Premier League relegation odds: Promoted clubs favourites for drop
The 2021/22 Premier League fixtures have been announced and we are taking a look at the favourites to be relegated.
Norwich have been handed an incredibly tough start to the season and are 10/11 to make an immediate return to the Championship while Brentford kick off their campaign at home to Arsenal.
The season gets under way on August 14 so let’s look at the Premier League relegation odds for the new campaign.
Killer start for Canaries
The Canaries finished six points clear at the top of the Championship but the Premier League has not done them any favours after announcing the fixture schedule.
Daniel Farke’s side welcome 9/2 second favourites Liverpool to Carrow Road on the opening day and it does not get any easier with a trip to champions Manchester City followed by clashes with Leicester and Arsenal.
Watford, like Norwich, are back in the top flight after a year’s absence and they are slight favourites at 5/6 to finish in the bottom three.
Liverpool, Manchester City, Leicester City, Arsenal and Watford are our first 5️⃣ opponents! pic.twitter.com/0LdR4jvjTB
— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) June 16, 2021
The fixture list has been a lot kinder to the Hornets, who begin with a home match against Aston Villa with Brighton, Tottenham, Wolves, Norwich and Newcastle to follow, so a good start will be imperative for Xisco’s men.
Brentford are back in the top flight for the first time since 1947 and the west London club are unsurprisingly 10/11 with Norwich to go down.
The Bees also have a reasonable start with Arsenal, Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, Brighton and Wolves making up their first five opponents, so head coach Thomas Frank will also be hoping to get a few points on the board before they face Liverpool on September 25.
— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) June 16, 2021
Of the non-promoted teams, managerless Crystal Palace are the favourites in the Premier League relegation odds at 9/4.
Not only has Roy Hodgson left the club but they have 15 players out of contract, including Gary Cahill, Patrick van Aanholt, Andros Townsend, Jeffrey Schlupp, Scott Dann, Mamadou Sakho and Joel Ward.
A new defence looks to be the priority for whoever takes the reins at Selhurst Park.
📆 2021/22 @premierleague fixtures are here!
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) June 16, 2021
Burnley, 5/2 in the Premier League relegation odds, have new American owners but will they splash the cash to boost a small squad?
The Clarets started last season with several players out injured and picked up just one point from their opening six fixtures but Sean Dyche will be hoping to get off to a good start against Brighton on August 14.
Southampton were top of the Premier League for the first time after they beat Newcastle 2-0 in November but a terrible run meant they finished sixth from bottom.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) June 16, 2021
The Magpies were two points clear of safety with nine games left but took 17 points to finish in 12th place.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication