Relegation odds Premier League 2014
Just like Premier League title challenge is always interesting, same can go for the relegation battle. Most of the clubs that get themselves relegated are strong teams, filled with great professionals but simply there are stronger teams. Wigan Athletic, the current FA cup winner became the first club to win the FA Cup and be relegated in the same season. With this relegation, Wigan’s run finally came to an end, as they were the only team that were never relegated from the Premier league. The next 2013/2014 season will be interesting in many ways and one of them definitely is the relegation battle. In the most cases teams that enter the top league level are the first favorites of getting eliminated again and in this article we will take a look at some of those teams.
For the first time in history we will have two teams from Wales in the Premier league. Cardiff City earned promotion for the first time since 51 years, but the statistics show that they are the “favorites” for relegation. Despite their success in the championship level, it is still highly visible that the difference between the quality of the leagues really huge is. With that being said, Cardiff have to be very careful if they are to avoid relegation. New season begins and Cardiff should quickly as possible forget their domination in the League Championship. Cardiff will have to bring some quality reinforcements for the coming season and only then, they could be involved in the relegation battle.
Hull City will return to the Premiership after being absent for couple of seasons. Hull City enter the Premier league for the second time after they finished second in the Championship season. They were very much of Cardiff at the top of the table and their position as a promoted team was on thin ice the last round of the Championship. We think that Hull will most likely face a tough battle to stay in the league and without several good signings their position in the strongest league of the world will definitely be in jeopardy. Most bookmakers in the world see them as main favorites for the relegation, but that might be Hull’s greatest asset. The fact that no one believes they have what it takes to remain in the top division, means they can play casually and without much pressure.
From a relatively uncertain team, Norwich City transformed from regular relegation-battles to a stable middle-table Premier league team. Their manager Chris Hughton brings the best out of this team and is probably the main reason why Norwich breath easily for the past two seasons. However, as competition improves, Norwich City will be on the hit again and their Premier league status will come into question. Remaining in the league will be the main objective for the Canaries this season and with much belief and hope, helped with some signings, there should be no problem achieving that feat for Norwich.
It is clear however that the relegation teams are just as hard to guess like the champions favorite. Who would have thought that in 2012/2013 season Queens Park Rangers will be relegated so convincingly, especially after making some great signings in the transfer window before. Much can happen during a season and a bit longer stint of bad results can get any team in danger of relegation and I am sure that the race for salvation will most likely be opened until the very few last games of the coming season.
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