Bet365 go 6/5 about the Saints going down, with Huddersfield and Swansea dragged into the mire last weekend
Mark Hughes has had a difficult time since taking charge at St Mary’s, although a 2-1 win over Bournemouth last weekend means that Southampton are now just a point away from safety.
Bet365 have 6/5 that the Saints go down this season which implies they are statistically more likely to remain in the top flight after beating the Cherries, with several other teams hovering close to the drop zone.
Swansea City are one of those teams, with the Welsh side sinking down the table in recent weeks after an initial flurry of points under Carlos Carvalhal. Bet365 have 11/4 about the Swans heading down to the Championship.
According to the world’s leading bookmaker, Huddersfield are now in prime contention to return to the second flight after just one season in the Premier League, with the Terriers 6/4 to go down following a 2-0 reverse at home to Everton.
West Ham United got completely owned by Manchester City, although bet365 have 14/1 that the Hammers drop down and it appears as though the final relegation spot is a straight tussle between Southampton, Huddersfield and Swansea.
Stoke City are now a 1/12 chance to drop down and their 0-0 draw at Anfield wasn’t quite enough to give them hope of staying in the Premier League.
All odds were correct at time of posting.