Premier League relegation odds: Magpies still fancied for drop
Premier League relegation odds and contenders
Norwich secured their first win of the Premier League season over the weekend but Daniel Farke’s reward was to be sacked a couple of hours later.
Saturday’s 2-1 victory at Brentford temporarily lifted the Canaries off the foot of the table although they were back on the bottom rung following Newcastle’s 1-1 draw at Brighton.
City are 1/6 to make an immediate return to the Championship and with the final international break of the season upon us, we’re taking a look at the contenders to go down and their Premier League relegation odds.
City had scored only three goals and taken just two points from their opening 10 games prior to Saturday’s win in west London but the pause in the Premier League calendar has given them time to make the right appointment to replace Farke.
Norwich City can confirm that head coach Daniel Farke has left the club with immediate effect.
Full statement ⬇️#NCFC
— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) November 6, 2021
Norwich not only have the worst attack in the Premier League but they also have the leakiest defence – a lethal combination which must improve if they are to beat the drop.
With games against Southampton, Wolves and Newcastle coming immediately after the international break, Norwich will hope to develop some momentum whoever is placed in charge.
Claudio Ranieiri was appointed as the man to replace Xisco Munoz but three defeats in four since his appointment mean Watford are 8/15 second favourites to rejoin Norwich in the Championship.
The Hornets stunned Everton 5-2 in their first away away game under the Italian on the back of a Josh King hat-trick but failed to score in their other three games, so unless they start to find the net more regularly a return to the second tier looks inevitable.
The initial euphoria of Newcastle’s takeover by a Saudi-led consortium has given way to the reality of a relegation scrap.
Eddie Howe replaced Steve Bruce as manager on Monday and his first task will be to get a first win on the board.
Brentford, Norwich and Burnley all visit St James’ Park in the next few weeks, so the Magpies have the chance to get off the mark but they are 11/10 in the Premier League relegation odds.
The Clarets remain in the bottom three but just one defeat in six suggests they are starting to turn the corner.
Burnley drew 1-1 at leaders Chelsea on Saturday and boss Sean Dyche has been waxing lyrical about his side’s performances in recent weeks, so Premier League relegation odds of 11/8 on them going down may start to drift soon.
The Bees head into the international break in 14th place and six points clear of the bottom three on the back of a fourth successive defeat, the last two coming against relegation rivals Burnley and Norwich.
💬 “We are irritated and frustrated to have lost four in a row, but it’s important to look at our performances. We need to work a bit harder to get the margins on our side.”
— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) November 6, 2021
Despite Saturday’s defeat by Norwich, manager Thomas Frank said: “One thing’s for sure, we played well in three of the last four games we lost…When we perform as we have done there is no need to change the system.”
The west Londoners, 7/2 in the Premier League relegation odds, face another bottom-three side on their return to action with their trip to Newcastle one of five potentially winnable games.
Best of the rest
Resurgent Leeds drew 1-1 with 2016 champions Leicester in a match they possibly should have won looking at the expected goals data.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men have taken eight points from a possible 15 to move up to 15th in the table which has seen their relegation odds drift to 9/2.
Thank you for the memories, Dean. pic.twitter.com/PfcSpncqHh
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) November 7, 2021
Five successive defeats saw Dean Smith axed as Aston Villa manager on Sunday and they are priced at 5/1 to go down, although the potential returns of Danny Ings and Douglas Luiz from injury could lift the mood after the break.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication