Aston Villa’s short lived revival came to a more than abrupt ending today with their (narrow) 8-0 defeat at Chelsea. They were on the back of a good run by their standards, but today’s thrashing has seen them come back in to a best price of 9/2 to be relegated, with Ladbrokes.
There is a bit of a so called reverse ‘Big 4’ in the relegation stakes, with Reading, QPR, Southampton and Wigan cut adrift with the layers.
Reading are a best price of 1/7 and as short as 1/11 with some online bookmakers while QPR are 8/13. The bookmakers seem to think they are both already gone.
With Wigan and Southampton, the odds are a bit more competitive. Southampton are 3rd favourites at 5/6 with most online layers, and Wigan are a stand out price of 6/4 with BetVictor, and between Evens and 11/8 with most of the rest of the field.
Villa look to represent value at the moment. Despite their good run lately, I still think they are in danger as they have such a young inexperienced side. In my view they are only a long term injury for Christian Benteke away from being in serious relegation trouble.