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West Ham United and Bournemouth Both +135 Odds to Be Relegated from Premier League

Quinn Allen

by Quinn Allen in Soccer News

Updated Mar 18, 2021 · 12:56 PM PDT

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Southampton's Danny Ings misses a penalty during the English Premier League soccer match between Bournemouth and Southampton, at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, England, Sunday, July 19, 2020. (Mike Hewitt/Pool Photo via AP)
  • Despite Bournemouth’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa over the weekend, they have +135 odds to be relegated this season
  • West Ham are in the same boat at +135 after going winless in their last five matches
  • Can either team make a push to stay in the Premier League?

It’s been a very disappointing year for both Bournemouth and West Ham. Eddie Howe’s side is currently in 16th place with 26 points, but on a positive note, they have won two of their last five fixtures. The Hammers meanwhile, are in a very tough spot with 24 points, currently in the relegation zone in 18th spot. David Moyes’ side hasn’t won since New Years Day when they beat the Cherries 4-0.

Premier League Relegation Odds

Team Odds
Norwich City -1000
Aston Villa -110
Bournemouth +135
West Ham +135
Watford +150
Brighton +350
Newcastle United +700
Crystal Palace +1000
Burnley +1600
Southampton +3300

Odds taken Feb 5. 

Currently, the latest EPL relegation odds have Norwich City with the highest odds to be relegated with just 18 points, while Aston Villa is next at -110, just one point clear of the relegation zone right now. West Ham and Bournemouth are both tied in third with +135 relegation odds. The Hammers and Cherries had just +300 odds back in December.

Bournemouth Looking to Build Off Recent Wins

The Cherries have looked slightly better as of late, going 2-0-3 in their last five matches. On January 21st, they beat Brighton convincingly 3-1, then followed that performance with a gritty 2-1 loss to Arsenal in FA Cup play. Eddie Howe’s squad then secured the full three points on Saturday with a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa, who they’re battling with to stay out of the bottom three of the Premier League table.

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They’re next five games are against Sheffield United, Burnley, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Crystal Palace. Not the easiest schedule by any means, but they did beat Chelsea earlier in the year while drawing Sheffield on Matchday 1 in August. It’s not going to be an easy task securing the full three points in any of these next five fixtures, but they could definitely compile a draw or two and hopefully, one victory as well.

The Cherries are going to need a lot more productivity from Callum Wilson in the final third, with the Englishman scoring just once in his last ten Premier League appearances. He has just six goals to his name this term after bagging 14 goals and tallying nine assists last season when Bournemouth finished in 14th place. Midfielder Ryan Fraser is also having a quiet campaign with just one goal and three assists. The Scotsman scored seven times and assisted 14 more goals last year.

The lack of excitement from these two on the attack is definitely a crucial reason they’re currently not far off the relegation zone.

West Ham Has Tough Schedule Ahead

The Hammers have immensely struggled all year while failing to win in their last six matches. Their last victory came against Bournemouth on January 1st. They did put up a respectable fight on Saturday against Brighton though, playing to a 3-3 draw. But unfortunately, their next five of six outings are against the Premier League big five. They play Man City this weekend, then Liverpool the next. Tottenham, Arsenal, and Chelsea are then ahead after that.


Despite bringing in former Frankfurt star Sebastien Haller and La Liga standout Pablo Fornals, David Moyes’ side has failed to find their form all season long. They fired Manuel Pellegrini in late December and brought back Moyes as the new manager. In his debut, West Ham beat Bournemouth. But since then, the 56-year old hasn’t secured another win.

They’ve brought in striker Jarrod Bowen from Hull City, who bagged 16 goals already this season in the Championship. A fresh face at the London Stadium could be the answer as they desperately fight to stay in England’s top flight.

Bournemouth Will Stay Up, Hammers Won’t

I believe the Cherries will stave off relegation and remain in the Premier League. Their schedule ahead is difficult, but they have the ability to secure a few positive results. West Ham, however, has been handed an extremely tough schedule for the remainder of the campaign with the exception of two or three matches. The fact they have to face all the big five sides in the next month and a half is very unlucky, which could result in them being relegated to the Championship by the season’s end.

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