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Ahead of what looks to be carnage, we’ve lined up some Premier League relegation odds and picks for your punting pleasure. The skirmish for survival should be as cutthroat as usual, though there are already some definite standout prices in the markets. All three newly promoted sides stayed up in the Premier League last season, which has been a rarity in recent years and it will be interesting to see if a super-smart club like Luton Town can follow in the footsteps of Brighton and Hove Albion and Brentford.
We’ve performed a deep dive into the Premier League relegation odds for the season to find the best angles and most-tantalising prices on the Premier League outrights markets, which you can read below.
Everton to be relegated
Everton secured their top-flight status on the final day of the campaign with a 1-0 triumph at home to Bournemouth, but with boardroom uncertainty leaving them hamstrung in the transfer market, the Toffees face the prospect of starting the new season with an even-weaker squad.
The Blues were the lowest-scoring team in the Premier League last term (34 goals) and with the tactically-reserved Sean Dyche unlikely to get them going in the final third, a first relegation since 1951 could finally be in the works.
Ashley Young and Arnaut Danjuma have come through the door so far, at the time of writing, with the latter certain to add some attacking flair to an otherwise fairly uninspiring contingent. Dyche will be keen for them not to rely on Jordan Pickford’s reflexes as much as they did last season, and the former Burnley manager will likely produce a well-organised and resilient defensive unit.
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Sheffield United to be relegated
Paul Heckingbottom led Sheffield United back to the Premier League after just two years in the Championship wilderness, however, the Blades will have another crack at the top tier with largely the same set of players that were relegated from the division in 2021.
With a limited summer budget, United lack the clout to attract recruits of genuine quality during the transfer window and the side that lost 11 times in the Championship in 2022/23 should find the going extra tough in the star-studded Premier League. Ownership uncertainty has limited their kitty to strengthen their ranks this summer, and though they have a strong core of leaders in the dressing room, the Championship was not of a relatively high standard last term, survival looks to be an uphill task and the Premier League relegation odds reflect that.
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Luton, Everton and Sheffield United to be relegated
While top-flight debutants Luton offer little to chew on at 1/3 to go down on their own, a combined treble featuring the Hatters and previous Premier League relegation picks Everton and Sheffield United could work at a far-tastier price.
Over the last 20 years, more than half of the Championship’s playoff winners have been relegated at the first time of asking and Luton’s current squad really does look ill-equipped to cope with the rigours of Premier League football.
Town notched just 57 times in 46 Championship fixtures last season and they failed to score completely in almost a quarter of their assignments. Their lack of oomph in the final third should be even more noticeable in 2023/24.
The Hatters have mastered the EFL transfer market in recent seasons and have established a clearer long term view than most. They would be comfortable with being relegated, but in a sustainable way, so that they could go again in stronger fashion in the Championship next season. It will be interesting to see how effective the additions of Chiedozie Ogbene, from Rotherham United, Mads Andersen, from Barnsley, and Tahith Chong, from Birmingham City, are in the top-flight.
Take on our Premier League relegation odds treble below.