Life has not been kind to the trio of clubs that got promoted to the Premier League last season and as we hit the month of October, two of them have yet to win a game. They dominate the market to be relegated from the top flight as we review the latest betting prices here on Betfred…

Premier League Relegation Odds 23/24:

  • Sheffield United – 1/5
  • Luton Town – 1/4
  • Burnley – 15/8
  • Everton – 15/8
  • Bournemouth – 9/4
  • Wolves – 4/1
  • Nottingham Forest – 5/1
  • Fulham – 5/1
  • Brentford – 14/1
  • Crystal Palace – 16/1
  • West Ham – 66/1
  • Chelsea – 66/1
  • Aston Villa – 500/1
  • Brighton – 500/1

*Prices correct as of 10:30 AM, Monday 2 October, 2023

It was always going to be a tough campaign for Paul Heckingbottom and Sheffield United but in their first three games, they only lost by a single goal in each one and that included giving the Champions an almighty scare. A point in an entertaining match against Everton was followed by an agonising defeat at Spurs where they led going into added time.

A week later though and the world seemingly caved in as Newcastle United strode into Bramall Lane and plundered eight and looked like they could score every single time they passed the halfway line.

It wasn’t like Eddie Howe’s side were in outstanding form either, they just found the home side completely lacking. It was an embarrassing display and after a 2-0 loss at West Ham at the weekend, Betfred now make them the shortest-price to go down at 1/5.

They replace Luton, who many were already pondering out loud whether they were going to be the worst side in Premier League history. Well, they got a massive three points on Saturday when they went to Goodison Park and beat their relegation rivals Everton.

Rob Edwards’ side currently sit outside the drop zone and they play their game in hand on Tuesday night when Burnley face a trip to Kenilworth Road. That is another relegation six-pointer and should the home side make it back-to-back wins, that 1/4 price will lengthen considerably.

Speaking of Burnley, both they and Everton can be backed at 15/8 to start the 24/25 season as Championship clubs. Vincent Kompany’s side are good on the ball and were extremely unlucky not to get their first win of the season at the City Ground when an iffy handball decision cost them what would have been a winner.

The problem they have is clearly scoring goals. They are the lowest scorers in the division with just four from six games. Someone needs to step up and score 10 to 12 to give them at least a chance.

As for Everton, they have Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who if fit, can score the goals the Toffees need to once again survive and move into their new stadium as a Premier League club. Life has not been good for fans of the club in recent years and that home defeat to Luton is a worrying sign that a season of struggle awaits. Personally though, the 15/8 is too short and the next club on the list are much better value.

That club is Bournemouth, who have yet to win a game since surprisingly sacking their manager. Gary O’Neil did an outstanding job to keep the Cherries in the top-flight last year and his departure shocked many.

It should be noted that their defeats have come to the likes of Liverpool, Spurs, Brighton and Arsenal, four clubs playing in European competition this year but concern is still high on the south coast. They face Everton on Saturday and if we see a winner, it will surely shake up the odds.

After being unceremoniously dumped by Bournemouth, Gary O’Neil turned up in the Midlands and has already got a tune out of a weak squad at Wolves. With two wins already under their belt, including a 2-1 win over Manchester City, they look good enough to just about hover above the bottom gaggle of clubs.

Pedro Neto is key and if the Portuguese winger can stay fit and keep up his recent spell of good form, big teams will come calling in the January transfer window.

Both Nottingham Forest and Fulham can be backed at 5s and like Wolves, I think they are good enough to survive. The loss of Alexsander Mitrovic is a bit of a blow for Marco Silva’s side as Raul Jimenez still doesn’t look like the same player since that horrific injury suffered whilst playing for Wolves. I’m not sure he’s the man who’ll score the goals to keep them up, so it’ll need to be more of a team effort.

For me the top five in the market are the teams to key in on. The promoted trio will get a lot of love in the betting as none of them have looked great since their summer arrival in the Premier League. If you want to back the treble of Sheffield United, Luton Town and Burnley to go down then that is currently available to back at 3/1 with us right here at Betfred.

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