major factor for their struggles last term.
They ended the campaign with three straight defeats by an aggregate score of 8-0 and lost seven of their last nine games so it is important they get off to a decent start.
Saints spent most of the second half of the season in freefall after a run of nine matches in January and February in which they picked up just one point.
Back-to-back home wins against Palace and Fulham in May allowed them to finish 15th and Ralph Hasenhuttl should be able to keep them clear of the bottom three but they are 5/2 for the drop.
The fitness of Danny Ings will be vital while fellow striker Che Adams could be ready to kick on after showing glimpses of what he is capable of for Scotland at Euro 2020.
Steve Bruce faces an ongoing battle to win over the Toon Army but Newcastle ended last season in good form as five wins and a draw at Liverpool from their last eight games lifted them to a 12th-placed finish.
The Magpies had plenty of injuries to contend with so that represented a respectable season but the next drama is never far away at St James’ Park and talk of a potential takeover rumbles on.
Another summer of uncertainty could affect Bruce’s transfer plans and Newcastle are 11/4 to pay the price in the Premier League relegation odds.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication