NOTTINGHAM FOREST and Bournemouth are favourites to be relegated next season.
That’s according to the latest odds released by Betfair, who’ve priced the promoted pair at 8/11 to finish in the bottom three.
Two of the three promoted sides were relegated in the 2021-22 campaign with Norwich, Watford and Burnley dropping into the Championship.
But it’s a quick turnaround with around 50 days until the new 2022-23 season starts on August 6th.
It will include a six-week mid-season break to accommodate the World Cup in Qatar with the final round of fixtures to be played on the final weekend in May.
But who are the favourites to be relegated?
Nottingham Forest are 8/11 to be relegated next season after they defeated Huddersfield in the Championship play-off final.
Steve Cooper’s side will play top-flight football for the first time in 23 years — 8,414 days since Forest were relegated in 1999.
Premier League relegation odds: 2022-23
- Nottingham Forest: 8/11
- Bournemouth: 8/11
- Fulham: 11/10
- Leeds: 5/2
- Brentford: 11/4
- Southampton: 7/2
- Everton: 9/2
- Crystal Palace : 5/1
- Wolves: 5/1
- Brighton: 8/1
- Aston Villa: 8/1
- Leicester: 14/1
- Newcastle: 20/1
- West Ham: 20/1
However, Forest will need to recruit wisely with Djed Spence, Keinan Davis, Philip Zinckernagel, and James Garner, who all started the play-off final, returning to their parent clubs.
The Premier League fixtures were announced today with Forest starting away against Newcastle at St James’ Park.
They then face West Ham (H), Everton (a) and Tottenham (H). Their final three games are against Chelsea (a), Arsenal (H) and Crystal Palace (a).
Bournemouth (8/11) have also been tipped to struggle under Scott Parker, with their opener a home visit of Aston Villa.
Championship winners Fulham start their campaign against Liverpool and are offered at 11/10 as all three promoted sides dominate the top of the betting market.
Betfair think Leeds, who escaped relegation on the final day, will have another tricky season with Jesse Marsch’s side at 5/2 to be relegated.
It could be second-season syndrome for Brentford, especially if Christian Eriksen doesn’t commit to staying, and that’s perhaps why they are priced at 11/4.
Southampton (7/2), Everton (9/2) and Crystal Palace (5/1) follow next, while Wolves (5/1), Brighton (8/1) and Aston Villa (8/1) are the last at single-figure prices.
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