Not much confidence that the three Premiership promoted clubs will avoid relegation

Crystal Palace, Hull City and Cardiff City are the three teams who have been promoted from the Championship this year, and despite their incredible achievement, it is difficult to see how they will survive the next season of Premier League football.

Despite Cardiff securing the Championship title, the fact that only three former winners have managed to avoid relegation the following season is cause for worry. Surely, with a squad overhaul at Sunderland and a managerial change at Stoke, initial predictions about the teams that will face the ignominy of relegation are mixed.

However, the lack of a reliable goalscorer at Cardiff, the loss of a star player in Zaha and a lack of confidence on part of the manager at Crystal Palace, and a certain unpredictability about formation and tactics at Hull (3 man defence in the EPL?) means that these three teams have some work to do ahead of the next season.

It comes as little surprise therefore that Crystal Palace at 1.57 (Coral), Hull City at 1.7 (Ladbrokes) and Cardiff City at 2.88 (Boylesports) are the favourites to be relegated come the 2013-14 season.

Updated: July 8, 2013 — 8:30 am

1 Comment

  1. For the last 6 or so years at least 2 of the promoted teams have stayed up. It’s always looks bleak at the start of the season because teams improve in the Premier League, but normally a few teams will unexpectedly struggle and the promoted teams will surprise teams early on. Out of the 3 I’d imagine Palace are the most likely to go down, although they seem to have goals in them I’m not sure they have a team strong enough to stay up.

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