Relegation Fodder: The Premier League Sides Facing The Drop

The Premier League is four games into the season, and it’s back in style with full houses and it all to play for. At the top end of the table there are a number of teams vying for the title, while at the bottom there appears to be a longlist of sides who will be battling to avoid the drop.

While we are only at the beginning, come April and May there will be a number of Premier League teams hoping luck is on their side, almost like NZ online pokies where one spin could change your fortune, or in this case it could be one decision, one deflection, one mistake. But who are the teams that perhaps won’t enjoy that fortune and will be plying their trade in the Championship next term?

Norwich City

Norwich have yet to get off the mark in the league yet following promotion last season. Daniel Farke’s men were always facing an uphill battle and have made a significant number of signings to try and stay in the division.

It’s fair to say that they haven’t had the easiest of starts though, so results so far are perhaps not a fair reflection having played Chelsea, Manchester City, Leicester and Arsenal. Still, at 8/13 to go down with the bookies, it’s not looking good for the Canaries.


Watford had a superb start to the season, beating Aston Villa in their opener. However, results have taken a turn since and they are 10/11 to go down following four games.

They have signed relatively well, bringing in the experienced heads of Danny Rose and Josh King, but a number of others may prove risky, almost like putting all on black in the best Australia online casino. If the wildcard signings pay off though, Watford may well get ahead of some of their relegation rivals.


Is Burnley’s time up in the top flight? The bookies think so pricing Sean Dyche’s men at 5/4 to be relegated. Dyche has worked wonders down the years but lack of investment could spell the end for the Lancastrian side.

They faced a mad six minutes against Everton which really cost them, and have picked up just a point so far this season against an albeit good Leeds side.

Burnley do have a way of surviving though, so we certainly wouldn’t write them off.

Newcastle United

For the past few seasons many pundits have been writing Newcastle off, and it’s the same again for Steve Bruce’s Magpies.

They were thumped against Manchester United last weekend and have only picked up a point against Southampton so far. Fans are already fearing the worst and it’s hard to disagree. They’re priced at 11/8 to go down, and this one feels like it’s worth backing.

The Worst of the Rest

Both Brentford and Crystal Palace are tipped to struggle according to the bookies, although both have enjoyed relatively solid starts to the season having picked up five points apiece. The newly promoted Bees are at 5/2 to go down, with Patrick Vieira’s Palace at 9/4.

Southampton could be ones to watch at 7/2 while a wildcard for the drop could be Leeds United. Marcelo Bielsa’s men naturally know how to entertain but have picked up just two points and looked vulnerable at the back. They should be fine, but of course, with Leeds you never know.