The Terriers claimed the final spot in the top flight at Wembley but the bookmakers believe they’re the team most likely to be relegated next season
Now that the line-up of teams for the next Premier League season is confirmed, punters can start to assess where the value lies in the range of outright markets that are already priced up.
dabblebet have already got markets available on the winner, top four places and relegation where Huddersfield Town, winners of the play-off final at Wembley on Sunday, are 4/7 (1.67) favourites to make an immediate return to the second tier.
That’s understandable given their relative inexperience in the Premier League, this will be their first ever campaign in the division and of the three promoted teams their squad is the weakest.
David Wagner will therefore certainly have a challenge on his hands to strengthen their options enough to stay up, especically with the likes of Aaron Mooy and Izzy Brown returning to their parent clubs having played key roles in the promotion.
The Terriers were the first team to be promoted from the Championship with a negative goal difference and while their determination to battle though both play-off ties on penalties was admirable, it shows that they have the biggest task on their hands to remain a top-flight team at this stage
Brighton come next in the relegation market at 5/4 (2.25) with the Seagulls also making their debut in the Premier League next season. Chris Hughton has done an impressive job on the south coast and while their squad will need some work, their price suggests plenty of more established sides are just as likely to struggle.
One of those is Burnley, whose heavy reliance on their home form sees them also priced at 5/4 (2.25) for the drop, a price surely not helped by manager Sean Dyche being linked with the vacant Crystal Palace role.
The Clarets surpassed expectations last term but the bookmakers clearly believe it could be another tricky task this time around for the side who picked up just seven points away from home and won just two games from February onwards, finishing on exactly 40 points.
Watford’s appointment of Marco Silva could be quite a coup but the Hornets are still only 6/4 (2.50) for the drop after their 17th placed finish while Swansea are a fraction bigger in the betting at 7/4 (2.75) after an impressive escape under Paul Clement over the past few months.
Newcastle complete the treble of promoted teams, albeit priced at 7/2 (4.50) with the general consensus seeming to be that Rafael Benitez will be able to attract a significant calibre of player to St James’ Park and will be given money to do so after their title winning campaign.
Next in the relegation betting come Bournemouth and Crystal Palace, both 9/2 (5.50) with West Brom listed as 6/1 (7.0) chances despite finishing the season in 10th under Tony Pulis, a manager who has never suffered a Premier League relegation in his career.