Wigan’s relegation odds have shortened once again following their eighth successive Premier League loss to Wolves at the weekend.
At the start of the season, the Latics were only third-favourites for the drop with odds of 7/4.
Indeed, they had moved out to 2/1 fifth-favourites at the end of August after an unbeaten start to their league campaign.
However, things have gone from bad to worse since then, with their odds slashed in tandem with a disastrous run which has seen them lose to Manchester City, Everton, Tottenham, Aston Villa, Bolton, Newcastle, Fulham and Wolves in the league and Crystal Palace in the Carling Cup.
Now odds-on favourites for relegation, at 2/5 Wigan are the shortest price a team has been to go down so far this season.
This means that a successful £25 free bet on Wigan to drop down a division would now return just £35, compared with the £68.75 which could have been won at the start of the season at the quoted price of 7/4.
As such, football betting fans looking to make money from bwin’s relegation market would be forgiven for looking elsewhere to use their £25 free bet in order to secure more attractive returns.
For Wigan, read Blackburn, who are also odds-on for the drop at 19/20.
One more lucrative option would be to bet on Swansea to go down, with the odds on Brendan Rodgers’ men returning to the Championship having lengthened to 7/4 from 13/20 on 24th October.
However, the Swans’ recent performances, which include a 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield and a 3-1 win over Bolton at the Liberty Stadium, suggest the Welsh side have a good chance of staying up.
So too Norwich, who are at the same price as Swansea and, like their rivals from the Championship last season, have performed well enough in recent weeks to raise expectations of avoiding the drop.
This leaves the spotlight shining on Wolves, who are attractively priced at 9/4.
Mick McCarthy’s men were on a run almost as bad as Wigan’s going into the two teams’ showdown on Sunday.
Although they ended their nine game losing run in the league with victory against their rivals at the bottom of the table, it remains to be seen whether this is a sign of Wolves’ strength or Wigan’s weakness.
And with difficult fixtures against Everton and Chelsea coming later this month, Wolves’ success may be short-lived.
With this in mind, and with their relegation odds at the tempting price of 9/4, a bet on Wolves to go down could yet be the way to go.
A successful £25 free bet on Wolves to be relegated from the Premier League at the end of the season would return £81.25, with the free bet available to new customers who sign up for a bwin account.
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