19/20 Premier League Relegation Betting Tips
While most of the focus will be on the Premier League title race, the battle to avoid relegation is often a lot closer and more dramatic. Realistically, the whole bottom half is normally not safe from relegation until the last few games of the season, so one big result could completely change the outlook of the table. This year, the 3 promoted teams (Norwich, Sheffield United and Aston Villa) are unsurprisingly tipped to go back down. Stats show that at least one of them will be relegated - all 3 promoted teams have only stayed up 3 times in the Premier League. The usual pack of teams will be behind them as they try to make the next step into the top half.
Sheffield United - 2/3 To Get Relegated
Last Season’s Finish - 2nd (Championship)
Manager - Chris Wilder
Top Scorer - Billy Sharp (23)
Prediction for 19/20 - 20th
Sheffield United are back in the Premier League after 12 years in the lower divisions Led by Chris Wilder, Sheffield have managed to go from League One to the Championship in just 3 seasons. They have mostly stuck with a core of players including club legend Billy Sharp who impressed again last season. The 33 year old scored 23 Championship goals last season but he will need to improve again if he will keep Sheffield United in the league. Around him, there is a lot of unproven talent who have succeeded in the lower leagues, but never in the Premier League. Their transfers will be vital but in reality, no one is expecting them to stay in the top flight. Chris Wilder has already done an unbelievable job at Bramall Lane but keeping them in the Premier League will surely be the highlight of his career. As much as people might like them to stay up, it would be a huge surprise if they managed to stay out of the bottom three.
Norwich City - 10/11 To Get Relegated
Last Season’s Finish - 1st (Championship)
Manager - Daniel Farke
Top Scorer - Teemu Pukki (29)
Prediction for 19/20 - 19th
Norwich were the runaway winners of the Championship last season, after spending 3 years in England’s second tier. Norwich were in the top 3 for 30 consecutive weeks and spent 21 weeks at the top of the table. Teemu Pukki led the whole league in scoring with 29 goals, leading the line for Daniel Farke’s side. After a few years of inconsistency, Farke has spent the last 2 years at Carrow Road and will hope to continue his stay in Norwich. But, there is a question of how the squad will step up to the Premier League. There are only a handful of players with Premier League experience, however they have tried to bolster their ranks. Patrick Roberts and Ralf Fahrmann have both been coups on loan but they might not give them the quality they need to stay in the Premier League.
Burnley - 8/5 To Get Relegated
Last Season’s Finish - 15th
Manager - Sean Dyche
Top Scorer - Ashley Barnes (11)
Prediction for 19/20 - 15th
Barring the 16/17 season, Burnley are typical Premier League strugglers and it looks like being another uneventful season at Turf Moor. Sean Dyche is probably one of the safest managers in the league and without him in recent years, Burnley would surely have already been relegated. They don’t really have the quality of some of the team’s around them, but still consistently survive in the top flight. Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes were the only two players with over 5 goals in all competitions and goalscoring has always been Burnley’s biggest problem. If goalscoring has been a problem, their strong defence should comfortably keep them up. Last season, Burnley started slowly after an early Europa League start, meaning they won 3 games before Christmas. Without that distraction, they should be alright and 8/5 is a very short price for them to fall to the Championship.
Brighton - 2/1 To Get Relegated
Last Season’s Finish - 17th
Manager - Graham Potter
Top Scorer - Glenn Murray (13)
Prediction for 19/20 - 18th
Brighton came dangerously close to relegation last season and only survived because of Cardiff’s failure to win games at the end of the year. Similarly to Burnley, goalscoring is a real issue for Brighton. Glenn Murray was the top scorer, but he can’t be expected to still carry the burden this year. The Seagulls went 6 games without a goal near the end of the season and only scored 12 times in 2019. But unlike some of their competitors, they don’t have a strong defence to rely on. Graham Potter comes to the AMEX with limited experience and given his time at Swansea, they can’t expect to sure up their defence. They will have a more defined style of play, with Potter preferring a slower build up. But without someone in the box, their build up will be for nothing and they will be hit on the counter, as Swansea so often were last season. Without that main striker, Brighton will be in serious trouble and their short stint in the Premier League could come to an end.
Aston Villa - 2/1 To Get Relegated
Last Season’s Finish - 5th (Championship)
Manager - Dean Smith
Top Scorer - Tammy Abraham (26)
Prediction for 19/20 - 16th
Backed by Dr Tony Xia and his consortium, Aston Villa are already one of the bigger spenders in the league. They’ve almost broken their transfer record to bring in Wesley Moraes from Club Brugge, as well as adding Tyrone Mings and Matt Targett on permanent deals. That already takes their summer spending over £60m with more deals being linked every day. Like Norwich, this will be Villa’s first season in the Premier League in 3 years. They have managed to keep some players with Premier League experience, but their key players will be ones that need to take the step up. Jack Grealish, Connor Hourihane and Scott Hogan all impressed in the Championship and if they can continue that form then Villa will surely be safe.
Newcastle United - 16/5 To Get Relegated
Last Season’s Finish - 13th
Manager - Steve Bruce
Top Scorer - Ayoze Perez (12)
Prediction for 19/20 - 17th
Newcastle come into the season without the 3 things that made them tick last season. Rafael Benitez has left after failing to agree a new deal, Ayoze Perez has gone to Leicester and Salomon Rondon has followed his former boss to Dalian Yafang. Steve Bruce is the man who has come in to replace Benitez but how will he set up after hardly lighting the managerial world on fire in recent years. The Ayoze Perez money has been spent on Hoffenheim striker Joelinton, but he has never played as a lone striker before. In past years, he has played as part of a front 3 or 2, so it will be interesting to see how Newcastle line up next season. More transfers have been rumoured but heading into the last week of the transfer window, they are without any reinforcements and it will be a close call with relegation this season.
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