The 2019/20 Premier League is sure to be an interesting season for fans, with a variety of changes on the horizon. Punters and fans alike are predicting what this season might bring in terms of promotions and relegations – here are seven teams that could be at risk this season. If you’re a betting man, check out these best match predictions for the weekend.
Making a puzzling start to the season, Newcastle have noteworthy victories over Spurs and Manchester United, sitting alongside crushing losses to Leicester and Norwich. £40m Brazilian summer signing Joelinton has got off to a less-than-convincing start with a single goal to show for eight games of football. Steve Bruce is facing an uphill battle to keep the fans on side and match their expectations after a creditable showing from Rafael Benitez for the last couple of seasons.
Brighton has signed a lot of payers but a similar trend to other clubs here is that most are Championship players. Brighton had a poor season last year and they will be hoping that these signings will pay dividends. The ways in which they’ve spent their money have concerned fans and it could fail them in the long run.
With Wan-Bissaka gone and Zaha wanting out, along with financial restraints, Crystal Palace don’t seem as though they’re in a great place for making their way up the table this season, placing them in a risky position.
Norwich are sitting on odds of 4/5 as favourites for the drop, after failing to defeat Aston Villa 5-1 at home. So much of their success will depend on whether some of the players here can make the transition to elite level and step up when needed
Watford are sitting at the foot of the table after being held at an unsuccessful draw by Sheffield United. There have been several missed opportunities for the team and the Hornets are now 11/10 in the relegation odds.
It was only three years back that Southampton finished 6th in the Premier League – that feels like a long time ago now. High profile departures of Adam Lallana, Victor Wanyama, Sadio Mane, Manolo Gabbiadini, and most crucially Virgil Van Dijk, have gradually diminished the team. And their failure to invest in replacements is plain for all to see – the biggest signing this season was Danny Ings who had already been at the team on loan.
Sheffield United’s transition to life in the Premier League has been the smoothest of the three promoted clubs – and this may well be down to the largely unchanged structure of the team from last year. The Blades chose to invest carefully in the transfer window and opted to keep the majority of their promoted team together. However, this is a story that we have seen played out many times before. Teams that keep their Championship core together often make a bright start – perhaps mostly down to lingering team chemistry and familiarity. But as the season goes on, their lack of Premier League level talent may begin to be a factor.