We are now almost a third of the way through the English Premier League season, and while most of the discussion involves the teams who can win the league, the teams at the other end of the ladder are battling for survival after less than impressive starts to their campaign. UBET takes a look at the betting to date for the relegation battle.
Aston Villa (5 points - 20th) were backed in from $4.50-$3.50 before a ball was even kicked this season. They were wound in to $1.65 after their loss at home to Stoke on October 4, and are now $1.44 to drop to the Championship.
Sunderland (6 points - 19th) began the season at $3.00, but with just a single win from their 12 matches to date they are now outright favourites to be relegated at $1.25, thus ending their eight season stint in the top flight.
Bournemouth (8 points - 18th) were tipped to drop straight back down to the Championship from the start, opening at $1.95. After a few early season wins punters could have taken $3.50 prior to their game against Watford on October 4. But four consecutive losses since has them now two points from safety and $1.75 to be relegated.
After finishing 15th last season, Newcastle (10 points - 17th) opened the season at $5.50 to be relegated. Following a 6-1 thumping at the hands of Manchester City - which left them winless from eight matches - they were backed in to $2.10. As it stands they're safe by two points after two recent wins and have consequently floated out to $2.75.
It is no secret how poorly Chelsea (11 points - 16th) have begun this campaign. From a betting stand point they have been backed in from $501-$151 after their loss to Liverpool on October 31. They have now floated back to $201 - not surprising considering you would expect them to turn the corner eventually.
Other big moves include surprise packets Leicester City who opened the season as one of the favourites ($3.50) to be relegated, but are now out to $151 after their improbable Vardy-inspired start. Watford were also hotly tipped to move straight back down at $1.75, but after 16 points from their opening 12 games, they're now steady at $8.00.
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