Premier League Relegation Odds
Three teams are eliminated from the Premier League each season. The competition, which is the top flight of English football, was set up in 1992 to replace the old Football League First Division.
Premier League relegation odds are available at the start of the season regarding who will be relegated from the league. Generally, the three sides that are promoted from the Championship in the previous campaign are usually at the top end of the market.
During the opening Premier League campaign in 1992/1993, Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest all lost their place in the top flight. Palace were unfortunate to go down as they were level on points with Oldham but their goal difference was worse.
In 1995, four clubs were relegated from the league at the end of the season following a change in the system. Crystal Palace, Norwich, Leicester and Ipswich rewarded backers of relegation during that year as they were demoted.
The number of teams in the Premier League was reduced from 22 to 20 for the 1996/1997 season. That ensured that there were just three clubs once again to drop down a division when they finished in the relegation zone. Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest fell away after 38 games due to having the lowest points tally in the league.
Blackburn started the season at large odds during the 1998/1999 campaign to go down. They were relegated four years after winning the Premier League title for the first time in their history.
Manchester City also caused a surprise when they were relegated at the end of the 2000/2001 season. They did later return though to win the title in 2012 in dramatic circumstances as a last minute goal in their final fixture gave them the points they needed for the trophy.
In 2008, Derby finished with the lowest points total in Premier League history. They were heavy favourites to go down in the betting at the start of the campaign and picked up just 11 points from their 38 games. They won one match and drew eight to reach that total. Their goal difference was -69 after their completed ties.
Newcastle were another big and established club to be relegated from the Premier League in 2009. They finished 18th that season, occupying the final relegation spot. It did not take them long to return though, as they were promoted as winners of the Championship in the following season.
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