Fulham now as short as 1/50 to be relegated

Fulham now as short as 1/50 to be relegated

A Friday night defeat to West Ham puts Fulham at 1/50 to return to the Championship

With Huddersfield Town now at 1/1000 to be a Championship club next season, two other places remain, where a lot of teams are fighting for their own survival. One of the most unnerved sides is Fulham, who are now eight points from safety with very little chance of crawling their way into the top seventeen of the Premier League.

A lot of football fans keep tabs on Premier League Relegation odds to the same extent as they do with teams who could win the league or reach the top four. Huddersfield Town have only been able to take eleven points from twenty-seven games, making sense of why they’re so adrift from the rest of the division, but with Fulham only six points ahead, the situation of The Cottagers is close to being equally as dangerous.

Bookmakers doubt any chance of Fulham surviving the drop this season

From all bookmakers still kind enough to price up Fulham’s Premier League Relegation odds, Bet365 are the most generous, offering odds of 1/16. You’ll find odds as short as 1/50 on some bookmaker websites, with BetVictor being the most reputable example to drift as far, presenting how little chance they see of Fulham in their hopes of a second successive term in the top tier.

Kicking off the season at 6/4, it seemed unlikely that Fulham would find themselves back in the Championship after one attempt back in the Premier League. Odds went as large as 5/1 after an uncertain but promising start to life back in the Premier League, only dropping below EVENS after a disappointing 3-0 home defeat to Bournemouth.

A goalless draw to Newcastle United at the end of 2018 had Fulham’s Premier League Relegation odds falling to 1/2, and matters have only worsened, winning just two games since that point. The Cottagers moved to 1/3 after losing to a second string Tottenham Hotspur side, moving to 1/4 after losing to Crystal Palace, and 1/10 after losing at home to Manchester United. As things stand, the 1/16 odds are likely to change again soon, with their midweek away game with Southampton being crucial in the fight for safety.

Fulham Tim Ream

The main issue for The Cottagers has been their complete inability to defend.

Claudio Ranieri not able to save Fulham

The magic of Claudio Ranieri’s Premier League title win with Leicester City was expected to return when the Italian took charge of Fulham, but they look no different to when Slavisa Jokanovic was manager, overseeing a side that look destined to make an immediate return back to the Championship after just one season away.

It’s not even as if they hadn’t strengthened their squad over the summer, improving their standard to include more players capable of competing in a major football league. Highly-rated midfielder Jean Michael Seri joined from Nice, defensive midfielder Andre Zambo Anguissa joined from Marseille, defender Alfie Mawson joined from Swansea City, and the club were also able to sign former on-loan striker Aleksandar Mitrovic on a permanent deal.

Several other transfers included Andre Schurrle, Sergio Rico, Ryan Babel, Luciano Vietto, Calum Chambers, and Havard Nordtveit but to no avail, with the club now reaching a point in the season where they’re running out of time to pick up enough points to keep hold of their position in the Premier League into the next term.

Slavisa Jokanovic Fulham

The knee-jerk sacking of Slavisa Jokanovic was expected to change Fulham’s fortunes, but there’s been no reaction under Claudio Ranieri.

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