Premier League Teams in Danger of Relegation in 2019-20

With the new English Premier League season upon us, fans are hopeful that this season brings a title race as compelling as the one we witnessed last spring. There’s a tremendous amount of focus on all the betting odds for the 2019-2020 Premier League season.

But it’s important not to forget about the other end of the table. There are plenty of teams that think they can win the title, but there are also just as many teams just trying to stay in the top flight. Let’s take a look at some of the teams that would be happy just to avoid relegation this season along with their future betting odds to win it all.

Aston Villa

After spending three seasons in the Championship, Villa won the Promotion Playoffs last spring to get back to the Premier League. They hold a fair amount of Premier League experience, especially after adding former Burnley goalie Tom Heaton over the summer.

Midfielder Jack Grealish also has a chance to become one of the EPL’s breakout stars. However, whether they stay up could come down to whether they can score enough goals, particularly from new addition Wesley, a Brazilian who excelled at Club Brugge the last few seasons.

The betting odds are so bad for Aston Villa to win the EPL this season they aren’t even listed at most sportsbooks.

Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton barely survived last season, prompting a change of manager. Graham Potter has taken over after one year at Swansea, but now he’ll have to navigate the Premier League for the first time.

The Seagulls didn’t make any high-profile signings over the summer, so it’ll be up to Potter to mold the same group of players into a squad that isn’t in a relegation battle late in the season. Bookmakers have Brighton listed as 1500/1 odds to win the EPL this season.

Burnley

It’s hard not to praise Sean Dyche for the job he’s done at Burnley since 2012. But the Clarets finished 15th last season, so there’s a little concern heading into this campaign. The good news is that Burnley is solid at goalie with Joe Hart and Nick Pope and has a competent center back tandem in Ben Moe and James Tarkowski.

The hope is that the return of Jay Rodriguez can give the Burnley attack enough of a boost to sit comfortably mid-table. Burnley is one of the largest underdogs listed to win the EPL at 2000/1 odds.

Newcastle United

The Magpies did as well as could be expected by hiring Steve Bruce as manager after Rafa Benitez left. But this is still a club with some uncertainty a few years after getting relegated down to the Championship for a season.

Top goal scorers Ayoze Perez and Salomon Rondon have both left the club, and no one else scored more than four goals for Newcastle last season. That means Dwight Gayle and new signing Joelinton have to find the back of the net for the Magpies to avoid a relegation battle.

The betting odds of Newcastle United winning the EPL this season are 1000/1.

Norwich City

The Canaries will be confident after winning the Championship last season. However, while the club has gained promotion on multiple occasions over the past decade, they’ve struggled to stay up.

To change that trend, Norwich has done a nice job of adding over half a dozen players over the summer to help boost the overall talent in the squad. They got a great boost last season from the addition of Finish striker Teemu Pukki, who will play a massive role in trying to keep Norwich up this season.

Norwich City is listed at most bookmakers around 2000/1 odds to win the entire league this season.

Sheffield United

As recently as the 2016-17 season, Sheffield United was down in League 1. They’ve had a meteoric rise under manager Chris Wilder, but now they face the ultimate challenge of staying up in the Premier League. Most oddsmakers have the Blades listed as the club most likely to be relegated.

The addition of longtime Everton center back Phil Jagielka will give Sheffield some much-needed Premier League experience. But the club is severely lacking in top-flight experience outside of Jagielka and a couple of others, which is a concern. In other words, Sheffield United will have their work cut out for them if they want to stay in the Premier League.

Sheffield United may be the largest underdog in the field at 2500/1 at most online sportsbooks.