The appalling start to life back in the Premier League has left Fulham stuck at the bottom of the table, leading to the instant dismissal of Slavisa Jokanovic, who single-handedly returned The Cottagers back to the top tier while playing attractive football. In relieving Jokanovic of his duties at the club, Fulham brought Claudio Ranieri to Craven Cottage, making it a new conundrum over whether the Italian was capable of getting them to safety.
A handful of bookmakers saw the novelty in having a likeable former title winner back in the Premier League, prompting enhanced prices on their chances of survival, and it looks to have already shown some value after Fulham won their first game under Ranieri in a tense relegation showdown against underachieving Southampton, who themselves only sit two places higher.
Outright betting odds on relegation
At the start of every new season, punters will take a minute to form different football betting tips than they’d usually place throughout the week. This alternative version is based on teams to win the league, teams to finish within specific brackets in the table, and teams to get relegated. Fulham were more likely to range in the outright football betting tips that heralded teams capable of finishing in the top half, but Slavisa Jokanovic’s poor start in the top tier put an end to those aspirations.
If you visit a bookmaker website or app now, their special markets are likely to include similar opportunities to bet on the league winner, resulting places, and teams to get relegated, but with updates made based on each side’s start to the season. You will also be able to place money on teams to survive relegation, where Fulham are given odds as high as evens to beat the drop under charismatic Italian boss Claudio Ranieri, with nearly a quarter of punters backing them in their football betting tips to survive the drop.
Can Claudio Ranieri inspire another Premier League miracle?
Now referred to as one of the biggest shocks in Premier League history, Claudio Ranieri was the man capable of leading Leicester City to the title in the 2015/16 season following a massively comparable fourteenth place finish in the previous attempt. It went completely against the script, where The Foxes capitalised on a lack of consistency from Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea in the places below.
It’s unlikely that we’ll ever see a shock quite as spectacular as Leicester City’s title win, but with plenty of promising players in his possession, an exciting 4-2 win to kick-off proceedings, and the leadership of the one man capable of inspiring even the most downtrodden of footballers, it would be no surprise to see a lot of people making the most of those relegation odds in their football betting tips while they still can.