Premier League - who's for the drop when the season resumes?

Tipsters Review - 27-Mar-2020

 

Premier League - who's for the drop when the season resumes?

 

The battle for the Premier League title is really no battle at all when the season finally manages to resume. While Manchester City might still have a mathematical chance, bookmakers have them at 100/1, while Liverpool are 1/1000 on – assuming you can get any bookie to take your money at all.

 

At the opposite end of the table, however, things are far more interesting. Only six points separate the bottom five clubs. If you’re missing the weekly opportunity to put a pound or two down, you essentially have two choices. Either forget the football, channel your inner James Bond and explore the best live casino offers or look a little more long term and take a punt on the season outcome.

 

Norwich need a miracle

 

Seven points short of the safety zone, it is little surprise that The Canaries are favourites to return to Championship football next year. In fact, according to The Telegraph, they need a miracle to stay up. Odds of 1/16 on equates to a 94 percent probability of relegation. That surprise victory over Leicester at the end of February prompted some hopes of a great escape, but defeat at the hands of fellow promotion side Sheffield United a week later brought fans back to reality with a bump. Realistically, they need to win at least six of their last nine games to have any hope.

 

Aston Villa

 

Norwich yoyoing back down will not come as any big surprise. Villa, however, were seen by many as returning to where they belong when they were promoted at the end of last season. The problem this year is most of the talent that got them promoted disappeared out the door last summer. Bookies have Villa 4/11 on for the drop, and there are fixtures to come against Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool. However, there is hope and the last match of the season against West Ham could end up being something of a playoff decider.

 

West Ham

 

So what of the Hammers? It started so well, and back in October, West Ham were fifth in the table. Mid season, everything fell apart, both on and off the pitch. However, this is a team that has a habit of scraping through – just look at what happened last year. The bookmakers clearly think that 3-1 win against Southampton at the end of February could prove decisive, as they have a superior goal difference to the other teams on 27 points. They are a 2/1 shot for relegation.

 

Bournemouth

 

Another team with a knack of just surviving at the top, Bournemouth are even money with most bookies. The past 10 games have yielded only seven points, so this is one team that should be relishing the opportunity to regroup. The Cherries never have a problem scoring goals, but with fixtures against both Manchester teams in the final weeks, it will be vital to shore up the defence and grab every point available.

 

Watford

 

The Hornets might be on the same number of points as Bournemouth, but that’s where the similarity ends. Here’s a team that was languishing at the foot of the table a couple of months ago, but has been rejuvenated by the arrival of Nigel Pearson. They have scored twice as many points as Bournemouth in the last 10 games, and seem destined for safety.

 


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