Well the season is certainly hotting up, with the usual surprises along the way. Ok so it’s far too early to say for sure who the title contenders may be, but the table is taking shape with some surprise talking points, of which the biggest is not who will win the title, but who will get relegated as the season closes.
BetVictor are offering an excellent range of betting markets for those who are looking to bet on teams for relegation, as well as teams to stay up, relegated or relegation doubles or trebles.
With seven games under their belt, Sunderland prop up the Premier League, having amassed a solitary point for their troubles. It’s been a rather tricky start for the Black cats this season, the main focus being on the sacking of their manager Paolo Di Canio.
Bet Victor have them priced at 4/6 for relegation, however with Gus Poyet appointed at the helm it may seem a bit premature to write them off just yet, despite the dreadful start.
The favourites for the dreaded drop are newly promoted Crystal Palace, priced at 1/8 for a swift return to The Championship. The South Londoners haven’t had the best of starts to say the least, with a total of three points to show for their opening seven games. They have been relatively busy during the transfer window, however it remains to be seen whether their purchases have enough quality to help them in their quest to stay up.
With Palace and Sunderland very much in the frame for relegation, there’s no-one standing out to join them, although BetVictor have five sides priced between 2/1 and 4/1 to drop to the Championship, including the newly promoted Hull City and Cardiff. Hull are priced at a seemingly generous 2/1, and despite their good start to the campaign, Steve Bruce’s men have had a reasonably easy start to the season, especially at home.
At the business end of the table, the contenders are beginning to make their presence felt, with Southampton perhaps the surprise team to be in the top four, although it is somewhat doubtful whether they’ll be there for too long.
Although Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side weren’t able to add to their impressive run of twelve consecutive away victories at West Bromwich on Sunday, they still go into the international break sitting proud at the top of the table. Paddy Power consider them worthy of 5/1 to win a title race that, should the opening seven games be anything to go by, may be the most open for many a year.
After overcoming Everton, Manchester City still remain favourites at 11/5 to regain the title, whilst neighbours Manchester United are 6/1 following their victory over struggling Sunderland.
Crystal Palace suffered with their injury-hit squad but failed to disgrace themselves against a rampant Liverpool as Brendan Rodgers’ men finished with a victory and 16 points from their opening 7 games. The Anfield boss must be confident that his team now have a chance of Premier League glory after so long. The Merseyside club enter the break level on points with Arsenal and priced 7/1 to claim the title.
Consistency is the key word at Chelsea, and now that Mourinho has started his second tenure at Stamford bridge the fans will be expectant to say the least. The 3/1 price reflects the optimism that exists at The Bridge, and no-one can rule them out at this stage.
A bit of an eye opener at St.Mary’s where Pochettino’s Southampton team sit side by side with Chelsea on 14 points in fourth place, however they remain a better bet to be relegated at 33/1 than they are to claim the Premier League title at 500/1. They are 4/7 for a top 10 finish, with Paddy Power offering 15/2 for finishing the season in the top 6.
Andre Villas-Boas and his Spurs men were thumped by West Ham and suffered the embarrassment of being booed off the pitch by their own fans. The early signs weren’t bad for Tottenham despite the loss of Gareth Bale to Spanish giants Real Madrid, however their defeat by their London neighbours on Sunday may indicate that their European exploits could have an impact on their domestic title ambitions. For a spot in the top 4 they are priced at 5/4 and for the title priced at 12/1. Don’t rule them out though.
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