Who will be relegated from the Premier League in 2016-17?
Latest Premier League 2016-17 Relegation Betting Tips
Our current Premier League relegation betting tips are as follows:
Who Will Be Relegated This Season? Premier League Relegation Betting Tips 2016-17
The first set of matches in this season’s Premier League have now been played. The international break gives us a chance to re-assess things and that’s what we’ve done.
Our ante post relegation betting tips were Sunderland to finish bottom at 12/1 and Palace to go down at 6/1. Sunderland are now 11/2 and Palace 7/2 so we’re more than happy with our bets.
Two weeks into the new Premier League season and teams are already beginning to fear relegation. The three promoted sides have made fantastic starts in the top flight, which has put pressure on a host of sides, including our initial two tips. With such an open fight at the bottom, there seems to be plenty of value in the relegation betting. And so now we’ve got two more great relegation betting tips which you can see above.
This latest set of games was a mixed weekend for the promoted sides. Hull lost their winning start against Manchester United, but they still have six points. Middlesbrough remain unbeaten, after drawing 0-0 at West Brom. Burnley were outclassed by Chelsea, but they won’t be judged by those kinds of clashes. All three have shown promise early on that they can beat the drop.
Sunderland just about survived last term, but they have some stability with David Moyes at the helm. His additions could see them survive, and there were some good signs in their 1-1 draw at Southampton. They kept things tight for the majority of the clash at St Mary’s, with an 85th minute equaliser finally breaking their resolve.
Watford’s second season in the league hasn’t started too well, they’ve earned one point from their first three. Their two clinical strikers have been poor since the end of last season, when the Hornets’ form went off a cliff. Teams who finish a campaign that poorly usually find things tough next time around, which seems to be happening at Vicarage Road. They’ve made signings, but there’s been little in their first few games that signals a turnaround in form. That makes them look tempting at 2/1 to go down with Bet365.
West Brom are another side in danger, Tony Pulis has been saying he needs five signings for weeks now. They’ve still not added much this summer, while they’ve held on to Saido Berahino with the forward desperate to leave. The Baggies were horribly dull against Middlesbrough, they’re in risk of the drop. Pulis should keep them safe, but they might lose him without transfer backing. They’re worth keeping an eye on at 10/3 with Coral.
At least one of the promoted sides is likely to go, and Hull still look the likeliest. They’ve had the best start of the three, but there’s only so far they can go. They look to be struggling to bring players in, and the window will be closed by the time their takeover is complete. Their odds of 10/11 will only go down as things stand, so they’re worth backing now.
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Premier League Relegation Odds 2016-17
The pre-season Premier League relegation betting odds the bookies had for the 2016-17 season are as follows:
Hull City – 10/11 with Sky Bet
Burnley – Evens with Sky Bet
Middlesbrough – 6/4 with Coral
Watford – 9/4 with Sky Bet
West Brom – 9/4 with Sky Bet
Sunderland – 3/1 with Bet365
Bournemouth – 6/5 with Coral
Swansea – 4/1 with Bet365
Crystal Palace – 6/1 with Bet365
Stoke – 11/1 with Bet365
Leicester – 16/1 with Betfred
Southampton – 20/1 with Ladbrokes
Everton – 33/1 with Sky Bet
West Ham – 33/1 with Bet365
Tottenham – 500/1 with Ladbrokes
Liverpool – 500/1 with Sky Bet
Arsenal – 3000/1 with Ladbrokes
Man Utd – 1000/1 with Sky Bet
Chelsea – 750/1 with Sky Bet
Man City – 1000/1 with Ladbrokes
Which teams were relegated from the Premier League in the 2015-16 season?
The 2015-16 season has come to an end with Aston Villa finishing bottom on a pathetic total of just 17 points. Norwich City were second from bottom on 34 points and Newcastle made up the bottom three on 37 points, two points behind bitter rivals Sunderland who occupied that all-important 17th spot in the table.
Before the season commenced, Aston Villa were priced at 9/2 to get relegated, Norwich were the 11/10 second favourites (after Watford) and Newcastle were out at 6/1 for the drop.
Aston Villa managed just three league wins all season, two at home (against Crystal Palace and Norwich) and one away (at Bournemouth). They conceded 76 goals and scored just 27. In short: they were pants!
Premier League Relegation Odds 2015-16
In case you are interested, here are the relegation odds that were available just before the start of the 2015-16 season:
Watford – 8/11 with Bet365
Norwich – 11/10 with Bet365
Bournemouth – 6/5 with Coral
Sunderland – 5/2 with BetVictor
Aston Villa – 9/2 with Sky Bet
Leicester – 5/1 with Coral
West Brom – 5/1 with Sky Bet
Newcastle – 6/1 with Coral
Crystal Palace – 13/2 with Betfair
West Ham – 15/2 with Betfair
Swansea – 9/1 with Bet365
Stoke – 14/1 with BetVictor
Southampton – 66/1 with Ladbrokes
Everton – 100/1 with Sky Bet
Tottenham – 300/1 with Ladbrokes
Liverpool – 750/1 with Ladbrokes
Arsenal – 3000/1 with Ladbrokes
Man Utd – 3000/1 with Ladbrokes
Chelsea – 7500/1 with Ladbrokes
Man City – 7500/1 with Ladbrokes
Which teams were relegated from the Premier League in the 2014-15 season?
Hull City, Burnley and QPR were the three teams to be relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2014-15 season. QPR finished rock bottom on just 30 points having managed just eight victories (two on the road) and six draws. Burnley were second from bottom on 33 points (seven wins but 12 draws) with Hull slipping into the final relegation place on 35 points having won eight and drawn 11 games. Hull finish three points behind both Aston Villa and Sunderland, and had a better goal difference than each of those sides.
Prior to the start of the 2014-15 season, Burnley were the 8/13 favourites for relegation, QPR were next in the betting at 2/1, while Hull were relative outsiders for the drop at 7/2.
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Will the Newly Promoted Sides be Going Straight Back Down in 2016?
The three promoted sides usually feature heavily in the relegation betting but in recent seasons the new sides have fared pretty well. In the 2012-13 season both Southampton and West Ham survived and did so with relative ease, whilst the season before that the trend was well and truly bucked, as for the first time in 10 years all three sides (Swansea, Norwich and QPR) stayed up. The 2013-14 season, meanwhile, saw two of the three promoted sides (Hull and Crystal Palace) once again avoid the drop, Steve Bruce and Tony Pulis doing extremely good jobs on limited resources. Last season, though, of the three promoted sides only Leicester survived, Burnley and QPR falling straight back into the second tier.
Things will undoubtedly be tough for Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich this season. Probability dictates that at least one newly promoted side will be relegated each season though all three haven’t gone straight back down since 1997-98. That year Crystal Palace were one of the unlucky trio, along with Barnsley and Bolton, but though the Eagles were favourites to finish bottom for much of the 2013-14 season (and were priced at 5/2 to do so at the start of the season but went as short as 1/20 at one point) Pulis pulled the right strings to keep them in the top flight. Leicester were the ones to make a mockery of the odds in the 2014-15 season, having clawed their way out of danger having been slumped at the bottom of the table for much of the campaign.
Of the three promoted sides, we have the feeling that Norwich will be best equipped to adapt to life in the top flight, not least because they have only spent a single season away from it, but also because Alex Neil’s men had an outstanding second half of the season and will go into the new campaign with a good deal of momentum.
Bournemouth and Watford, however, could stuggle, especially the Hornets who looks set to lose the services of manager Slavisa Jokanovic. Time will tell whether either or both sides can get to grips to life in the Premier League, but we have our severe doubts. Can they prove us wrong?
How many points will be needed to avoid relegation in 2015-16?
Every year whilst the top clubs (and any others who can hang onto their coattails) concern themselves with titles, trophies, Europe and what brand of champagne to stock in the club lounges, for many the main focus is avoiding relegation. Even cup-half-full optimists at sides like Southampton must face the reality that a good season would be a 17th place finish in May. 40 points has generally been spoken of as the magic number required to stave off the living, breathing hell on Earth that is life outside the Premier League.
However in 2009/10 the bottom three clubs had 19 (Portsmouth suffered a points deduction), 30 and 30 points respectively: so just 31 would have been enough to ensure safety. Since 1998/99 (15 complete seasons) 36 points would have been enough on 7 occasions and 37 on five occasions (including last season). In 2010-2011 40 points was the required amount to stay safe, with Wolves pipping Blackpool and Birmingham who both won 39 points and still went down. However, past history shows us that in most seasons considerably fewer points than 40 are required. Despite this we expect the 40 point “myth” to live on and many managers in the upcoming season to focus on that target.
Having said that, on occasions even 40 isn’t enough, of course: 2002/03 was a freak year, with West Ham right to consider themselves unlucky to go down with 42 points. That year the two bottom clubs secured just 26 and 19 points (West Brom and Sunderland) and the title was won with a relatively low total. Furthermore there was a close concentration in mid-table with the points very evenly distributed. This season we think a very low points total could be enough to stay up because the top sides once again look like being stronger than ever, although Liverpool, Everton and Spurs have underperformed thus far.
Chelsea, City, Arsenal and Man United will all garner high points total and this leaves the lesser sides fighting for scraps and so this season we fancy 36, but possibly just 35 points will be enough to stay in the Premier League and avoid relegation to the Championship. We would expect teams such as Liverpool and Everton to improve in the second half of the season and if they do it could prove very difficult for the strugglers to gain any points – other than against each other. Be sure to check back though as we’ll be updating this entire article regularly throughout the season.
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