As the 2022-2023 Premier League season kicks off with its high-pitched and tension-soaked stadiums, the battle for survival among some clubs will surely get messier as usual. As giants battle for the title and top 4 finish, the minnows will likely be trapped and dragged in the relegation battle.
Pundits have already begun mapping out and analyzing the likelihood of clubs falling into the relegation battle. The elephants like Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, and Man United cannot be dragged into the relegation battle.
Futballnews looks at clubs with the biggest odds of facing the relegation battle as the 2022-2023 Premier League season kicks off.
Bournemouth were promoted into the 2022-2023 Premier League after they finished second in Championships last season. A superb performance by the Scott Parker-led team. Bournemouth’s chances of surviving the 2022-2023 Premier League are very low despite a good Championship run. They have been tipped to go for relegation this season. According to POINTSBET, Bournemouth leads the relegation struggle with the highest odd of -200.
The Craven Cottage team is second on the chart of teams that will likely be relegated at the end of the 2022-2023 Premier League season. They are a newly-promoted side. Fulham’s odd of being relegated is pegged at +125. Fulham are the champions of the 2022-2023 Championships Campaign.
Nottingham Forest are another newly-promoted team with the same odds as Fulham (+125) to go on relegation at the end of the season. Nottingham gained promotion to Premier League through Championship play-offs.
Leeds United are the first Premier League side that immediately follow the newly-promoted teams. Leeds did not have the best of the 2021-2022 Premier League Campaign but gave a good account of themselves. The Jesse Marsch team is more likely to be drawn into the relegation battle. Their survival odds stand at +200.
Brentford are 5th on the chart with 275 points. Brentford pulled a strong performance in the 2021-2022 Premier League Campaign finishing 13th on the log with 46 points. They have been tipped to join the relegation battle this time with their survival odds standing at +250.
Southampton are another Premier League team that may likely join the relation battle as the 2022-2023 Premier League kicks off. The Saints have not had a good Premier League campaign recently. Last season, they were 5 points above relegation and finished 15th on the log with 40 points. Their survival odds stand at +275.
Everton narrowly escaped relegation last season. A dramatic come-back win against Crystal Palace retained the Merseyside club in the top flight. They finished in the 16th position with 39 points. This season, the tides may not change for the Frank Lampard-led team. They may likely join the relegation battle with their survival odd pegged at +300.
Wolves were the last team on the top half of the log last season. They finished strong, amassing 51 points to make it to the 10th position on the table. Nevertheless, they have been tipped to join the relegation battle this season. Their survival odds stand at +500.