Huddersfield Town defied their many critics and managed to avoid dropping back into the Championship at the end of last season, however the omens aren’t looking too good for David Wagner’s men right now with the Terriers sitting four points adrift at the bottom of the Premier League table after twenty-one league games. The West Yorkshire outfit have lost each of their last nine games in all competitions with their latest disappointment being a 1-0 FA Cup defeat away to Championship side Bristol City on Saturday afternoon and things restarting to look pretty bad at the John Smiths Stadium.
Wagner’s men have collected a measly ten points thus far and the bookmakers are of the opinion that there is no way back for them, William Hill Bookmakers offering best odds of 1/10 that they make the drop back into the second tier of English football.
It’s slightly less clear just who will be joining them in the Championship next season but Fulham are certainly making life hard for themselves at the moment, the Cottagers sitting second-from-bottom with fourteen points to their name. Defensively, boss Claudio Ranieri has managed to improve things at Craven Cottage although his men were thrashed 4-1 by Arsenal last week and a subsequent 2-1 defeat at home to Oldham Athletic will hardly have boosted confidence in a side which are 8/13 to drop into the second tier next term.
Burnley have managed to string together a three-game winning run with victories over West Ham United, Huddersfield Town and Barnsley (FA Cup), however they remain very much in the danger zone and the bookmakers still have them chalked-in at odds-on to suffer relegation at the end of the campaign.
Cardiff City were the early-season favourites for the drop and they looked as though they were going to prove their doubters correct with some dreadful performances in the early weeks of the season. They have been showing signs of improvement in recent weeks but inconsistency is keeping them within spitting distance of the bottom three in the league table and the Bluebirds are also odds-on at 4/5 to make the drop in May.
Premier League Relegation – William Hill Odds
1/10 – Huddersfield Town
8/13 – Fulham
8/13 – Burnley
4/5 – Cardiff City
11/4 – Newcastle United
5/1 – Southampton