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Premier League relegation odds – Bookies react after opening weekend of fixtures

4 weeks ago

Interesting to see the impact on the Premier League relegation odds already.

The bookies reacting after just the opening weekend of fixtures.

Newcastle United’s 4-2 collapse to West Ham and Spurs pulling off a surprise 1-0 win over Man City, the two games on Sunday that completed the ten games.

Some quite significant moves already after this set of results:

Friday 13 August 

Brentford 2 Arsenal 0

Saturday 14 August

Man Utd 5 Leeds 1

Burnley 1 Brighton 2

Chelsea 3 Crystal Palace 0

Everton 3 Southampton 1

Leicester 1 Wolves 0

Watford 3 Aston Villa 2

Norwich 0 Liverpool 3

Sunday 15 August

Newcastle 2 West Ham 4

Tottenham 1 Man City 0

These are now the Premier League relegation odds for the likely candidates from BetVictor, in brackets are the odds that were generally available before a ball was kicked this opening weekend of fixtures:

8/11 (1/1) Norwich

5/4 (7/4) Crystal Palace

13/8 (1/1) Watford

13/8 (5/2) Burnley

9/4 (3/1) Newcastle United

5/2 (5/4) Brentford

11/4 (7/2) Southampton

9/2 (5/1) Wolves

8/1 (10/1) Aston Villa

10/1 (8/1) Brighton

10/1 (12/1) Leeds

14/1 (12/1) West Ham

25/1 (25/1) Everton

Probably the most significant move is Brentford, going from 5/4 relegation favourites with the other two promoted clubs, to now sixth most likely at 5/2.

In the process they are now already seen as less likely than Newcastle United to go down. After that defensive horror show, Steve Bruce and his team have seen a big cut from 3/1 down to 9/4, seen as fifth most likely to go down.

A tough game to come at Villa next Saturday for NUFC, before then a home match against another relegation contender, Southampton.

Needless to say, points are needed quickly to steady nerves.

After the international break following the opening trio of matches, Newcastle then have Man Utd (A), Leeds (H), Watford (A), Wolves (A), Tottenham (H), Palace (A), Chelsea (H) and Brighton (A).

That run including four away matches at fellow relegation candidates, as well as tough matches against three of the ‘big six’ who all started the season well in their opening matches. Plus having to play Leeds who stuffed us twice last season.


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