Wolverhampton FC. Pictured: Wolves huddling before a match
- Newly promoted Cardiff are the favorites to be relegated in their first season back in the Premier League
- Wolverhampton are also newly promoted, but 10 other clubs have better chances of being relegated
- After barely surviving in the Premier League, Southampton are 9-1 to be relegated next season
Every Premier League season, the three teams with the lowest point totals are relegated to the lower division (England Championship). In return, three teams from that division are promoted into the Premier League, so there are constantly new teams shuffling in and out of the league.
Last season the three newly promoted teams were Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield, and all three managed to avoid relegation and stay in the Premier League for the 2018-19 season.
The three newly promoted teams for the 2018-19 season are Fulham, Cardiff City and Wolverhampton.
Here are the latest odds to be relegated via Skybet:
Cardiff has the best odds to be relegated at 5-6, followed by Huddersfield (11-8) and Watford (2-1).
It’s incredible to see 12 clubs with odds of 9-1 or better to be relegated, showing just how vulnerable a bulk of the league is.
Burnley are an intriguing bet at 10-3 despite finishing in seventh last season. They severely overperformed in the league last year and are due for regression. They also qualified for the preliminary rounds of the Europa League, and those added matches could hinder their place in the EPL standings.
It’s still too early to make any predictions, but I’ll be keeping my eyes on every club over the summer as player transfers and injuries will surely change projections. You can also check out odds to win the 2018-19 Premier League here.