The Premier League pauses for breath this week as international football takes centre stage, and it’s a good time to take stock of what we have seen this term.

In particular, those clubs at the bottom will be able to try and regroup in order to keep themselves up. I’ve taken a look at the betting market to try and figure out who will go down come May.

Premier League Relegation Tips: 

  • Bournemouth to be relegated @ 13/8
  • Burnley to be relegated @ 7/4

Bournemouth to be relegated @ 13/8

Luton Town and Sheffield United are both just 1/6 to be relegated at this early stage. Those short prices are fairly brutal given the Hatters aren’t even in the relegation zone, with both teams having been written off already. The Blades are yet to win a game and were hammered 8-0 by Newcastle United at Bramall Lane, so the signs aren’t good for the newly-promoted outfit. 

However, the minuscule prices available on those two teams do allow us to explore bigger prices elsewhere. In particular, Bournemouth have caught the eye as a struggling outfit this term. The decision to sack Gary O’Neil in the summer in favour of Andoni Iraola hasn’t paid off yet, and the Cherries are also without a win in eight matches. 

The moment this turned from a slow start into a worrying trend was arguably at Goodison Park. Bournemouth were second best in a 3-0 hammering by Everton, who are themselves hoping to avoid the drop this season. With Wolves, Burnley and Sheffield United to come in their next five, results have to improve sharpish for Bournemouth. Further defeats could see Iraola’s spell in charge end before it has even begun. 

Burnley to be relegated @ 7/4

Sheffield United and Luton have taken an awful lot of heat this season as the newly-promoted strugglers, but it seems to have avoided Burnley. This is despite the fact that the Clarets sit in the bottom three below the Hatters, and they’ve only won one game so far this season. 

Vincent Kompany is clearly being given the benefit of the doubt, and Burnley have had a tough fixture list at the start of the season. However, if they continue to lose games against ‘easier’ teams on paper when the football resumes, the price on them to go straight back down will drastically shorten. They seem to have a lot of style without a cutting edge at this moment in time, and their only win of the season came against Luton. This slow start could quickly develop into something worse. 

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