With Blackpool currently riding high in the Premier League, and Liverpool occupying one of the relegation positions, punters and bookies could well be forgiven for scratching their heads in wonder as to which team they should be backing to be one of the unfortunate three that will not be playing Premier League football next season.
Even though minnows Blackpool have enjoyed a fantastic start to the season, bookies have failed to react and the Seasiders are still a very short price to spend just one season in the Premier League. With this in mind, punters looking to put football bets on Blackpool may well be wiser having a look at their final league position, rather than simply betting that they are going to be relegated.
One bet which rival fans might enjoy getting involved with is backing Liverpool to complete their fall from grace by joining the likes of Cardiff City in the Championship next season, an occurrence that, despite all the troubles both on and off the pitch at Anfield, bookmakers still believe is an unlikely scenario, which therefore leaves betting fans with some rather tempting odds, even if they are not Premier League tips for relegation.
With the likes of Wigan and Wolves still not presenting punters with great odds for failing to avoid the drop, one side that does hold a far greater appeal, and also offers a reasonable chance of punters seeing a return on their money, is Newcastle United. Although they’ve started the season well enough, they are yet to convince bookies that they are not one of the likeliest sides to be relegated.