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Premier League Relegation Battle Hots Up
Written on Tuesday 21st April, 5:13 am by admin
Barclays Premier League logoThe battle to avoid relegation in the Barclays Premier League is hotting up after Leicester City managed to secure a third win a row with a 2-0 win at home to Swansea City to move off the foot of the table for the first time since November.

Leicester City's upturn in form means Burnley have now dropped to the bottom of the table on 26 points from 33 games. QPR are 19th with 26 points from 33 games but ahead of Burnley on goal difference. Leicester City occupy the last relegation place with 28 points from 32 games. Hull City are the side hovering just above the relegation zone in 17th place with 28 points from 32 games but with a more superior goal difference than Leicester City.

QPR are the firm 1/7 favourites for to go down with Sky Bet in their relegation market. The bookmaker then has Burnley listed as the second favourites at 4/11 with Hull City ranked as the 4/5 third favourites despite currently being placed outside of the relegation zone.

Other teams still being considered for the drop by Sky Bet include Sunderland at 10/11, Leicester at 15/8, Aston Villa at 10/1, Newcastle at 40/1, and West Brom at 66/1 in what is fast becoming one of the most dramatic survival battles in Premier League history.

Paddy Power is offering a relegation treble for those punters that think they can accurately predict the three teams that will be relegated. The trio of Burnley, QPR, and Sunderland is the favourite combination for relegation with Paddy Power at 9/4. The threesome of Burnley, Hull City, and QPR is the close second favourite at 13/5. Other combinations for relegation being offered by the Irish bookmaker include Burnley, Leicester, and QPR at 6/1, Hull City, QPR, and Sunderland at 6/1, and Burnley, Hull City, and Sunderland at 12/1.

A market for the lowest scoring Premier League team is also being offered by BetVictor. Aston Villa are the clear 4/5 favourites having only scored 24 goals in 33 games. Sunderland are the second favourites at 9/4 after scoring 25 goals in 32 games. Finally, Burnley are listed at 3/1 having scored just 26 goals in 33 games.

The next round of Premier League fixtures on Saturday 25th April, 2015 could go a long way to deciding the fate of the clubs in the relegation battle. Burnley take on Leicester City at Turf Moor, Hull City must travel to the in-form Crystal Palace, Newcastle entertain Swansea at home, QPR face an poor-performing West Ham United at Loftus Road, West Brom host Liverpool, and Sunderland go to the Britannia Stadium to play Stoke City.
 



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