Queens Park Rangers are 3/1 to be relegated this season; that is something you should put your money on, if you are thinking of placing a bet on football, this autumn.
With a terrible start to the new campaign, the wheels are soon going to fall off at Loftus Road.
Boss, Mark Hughes, will be sacked before Christmas at this rate, as owner, Tony Fernandes, loses patience with a man who seems incompetent, despite the wealth of talent now at the club.
Michael Laudrup’s Swansea side dismantled Rangers on the opening day of the season 5-0 at Loftus Road, and the Swans, who had a special introduction to the Premier League last season, are now 9/1 to finish in the top six.
With the addition of Michu, the £2million man has replaced Joe Allen with ease in Swansea’s midfield, and Laudrup is continuing the free-flowing football that flourished under Brendan Rodgers with aplomb.
A confident victory at home to West Ham – who can be backed at 9/4 to be relegated – shows the class that is oozing through the Liberty Stadium.
The Hammers, meanwhile, need to get themselves a centre forward who can actually find the net, unlike the currently misfiring Carlton Cole, or that 9/4 price will become very enticing.
Aston Villa are 12/5 for relegation and those odds should get plenty of money exchanging hands.
The Villains simply haven’t been the same since Martin O’Neill left the club, a decision that the owners must surely be regretting, and it looks like the latest gaffer to take the reigns – Paul Lambert – is out of his depth.
He was fantastic at Norwich but the Canaries are a small club and the pressures of Villa Park are clearly a step too far for the Scot.
Villa, QPR and West Ham will all be plying their trade in the Championship next season. You read it here first!