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Terriers look to be lacking bite

Terriers look to be lacking bite


Last season the battle to avoid relegation from the Premier League looked set to be a thriller right up until the final day of the campaign.

However, in the end Swansea City, Stoke City and West Brom were doomed, while the likes of Southampton, Huddersfield Town and Crystal Palace were left to celebrate safety after at one point being in huge trouble.

Huddersfield Town to be relegated @ 6/5

The Terriers surprised most pundits by escaping the drop last season and David Wagner has been busy adding to his United Nations squad this summer.

However, they scored just 28 league goals in total last season and will surely need to improve markedly on that return to end up outside the bottom three, with Wagner having not yet added too much in the way of attacking firepower to his options.

Town are also 9/2 to finish bottom of the pile, with only Cardiff City at 9/4 ahead of them in that market.

Newcastle United to go down @ 11/2

Newcastle were another club hotly tipped to head straight back down the Championship, but were steered to safety by coach Rafa Benitez, who showed once again what an astute tactician he is.

However, the vastly-experienced Spaniard may have an even tougher job on his hands this time around, with major moves in the transfer market again proving to be elusive, with the Magpies appearing to lack the spending power they need to add some quality to their squad.

Crystal Palace to be relegated @ 11/2

Having lost their first seven league games last season, the Eagles looked doomed, but the appointment of Roy Hodgson as boss sparked an amazing turnaround in fortunes and they eventually finished 11 points clear of the drop zone.

However, all 44 of their points gained came when Wilfried Zaha was involved and, with his future at Selhurst Park still somewhat uncertain, Palace fans could be forgiven for being a bit nervous before the transfer window shuts.

Should Zaha be tempted away, the Eagles will not only be losing their star performer, but the hit that team morale will take could be even greater, with his team-mates only too aware of just how important he is to their successes.

Meanwhile, Watford at 19/10 to go down may also be a tempter and, while Cardiff City at odds-on are not worth your time or money, history suggests that at least one of the promoted teams will go straight back down.

That points to Fulham at 17/10 as the option, with Wolves appearing to be the strongest of the trio heading up from the Championship.


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Adrian Mills Adrian has enjoyed a journalistic career spanning over three decades, with cricket his specialised topic. He also has a wealth of knowledge on football, golf and tennis and has the stats to back up his betting advice.