Surprise relegation odds emerge after NUFC suffer disastrous deadline day while others improve

Norwich, Crystal Palace, Watford and Burnley may have enjoyed successful ends to the transfer window, but the bookies believe all four are more likely to go down than Newcastle United this season.

The Canaries are the favourites to go down at 8/13, having lost each of their opening three games.

That said, they’ve spent over £50m this summer and ended deadline day on a high, singing reported Toon targets Ozan Kabak and Mathias Normann, along with highly-rated duo Billy Gilmour and Brandon Williams on loan.

Surprisingly, Crystal Palace are currently second favourites to go down (6/5) according to Bet Victor, despite spending over £60m this summer and securing the signing of highly-rated Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard on deadline day.

Watford and Burnley come next, being joint third in the relegation picture at odds of 11/8.

The latter outspent NUFC this summer, signing Maxwel Cornet before Tuesday’s deadline, while Watford brought in former Mag Moussa Sissoko from Spurs and beat Aston Villa 3-2 on the opening day of the season.

Here’s the relegation odds in full (via Bet Victor), with the bookies having us down as FIFTH favourites for the drop at 13/8:

  1. Norwich – 8/13 or 1.62
  2. Crystal Palace – 6/5 or 2.20
  3. Watford – 11/8 or 2.38
  4. Burnley – 11/8 or 2.38
  5. Newcastle – 13/8 or 2.63
  6. Brentford – 3/1 or 4.00
  7. Southampton – 3/1 or 4.00
  8. Wolves – 9/2 or 5.50

Interesting that Brighton are rated way down at 14/1 – a bold move from the bookies given they’ve never finished higher than 15th, with their last three seasons seasons them end up in 16th, 15th and 17th in the table.

Brentford’s odds also highlight how much they’ve impressed in their opening three games, with them yet to be beaten and only conceding one goal so far.

Southampton are priced at the same odds as the Bees, probably due to the fact they lost key trio Danny Ings, Jannik Vestegaard and Ryan Bertrand over the summer.

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