The fight for relegation in English Premier League is one of the most intense, every season, across the years. To put things into perspective, the relegation battle is as seriously fought as the battle for European Champions League qualification places. Teams, which till that time look dead and buried, find motivation to put it across top teams. The relegation fight is no different this season.
As things stand after 35 games, Burnley are at the bottom of the standings with 26 points while QPR are above them with 27 points. Sunderland have 33 points but have a game in hand. Hull City (34 points), Leicester City (34 points), Newcastle United (35 points) and Aston Villa (35 points) are yet to be considered safe.
Of these teams, Burnley and QPR look sure to get dropped to the Championship. It would take a miracle for them to beat the drop. Leicester seems to have found a new motivation and energy over the past four match days. Bettors also give credence to this fact and think that Leicester have done enough to beat the drop. Bet365 offer odds of 9,0 for Leicester getting relegated. The recent form of Newcastle should drive their fans crazy because they are in the midst of an 8 match losing streak. The odds of Newcastle getting relegated are 6,50 offered by bet365.
Hull City may have eased some of their concerns with a win over Liverpool but they are yet to call themselves safe. The fixtures against Burnley, Tottenham and Manchester United appear a little tricky. The potential six-pointer against Burnley should be the big ticket to safety for Hull. Bet365 offers odds of 5,0 for Hull getting relegated. Sunderland are in bigger danger and odds of 1,67 offered for their relegation indicate the relegation danger they are in.
The tussle to stay in the Premier League gets intense in the coming weeks. The lucrative benefit of sponsorship money, which is only going to increase next year, is just one of the reasons to stay up. The pride of the club and the lure of playing week-in week-out with the top teams definitely motivate. What should help you in strategizing is our expert take on betting tips and betting strategies. Make sure that you get the cutting edge with the best of our analyses.