2020-21 Premier League Relegation Futures

Posted By Alex Blowers on February 23, 2021

Two weeks ago, I thought the relegation battle was over. Fulham, West Brom, and Sheffield United all looked destined for the Championship, and the fight for survival was settled for another season. That was before Scott Parker’s side went on a four-game unbeaten run collecting 8 points and propelling themselves up the Premier League table towards safety.


Fulham’s momentum has dragged four clubs back into the Relegation Battle. If Southampton wins their game in hand against Leeds United, they’re probably safe for another season.

Here are their odds for Relegation from the Premier League:

  • Southampton +6600
  • Burnley +700
  • Brighton +1100
  • Newcastle +140
  • Fulham -110
  • West Brom -5000
  • Sheffield United -5000


Let’s start with the bottom two. They’re both dead and buried, and it’s pointless backing them unless you’re a billionaire. Even then, a $5 million bet would only win you $100,000.

Southampton looks to be safe after drawing 1-1 with Chelsea to end a five-game losing streak where they conceded 18 goals. That bad spell coincided with a host of injuries, and those players are starting to return. Four of their next seven opponents are fellow relegation strugglers Sheffield United, Brighton, Burnley, and West Brom. A couple of wins should see them retain their Premier League status and allow Ralph Hasenhüttl to focus on the FA Cup.

Burnley +700 is sitting 6 points clear, but that could all change by the time March’s International Break comes around. They face Tottenham, Leicester City, Arsenal, and Everton in their next four games and could very well lose all of them. This is Burnley’s fifth consecutive season in the league, and they know how to survive. I think Sean Dyche will keep them up one more time and move on in the summer and deserves a chance at a bigger club. Next season will be the time to back them for relegation as they spiral out of control in Dyche’s absence.

Graham Potter’s side is playing well but failing to turn those good performances into points. They lost 2-1 on Monday evening after seeing 74% possession and registering 25 attempts on goal to Crystal Palace’s 3. At the very least, they should have walked away with a point, and Christian Benteke’s 95th-minute goal is the kind of slip-up that can cost you come the end of the season. At +1100, I would put a little money on Brighton with West Brom, Leicester, Southampton, and Newcastle up next. A few bad performances could see them in real danger.

I think Fulham will stay up. Scott Parker’s side has lost just four of their last sixteen games, drawing eight, winning three, conceding 14 goals, and keeping five clean sheets. Two of those victories have come in the last three games, which signifies that they are progressing into a side that can turn those draws into wins. I really like their front four of Ivan Cavaleiro, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ademola Lookman, and Josh Maja. We will see them improve as we move into the final stages of the season.

I became a Newcastle fan after being amazed by Kevin Keegan’s Entertainer’s back in 1995/96. Those days and Bobby Robson’s reign at the turn of the millennium seem a lifetime ago. Apologies for ranting, but Mike Ashley’s choice to keep the club in the Premier League with the minimum level of resources so he can sell at the highest price has sucked the soul out of the club. At this point, I would take relegation if it meant a change in ownership.

It’s now twelve defeats in sixteen for Steve Bruce, and he would probably be out of a job already if he were at a club with a pinch of ambition. Callum Wilson has been the focal point of their attacks, and his hamstring injury is a massive blow. The 28-year-old has scored 10 goals and provided 5 assists in 21 appearances and will be out until April 3rd at the earliest. The closest player to him is Miguel Almirón, with 4 goals and 1 assist.

With a lack of firepower available in the final third and Bruce’s questionable tactical choice’s there’s a good chance we will see The Magpies returning to the Championship.

Recommendation – Newcastle represent the best value at +160 | I like a little small change on Brighton at +1100


In the US, you can legally bet on soccer in New Jersey, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.

For New Jersey, we recommend DraftKings Sportsbook NJ or FanDuel Sportsbook.

Alex Blowers Avatar
Written by
Alex Blowers

Betting advice for the Premier League, Bundesliga & Serie A! Twitter - @AlexJBlowers

View all posts by Alex Blowers
Privacy Policy