What the bookies now think about Aston Villa after two Premier League defeats
Aston Villa’s return to the Premier League has kicked off with two defeats – but what do the bookmakers make of their chances now?
Dean Smith’s side were beaten 2-1 by Bournemouth at Villa Park on Saturday, a week after they lost to Tottenham having held the lead against Spurs.
Villa’s first aim will be to fight off the threat of relegation – a natural target for any new side in the Premier League, and indeed for many of the more established outfits.
Before a ball was kicked they were 9/5 to go back down to the Championship with some bookmakers.
Here are their odds now, as well as Villa’s chances of winning the title, clinching one of the European spots, also the likelihood of them being the most successful of all three sides to have won promotion.
RELEGATION (Odds via SkyBet)
Sheffield Utd 5/4
Aston Villa 2/1
Crystal Palace 5/2
Manchester City 1/2
Manchester Utd 33/1
Aston Villa 2500/1
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Manchester City 1/100
Manchester Utd 11/10
Aston Villa 250/1
TOP PROMOTED SIDE
Aston Villa 5/4
Sheffield Utd 5/2