Relegation Predictions for Premier League 2018-19
It’s still very early days in the new season of Premier League and it’s almost impossible to predict what would happen in May. However, that doesn’t stop bettors from trying their luck on end-of-the-season betting markets such as ‘Relegation’.
Based on teams’ performances in opening three rounds of the league, we have picked three likely relegation candidates for this season. A lot can change in the coming weeks, but we predict these three sides facing difficulties in surviving the fall.
The Bluebirds are arguably the weakest side in Premier League this season. Additionally, in Neil Warnock, they have a manager who has done well at the Championship-level, but he has not enjoyed much success in the top-tier.
Cardiff’s last spell in the top-tier also lasted for only one season as they were relegated at first-time asking in 2013-14. Thus, they are a rather safer bet in this market at their best odds of 4/9 at William Hill.
The Welsh side have yet to win a game this season, and they have managed only two goals. However, they have a couple of points on board due to back-to-back goalless draws against ten-men sides – Newcastle United and Huddersfield Town.
The Terriers survived their first season in Premier League despite managing a below-par point-total of 37. A lot of sides around Huddersfield have considerably strengthened their squads in the summer, and we feel that the Terriers would struggle this season. In the market, they are second-favourites to get relegated at their best odds of 8/13 at Betfair.
Huddersfield haven’t made the best of starts to their season. Like Cardiff, they also remain winless following four rounds of games. Huddersfield struggled to score goals last season, and it appears that the problem still persists as they have managed just one in three games this season. The solitary strike came in the 7-1 humiliation at Manchester City.
Newcastle United are a risky bet as they have a proven manager in Rafa Benitez. However, the Magpies have struggled in the first four weeks, and it seems like they are going to have a difficult time this season. Newcastle refrained from spending money in the summer market, and their most expensive purchase was Yoshinori Muto at around €10million.
Benitez has had to work with limited funds in his Newcastle job, and it won’t be any different this year. The Magpies are available at 4/1 odds with BetVictor.