Norwich odds-on for drop

Sky Bet make Norwich odds-on for relegation from the Premier League following their defeat to Fulham.

Last Updated: 12/04/14 at 21:20 Post Comment

The table and fixture list make worrying reading for Norwich

The table and fixture list make worrying reading for Norwich

Sky Bet make Norwich odds-on for the drop following their defeat to Fulham in Saturday's crunch game at the bottom of the Premier League.

Norwich could have opened an eight-point gap between themselves and Fulham with a win but instead went down 1-0 to a goal by Hugo Rodallega.

They are now just two points outside the relegation zone and with four tough fixtures remaining - they host Liverpool and Arsenal and must head to Manchester United and Chelsea - the bookies make them more likely than the Londoners to go down.

Norwich were cut to 4/9 for the drop, while Fulham's odds drifted to evens.

Cardiff also boosted their hopes of survival with a 1-0 win at Southampton - they are now three points from a position of safety. They were pushed out for relegation but at 2/7 are still very much expected to be playing Championship football next season.

Crystal Palace are now considered all but safe after a 1-0 win over Aston Villa - their relegation odds were moved out to 50/1.

Villa and West Brom, who blew a three-goal lead in their 3-3 draw with Spurs, will still have relegation fears but at 13/2 and 18/1 respectively, the layers expect them to survive.

In the top-four betting, Everton were trimmed again after moving into fourth for the first time in months.

A 1-0 win at Sunderland, who now looked doomed, saw them go two points clear of rivals Arsenal. Both sides have five games remaining.

Everton are now 11/10 but Arsenal, with the easier-looking fixture list, are 8/11.

The Gunners reached the FA Cup final on Saturday evening with a 4-2 win on penalties over Wigan and are Sky Bet's 1/4 favourites to lift the trophy.

Hull follow in the outright betting at 4/1 ahead of the second semi-final against Sheffield United, who are available at 16/1, on Sunday.


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Meanwhile, Sky Bet make Wolves 16/1 to follow up their promotion from League 1 by winning the Championship next season.

Kenny Jackett's men ensured their return to the second tier of English football with a 2-0 at Crewe leaving Brentford as the only side capable of denying them the title.

Sky Bet go 4/1 that Wolves make amends for back-to-back relegations with successive promotions, considering them serious contenders in next season's Championship campaign.

Odds of 8/15 for a top-half finish suggests the online bookmaker expect them to be looking up rather than down next season, while pessimists can get odds of 14/1 on an immediate return to League 1.

Relegation run-in

SUNDERLAND (Pld 32 Pts 25 GD -25)

Apr 16 - Manchester City A
Apr 19 - Chelsea A
Apr 27 - Cardiff H
May 3 - Manchester United A
May 7 - West Brom H
May 11 - Swansea H

CARDIFF (Pld 34 Pts 29 GD -34)

Apr 19 - Stoke H
Apr 27 - Sunderland A
May 3 - Newcastle A
May 11 - Chelsea H

FULHAM (Pld 34 Pts 30 GD -40)

Apr 19 - Tottenham A
Apr 26 - Hull H
May 3 - Stoke A
May 11 - Crystal Palace H

NORWICH (Pld 34 Pts 32 GD -27)

Apr 20 - Liverpool H
Apr 26 - Manchester United A
May 4 - Chelsea A
May 11 - Arsenal H

WEST BROM (Pld 33 Pts 33 GD -11)

Apr 21 - Manchester City A
Apr 26 - West Ham H
May 4 - Arsenal A
May 7 - Sunderland A
May 11 - Stoke H

SWANSEA (Pld 33 Pts 33 GD -4)

Apr 13 - Chelsea H
Apr 19 - Newcastle A
Apr 26 - Aston Villa H
May 3 - Southampton H
May 11 - Sunderland A

ASTON VILLA (Pld 33 Pts 34 GD -14)

Apr 19 - Southampton H
Apr 26 - Swansea A
May 3 - Hull H
May 7 - Manchester City A
May 11 - Tottenham A

HULL (Pld 33 Pts 36 GD -6)

Apr 19 - Arsenal H
Apr 26 - Fulham A
May 3 - Aston Villa A
May 6 - Manchester United A
May 11 - Everton H

CRYSTAL PALACE (Pld 33 Pts 37 GD -15)

Apr 16 - Everton A
Apr 19 - West Ham A
Apr 27 - Manchester City H
May 5 - Liverpool H
May 11 - Fulham A

WEST HAM (Pld 33 Pts 37 GD -7)

Apr 15 - Arsenal A
Apr 19 - Crystal Palace H
Apr 26 - West Brom A
May 3 - Tottenham H
May 11 - Manchester City A

Top-four run-in

EVERTON (Pos 4th Pld 33 Pts 66 GD +22)

Apr 16 - Crystal Palace H
Apr 20 - Manchester United H
Apr 26 - Southampton A
May 3 - Manchester City H
May 11 - Hull A

ARSENAL (Pos 5th Pld 33 Pts 64 GD +16)

Apr 15 - West Ham H
Apr 19 - Hull A
Apr 28 - Newcastle H
May 4 - West Brom H
May 11 - Norwich A

  • Posted at 2105 BST on 12/04/2014.


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