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Premier League 2016-17 relegation odds - Sunderland and Middlesbrough favourites for the drop

Jon Wilde 14 Mar 2017
  • The 2016/2017 Premier League season is approaching its climax
  • Here's the latest odds to be relegated to the Championship
Fabio Borini of Sunderland is tackled during a pre-season friendly match against Rotherham United (credit: Getty Images)

Sunderland’s 10-year stay in the Premier League is expected by the bookmakers to end this season, with the layers believing one of their regular escape acts will elude them.

The last time Sunderland started and finished a season with the same manager was when Steve Bruce was in charge in 2010-11 and although David Moyes looks like being afforded more time to turn things around than some of his predecessors, his side remain entrenched in the drop zone.

The Wearsiders are clear favourites for relegation after losing 10 of their last 15 league matches and failing to score a goal in five of the latest six.

Crystal Palace turned to Sam Allardyce after sacking Alan Pardew and will hope the former England manager can maintain his record of never having been relegated from the top flight after keeping Sunderland up last season, with back-to-back wins over Middlesbrough and West Brom having boosted the Eagles’ cause.

In contrast, Middlesbrough have slid into the drop zone and after a run of 10 league matches without a victory they are second from bottom of the table and second favourites to go down.

Hull are the third favourites for relegation and two points above Boro and five clear of Sunderland in the bottom three. The Tigers sacked manager Mike Phelan only three days into 2017, replacing him in the hotseat with former Sporting Lisbon and Olympiakos head coach Marco Silva.

Abel Hernandez (left) of Hull City in action during a pre-season friendly match against Scunthorpe United (Getty Images)
But despite having no previous experience in English football, Silva appears to have generated some improvement in the Hull team and their greater organisation since his arrival is giving them a chance to get out of trouble. 

Swansea City have also changed managers, in their case for the second time this season with Francesco Guidolin and Bob Bradley now having been replaced by Paul Clement.

The Welsh club are now fifth favourites to go down having moved up to 16th position with five victories in eight games, one of which was against Leicester who are still in danger of following their incredible title success by being relegated the very next season!

Like Hull, Burnley returned to the top flight at the first attempt last term and are making a very good job so far of ensuring 2016-17 will not be a fourth consecutive campaign when they end up heading into a different division.

Sean Dyche’s side were among the early relegation favourites but have worked their way into a comfortable mid-table position purely as a result of their home form, their nine victories at Turf Moor being more on their own pitch than any other team outside the top seven.

2016-17 Premier League relegation best odds


    1/8 Sunderland (Betfred)
  4/11 Middlesbrough (Netbet)
  8/11 Hull City (BetStars)
    2/1 Crystal Palace (Sportingbet)
    4/1 Swansea City (Betfair Sportsbook)
    8/1 Leicester City (BetStars)
  16/1 Bournemouth (Betfair Sportsbook)
  16/1 Burnley (Betfred)
  20/1 Watford (Betfair Sportsbook)
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Premier League 2016-17 relegation odds - Sunderland and Middlesbrough favourites for the drop

Sunderland’s 10-year stay in the Premier League is expected by the bookmakers to end this season, with the layers believing one of their regular escape acts will elude them.

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