Premier League relegation odds – Clarets still favourites for drop

The bookies predict that two of last season's promoted sides will return back to the Championship

Premier League relegation odds – Clarets still favourites for drop

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Glen Laidlaw

October 4th, 2016

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Sean Dyche’s Burnley climbed back into the Premier League at the end of 2015/16 following just a single year in the second tier, however the bookmakers all share the view that they will once again be plying their trade in the Championship next season after kicking off 2016/17 in dismal fashion with bet365 going odds of 4/6 that Burnley return back from whence they came.

Hull City also made a swift return back to the top flight following their relegation to the Championship at the end of 2014/15, however manager Steve Bruce’s departure before the start of the current campaign and the behind-the-scenes problems at the club has resulted in the bookies predicting that they will once again suffer relegation.

Prior to the start of the season Middlesbrough were amongst the favourites for the drop at the end of 2016/17, however the Teessiders have enjoyed some decent enough results and history has shown that they can hold their own in the Premier League.

Last season, two of the promoted teams from the previous campaign – namely Watford and Bournemouth – were predicted to suffer immediate relegation, however they have both succeeded in maintaining their top-flight status and instead we saw two of the ‘bigger’ sides make the drop instead with Aston Villa and Newcastle United now playing in the second tier.

Only once since the start of the Premier League have all three newly promoted sides been relegated straight back down, this happening in 1997/98. It is also rare for two of the promoted teams to suffer immediate relegation, however at least one side has made the drop after just one season in the Premier League in the last 24 years and this is food for thought when considering who will be relegated to the Championship in May.


Premier League relegation best odds

4/6  –  Burnley

5/6  –  Sunderland

10/11 – Hull City

9/4  –  Swansea City

4/1  –  Stoke City

9/2  – Middlesbrough

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