Premier League relegation odds: The likely contenders in the survival scrap
Latest odds on the relegation betting for the 2021/22 season
With seven games of the 2021/22 season gone, we look at those teams struggling and examine the latest Premier League relegation odds.
Three clubs will be destined for the Championship when the season ends in May and already having looked at the updated Premier League winner odds and the Premier League top scorer odds, we are now assessing which teams are the favourites for the drop.
Norwich are still looking for their first win and have picked up just one point – at fellow strugglers Burnley, in a goalless draw on Saturday.
Daniel Farke’s side have scored just twice in those seven outings and have shipped 16 goals.
It is beginning to look like the Canaries will make a quick return to the Championship, although with several teams struggling, they are surprisingly not that far off the pace.
October will be a crucial month for them. They face Brighton and Leeds at Carrow Road and Chelsea away in between. It will be imperative they get something from their home games to build confidence, but they are 2/7 favourites to be relegated.
Steve Bruce was criticised last season for Newcastle’s lack of attacking flair. They were, however, solid enough at the back. Yet while they have been more expansive this season, they are shipping goals at an alarming rate, conceding 16 in seven games.
Injury to star striker Callum Wilson has not helped their cause and the balance of the side does not look right at present. They have picked up three points and October sees Tottenham, Crystal Palace and Chelsea on their slate. Still searching for their first win, Newcastle are 5/6 to go down.
Wins over Aston Villa and Norwich, plus a draw with Newcastle, means that Watford are sitting relatively comfortably on seven points but that was not enough to prevent Xisco Munoz becoming the first managerial departure of the season.
His successor is Claudio Ranieri but the former Leicester and Chelsea boss will face a tough start as Watford face Liverpool, Everton, Arsenal and Manchester United in four of their next five games and could be sucked into a relegation battle before too long.
The Hornets are 5/6 to make a quick return to the Championship.
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The Clarets were hampered by a slow start last season and history is repeating itself, as three draws and four defeats is all Sean Dyche’s side have to show from their first seven outing.
They face a tricky October schedule, with successive away games at Manchester City and Southampton followed by a home clash with Brentford, and Burnley are 5/4 in the Premier League relegation odds.
A battling 2-2 draw at home to Leicester on Sunday leaves Palace four points off the relegation zone, although they face tricky trips to Manchester City and Arsenal in October.
Yet they have beaten the likes of Tottenham 3-0 and picked up a point at West Ham, so they are capable of getting big results.
With so many changes over the summer, Patrick Vieira’s side are still bedding in, although Odsonne Edouard, Wilfried Zaha and Chrsitian Benteke are capable of unlocking any defence. Palace are 11/4 to go down.
Saints have played some of the top sides in their opening seven games and picked up valuable draws against the likes of Manchester United, West Ham and Manchester City, and have four points in total.
While still searching for a first win, they played well in defeat at Chelsea on Saturday and play Leeds and Burnley at home after the international break, followed by a trip to Watford. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side are 4/1 to be relegated, but their fans will feel the Saints can start climbing the table soon.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side picked up their first win of the season on Saturday, with Diego Llorente’s early strike enough to see off Watford.
They have faced some tough opponents in the shape of Manchester United, Everton, Liverpool and West Ham already, so this confidence-boosting win may be the spark for a revival and they are 8/1 to be relegated.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication