Odds released for Huddersfield Town’s 2019/20 Championship campaign

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Huddersfield's Championship odds released after Premier League relegation

After losing 2-0 away at Crystal Palace, Huddersfield Town equalled an unwanted Premier League record. Indeed the Terriers became only the second club in the division's history to be relegated before the end of March, lasting just one day longer than Derby County did back in the 2007/08 season.

As it stands they could still also finish with the second worst points haul behind the Rams' 11, but if they manage to get one more then they would be on 15 points which would equal Sunderland's total of 15 in 2005/06. Meanwhile Aston Villa's haul of 17 in 2015/16 is also in sight, but having won just three times all season it could well be that they don't manage to get to that number.

Huddersfield were participating in their second season in the Premier League having survived by the skin of their teeth last season. In truth it was quite a remarkable achievement for them to be promoted in the first place, and they almost certainly overachieved last season when most had written them off.

It comes as no surprise that the West Yorkshire outfit have gone down so early this year though. Indeed they have lost 17 of their last 19 league matches, winning just once in that time and have been bottom of the table since December 26. They have lacked any sort of punch going forward, scoring just 18 times in 32 matches whilst also struggling defensively, conceding 59 times which is the second worst record in the league.

David Wagner, the manager who got them into the league and kept them there, left at the beginning of 2019 with Jan Siewert coming in. But the German was always unlikely to turn things around, indeed they were 14/1 to stay up when he was appointed.

With relegation now confirmed, Siewert will be preparing for life back in the Championship and may even experiment with his squad in their final six matches of the campaign. But how will they do upon their return to English football's second tier?

What odds for Huddersfield to win promotion from the Championship?

Going down may be a blessing in disguise for Huddersfield Town, who will now be going into a league where they will have a much greater chance of actually winning some games of football. Financially they will be in a better position than plenty of clubs in the Championship as they will be given parachute payments from the Premier League, which should therefore give them a boost as they look to make a return to the top flight.

They will therefore be amongst the favourites in the second tier next season, and Sky Bet are already offering odds on how they will fare. The early price for the Terriers to win the Championship at the first time of asking is 12/1, whilst the odds for them to be promoted are as low as 3/1.

Keeping key players will be crucial, particularly Aaron Mooy who is undoubtedly their standout player and the one with the most quality. It will also be a big season for young Karlan Grant who was signed from Charlton Athletic in January. He has hit the ground running at the John Smith's Stadium, scoring three Premier League goals in just seven appearances and could thrive in the Championship.

Odds make it unlikely for back-to-back relegations for Huddersfield

The Championship is far from an easy league to get results in however and many clubs who have been relegated from the top tier in recent years have struggled to adapt following relegation.

Indeed you just need to look at how poorly Stoke City and Swansea City have done this season to see how difficult it is, they sit 14th and 15th respectively.

There are also some that have done even worse than that, most notably Sunderland who last season were relegated in their first season in the Championship having dropped out of the Premier League. There are other examples too, including Portsmouth and Leeds United who have ended up dropping further down the footballing pyramid after being relegated from the top flight.

The early odds suggest back-to-back relegations looks unlikely for the Terriers, with Sky Bet offering a price of 14/1 for them to go down in the 19/20 season.


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