Promoted pair among 2017/18 Premier League relegation tips
FootyOn experts give 2017/18 Premier League relegation tips on the eve of the new season, with two promoted teams taken to struggle.
It’s the market nobody wants to be fancied in; relegation.
But three teams losing Premier League status at the end of every season is a fact that cannot be ignored.
With the new campaign kicking off on Friday, August 11, we look at who could struggle?
Read on as we reveal our 2017/18 Premier League relegation tips…
More often than not, the Championship play-off winners are pre-season favourites to go straight back down the following season.
This term is no different and the Terriers are odds-on at 4/6 with Sky Bet for Premier League relegation.
David Wagner’s West Yorkshire outfit have broken their transfer record several times this summer, but none of their 10 transfer window additions are proven at this level.
While Huddersfield defied the odds and earned promotion when tipped to struggle last term, their luck may run out.
All the new faces need to gel and that could be too many ifs, buts and maybes.
Brighton and Hove Albion
The Seagulls have been dreaming of Premier League football for a long time.
Chris Hughton has made that a reality, but the real challenge having brought Brighton into the top-flight is how to keep them there?
Eight senior summer signings at the Amex Stadium do not include an out-and-out striker.
That means Albion are relying on veteran frontman Glenn Murray for goals and French winger Anthony Knockaert for inspiration.
It is a huge ask for these names and other unproven players to step up, leaving the Seagulls at 5/4 with Paddy Power to go down.
Sean Dyche has seen star striker Andre Gray sold to Watford and top defender Michael Keane moved to Everton, leaving the Clarets stuck battling the drop.
Replacing either of these key components at respective ends of the Turf Moor pitch will be tough and the transfer clock is ticking.
If they are repeatedly raided like this, then Burnley’s battle is a perpetual one.
Dyche’s summer dealings, meanwhile, have been for solid players like Phil Bardsley, Jack Cork and Jon Walters.
Another new season and another new head coach at Vicarage Road, as Marco Silva succeeded Walter Mazzarri.
The Hornets constant chopping and changing in the dugout is bound to catch up with them sooner or later.
This pending Gray deal notwithstanding and their recruitment of an all-English midfield (Tom Cleverley, Nathaniel Chalobah and Will Hughes), Watford have too little continuity season-on-season.
If the Vicarage Road dressing room and dugout have revolving doors in them, and stability cannot be established, then the Hertfordshire side are always going to feature among Premier League relegation tips.
Sky Bet go a best-price 15/8 that the Hornets can’t beat the drop, and remember Silva couldn’t save Hull City last season.
Far be it from us to be prophets of doom, but the Swans may just be losing Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente away from relegation.
Paul Clement owes his attacking duo an awful lot for saving the South Wales side from the drop last term.
The Liberty Stadium was far from stable last term with three different head coaches, and recruitment has been very low key this summer.
Roque Mesa may be a smart midfield addition, but must step up alongside Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham, who was prolific in the Championship.
Swansea won’t have much time to replace either Sigurdsson or Llorente if they cash in, so they look overpriced at top odds of 3/1 with BetVcitor to go down.
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