Odds to Bet On | Premier League relegation battle
The Premier League title race has gone down to two clubs while the top-four race is all but done with only one outside club having a chance of upsetting the odds, but the race for survival is wide open despite there being only eight games left for most clubs.
There are just four points separating 13th and 18th, so eight clubs can still go down – Wolverhampton Wanderers, West Ham United, Bournemouth, Leeds United, Everton, Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Southampton. But who according to Bet365 is the odds on for the drop?
Wolves (14/1 to be relegated, 1/33 to not be relegated)
Remaining fixtures: Brentford, Leicester, Crystal Palace, Brighton, Aston Villa, Man Utd, Everton, Arsenal
Wolves are four points clear of the drop zone and have a favorite couple of games to secure their survival – Brentford are winless in four games ahead of their Molineux clash while Leicester are 18th and without a win in eight outings.
Should the Old Gold come out on top in both games, they could have 37 points after 32 games which should be enough to keep them out of trouble.
West Ham United (14/1 to be relegated, 1/33 to not be relegated)
Remaining fixtures: Arsenal, Bournemouth, Liverpool, Crystal Palace, Man City, Man Utd, Brentford, Leeds, West Ham
West Ham are three points (30) above the bottom three (27) and have won two of their last three games, so they’re also odds on to stay up. David Moyes’ side may not pick up many points when they face Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City and Man Utd, but they should secure their survival after facing Bournemouth, Leeds and West Ham.
Bournemouth (5/2 to be relegated, 2/7 to not be relegated)
Remaining fixtures: Tottenham, West Ham, Southampton, Leeds, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Man Utd, Everton
Bournemouth are three points clear of the relegation zone and have won three of their last five in the league, so they’re in great shape to stay up. Despite the Cherries having the worst defensive record (57) and third-most defeats (16), they have a great chance of survival when games against West Ham, Southampton and Leeds to come
Leeds United (10/3 to be relegated, 1/5 to not be relegated)
Remaining fixtures: Liverpool, Fulham, Leicester, Bournemouth, Man City, Newcastle, West Ham, Tottenham
Leeds are only two points clear (29) of the relegation zone and have lost two of their last three games, so they’re in trouble.
The Whites have a tough run-in with five top-half sides to play, but they could give their survival hopes a major boost if they beat Leicester and Bournemouth. Leeds’ penultimate league game against West Ham may be vital.
Everton (7/4 to be relegated, 2/5 to not be relegated)
Remaining fixtures: Fulham, Crystal Palace, Newcastle, Leicester, Brighton, Man City, Wolves, Bournemouth
Everton are level on points with the bottom three but have only lost one of their last five games, so they-re in good shape to stay up.
They have five bottom-half sides to face, so Sean Dyche’s in-form men have plenty of opportunities to amass points. The Blues only picked up four points against the quartet earlier in the season, however, so survival isn’t 100% guaranteed.
Nottingham Forest (4/11 to be relegated, 2/1 to not be relegated)
Remaining fixtures: Man Utd, Liverpool, Brighton, Brentford, Southampton, Chelsea, Arsenal, Crystal Palace
Forest are in the relegation zone on goal difference and have lost four of their last five games, so they’re in big trouble. The Reds have a difficult run-in with four top-four sides in a row, coupled with Chelsea and Arsenal sandwiched between Southampton and Palace, so it’s hard to see them picking up enough points.
Leicester City (4/6 to be relegated, 6/5 to not be relegated)
Remaining fixtures: Man City, Wolves, Leeds, Everton, Fulham, Liverpool, Newcastle, West Ham
Leicester are two points adrift of safety and have lost seven of their last eight games, so they’re also in danger of the drop. The Foxes have a chance to rectify the situation with a three-game run against sides 13th and below in the table, so the next few weeks should determine their future.
Southampton (1/7 to be relegated, 9/2 to not be relegated)
Remaining fixtures: Crystal Palace, Arsenal, Bournemouth, Newcastle, Nottingham Forest, Fulham, Brighton, Liverpool
Southampton are four points adrift of safety and have lost three of their last four games, so it’s hard to see the Saints staying up. Rubén Sellés’ side only have three bottom-half sides to face in the league, so they probably don’t have enough winnable games to climb out of the relegation zone.