Norwich in big trouble - bookies

  • By: Andy Schooler
  • Last Updated: April 19 2014, 15:20 BST

The bookies now make Norwich odds-on for the drop following their defeat to Fulham in Saturday's crunch game at the bottom of the Premier League.

The table and fixture list make worrying reading for Norwich
The table and fixture list make worrying reading for Norwich

Norwich could have opened an eight-point gap between themselves and Fulham with a win but instead went down 1-0 to a goal by Hugo Rodallega.

They are now just two points outside the relegation zone and with four tough fixtures remaining - they host Liverpool and Arsenal and must head to Manchester United and Chelsea - the bookies make them more likely than the Londoners to go down.

Norwich were cut to 1/2 for the drop, while Fulham's odds drifted to a best of evens (bet365, 888sport, Unibet).

Cardiff also boosted their hopes of survival with a 1-0 win at Southampton - they are now three points from a position of safety. They were pushed out for relegation but at 4/11 (William Hill) are still very much expected to be playing Championship football next season.

Crystal Palace are now considered all but safe after a 1-0 win over Aston Villa - their relegation odds were moved out to a best of 80/1.

Position Player Score
11 West Ham 37
12 C Palace 37
13 Hull City 36
14 A Villa 34
15 Swansea 33
16 West Brom 33
17 Norwich 32
18 Fulham 30
19 Cardiff 29
20 Sunderland 25

Villa and West Brom, who blew a three-goal lead in their 3-3 draw with Spurs, will still have relegation fears but at 20/1 and 8/1 respectively, the layers expect them to survive.

In the top-four betting, Everton were trimmed again after moving into fourth for the first time in months.

A 1-0 win at Sunderland, who now looked doomed, saw them go two points clear of rivals Arsenal. Both sides have five games remaining.

Everton are now no bigger than 11/10 but Arsenal, with the easier-looking fixture list, are 5/6 with BetVictor.

Team Score Team
C Palace 1 - 0 A Villa
West Brom 3 - 3 Tottenham
Stoke City 1 - 0 Newcastle
Southampto 0 - 1 Cardiff
Sunderland 0 - 1 Everton
Fulham 1 - 0 Norwich

Relegation run-in

SUNDERLAND (Pld 32 Pts 25 GD -25)

Apr 16 - Manchester City A
Apr 19 - Chelsea A
Apr 27 - Cardiff H
May 3 - Manchester United A
May 7 - West Brom H
May 11 - Swansea H

CARDIFF (Pld 34 Pts 29 GD -34)

Apr 19 - Stoke H
Apr 27 - Sunderland A
May 3 - Newcastle A
May 11 - Chelsea H

FULHAM (Pld 34 Pts 30 GD -40)

Apr 19 - Tottenham A
Apr 26 - Hull H
May 3 - Stoke A
May 11 - Crystal Palace H

NORWICH (Pld 34 Pts 32 GD -27)

Apr 20 - Liverpool H
Apr 26 - Manchester United A
May 4 - Chelsea A
May 11 - Arsenal H

WEST BROM (Pld 33 Pts 33 GD -11)

Apr 21 - Manchester City A
Apr 26 - West Ham H
May 4 - Arsenal A
May 7 - Sunderland A
May 11 - Stoke H

SWANSEA (Pld 33 Pts 33 GD -4)

Apr 13 - Chelsea H
Apr 19 - Newcastle A
Apr 26 - Aston Villa H
May 3 - Southampton H
May 11 - Sunderland A

ASTON VILLA (Pld 33 Pts 34 GD -14)

Apr 19 - Southampton H
Apr 26 - Swansea A
May 3 - Hull H
May 7 - Manchester City A
May 11 - Tottenham A

HULL (Pld 33 Pts 36 GD -6)

Apr 19 - Arsenal H
Apr 26 - Fulham A
May 3 - Aston Villa A
May 6 - Manchester United A
May 11 - Everton H

CRYSTAL PALACE (Pld 33 Pts 37 GD -15)

Apr 16 - Everton A
Apr 19 - West Ham A
Apr 27 - Manchester City H
May 5 - Liverpool H
May 11 - Fulham A

WEST HAM (Pld 33 Pts 37 GD -7)

Apr 15 - Arsenal A
Apr 19 - Crystal Palace H
Apr 26 - West Brom A
May 3 - Tottenham H
May 11 - Manchester City A

Top-four run-in

EVERTON (Pos 4th Pld 33 Pts 66 GD +22)

Apr 16 - Crystal Palace H
Apr 20 - Manchester United H
Apr 26 - Southampton A
May 3 - Manchester City H
May 11 - Hull A

ARSENAL (Pos 5th Pld 33 Pts 64 GD +16)

Apr 15 - West Ham H
Apr 19 - Hull A
Apr 28 - Newcastle H
May 4 - West Brom H
May 11 - Norwich A

  • Posted at 1745 BST on 12/04/2014.