Which sides will be relegated from the Premier League in the 2017-18 season? Betting tips, analysis and statistics to help you decide who to back for the drop!
One of the most popular ante post football bets – and indeed one that maintains its interest throughout the season – regards relegation. Here we focus on the relegation battle in the Premier League for the 2017-18 season. We’ll assess the favourites for the drop and give our assessment of their relative survival chances.
We’ll also highlight the latest relegation betting odds and give you some stats and records that might be of interest when picking your relegation bets.
Throughout the season we’ll be bringing you all the latest football betting offers both Premier League offers and those relating to matches from other competitions. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at our relegation betting tips and then the betting odds for the main relegation contenders.
Ante Post Premier League Relegation Betting Tips
Top Tip: Watford to get relegated at odds of 2/1 with BetVictor – Bet £10, Get £40
Relegation Treble Tip: Burnley, Huddersfield, Watford at odds of 25/1 with Coral
Ante Post Premier League Relegation Betting Odds
- Huddersfield – 4/6 with Coral – Bet £5, Get £20
- Burnley – 5/4 with Sky Bet – Bet £5, Get £20
- Brighton – 6/5 with Coral
- Watford – 2/1 with BetVictor – Bet £10, Get £40
- Swansea – 9/4 with Coral
- Newcastle – 9/2 with BetVictor – Bet £10, Get £40
- Bournemouth – 13/2 with Sky Bet – Bet £5, Get £20
- West Brom – 6/1 with Coral
- Crystal Palace – 11/2 with Coral
Premier League Relegation Betting Tips and Analysis
As always in the Premier League, we’re expecting another thrilling battle for survival in the 2017-18 season. Apart from maybe the top seven sides in England’s top tier, no club are safe from the drop.
With the three promoted sides (Newcastle United, Brighton & Hove Albion and Huddersfield Town) all fighting for their lives, mix in the likes of Burnley, Watford, Crystal Palace and Swansea City – along with one or two others – we should have ourselves a fascinating relegation battle this term.
As for the three promoted teams from last season’s Sky Bet Championship, Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle are the least fancied for the drop. That comes as no real surprise considering they are Premier League regulars, have a large budget and have an experienced PL manager in Benitez at the helm.
The favourites for the drop are Premier League new boys, Huddersfield. This season is the unknown for Town and their manager David Wagner, although we expect them to have a real go. The Terriers have made some shrewd acquisitions, bringing in the likes of Tom Ince and Aaron Mooy, but they still find themselves as 4/6 (Coral) favourites for relegation.
Despite a memorable first season back in the top flight last term, Burnley head into the new campaign as second favourites for the drop this time around. There’s no doubt that Sean Dyche’s troops punched well above their weight last season, but we still think Coral’s odds of 5/4 for them to drop back down to the Championship are harsh.
Like Huddersfield, Brighton are also gearing up for their first year in the ‘Promised Land’. Albion had an excellent season under Chris Hughton last term, but the Premier League is uncharted territory. With a strong squad, solid fan base and top-class stadium, the Seagulls are a club made for the top flight of English football. Nevertheless, they are priced at 11/10 (BetVictor) to make an instant return to the second tier.
In terms of value, we believe Ladbrokes’ 9/4 for Swansea to be relegated are just too good to turn down. At times last season, the Swans looked nailed on for the drop. Francesco Guidolin and Bob Bradley failed, but it was third time lucky for the Welsh outfit when Paul Clement inherited the managerial reigns. With the teams getting stronger each year, bringing in the talented by unproven Tammy Abraham on loan from Chelsea might not be enough. Another slow start for the Swans could see those odds of 9/4 look a real steal.
The likes of Crystal Palace, Watford, Bournemouth, West Bromwich Albion and even Stoke City will also have their work cut out. Palace and Watford have new managers, whilst West Brom, Stoke and Bournemouth need another consistent campaign.
In harsh reality, though, the step up from the Championship could turn out to be a step too far for Huddersfield and Brighton this season. Newcastle should be ok, as should the likes of Palace, Watford and Burnley. Therefore, we believe Swansea could join the Seagulls and Terriers in next year’s Sky Bet Championship line-up.
Premier League Relegation Records and Statistics
Here we take a look at some of the Premier League stats and records with which teams would really rather not be associated.
- Fewest wins in a season – Derby County – 1 in 2007-08
- Most consecutive losses over more than one season – Sunderland – 20 in 2002-03 and 2005-06
- Most Premier League Defeats – Aston Villa – 333
- Fewest goals scored in a season – Derby County – 20 in 2007-08
- Fewest points in a season – Derby County – 11 in 2007-08
- Most points in a season while being relegated (42 games) – Crystal Palace – 49 in 1992-93
- Most points in a season while being relegated (38 games) – West Ham – 42 in 2002-03
- Most goals conceded in a season (42 games) – Swindon Town – 100 in 1993-94
- Most goals conceded in a season (38 games) – Derby County – 89 in 2007-08
Sides Relegated from the Premier League
- 2016-17 – Sunderland, Hull, Middlesbrough
- 2015-16 – Newcastle, Norwich, Aston Villa
- 2014-15 – Hull, Burnley, QPR
- 2013-14 – Norwich, Fulham, Cardiff
- 2012-13 – Wigan, Reading, QPR
- 2011-12 – Bolton, Blackburn, Wolves
- 2010-11 – Birmingham, Blackpool, West Ham
- 2009-10 – Burnley, Hull, Portsmouth
- 2008-09 – Newcastle, Middlesbrough, West Brom
- 2007-08 – Reading, Birmingham, Derby
- 2006-07 – Sheff United, Charlton, Watford