The Premier League campaign is now in December and that means the 20 competing clubs will take stock of how the season has unfolded so far.
Unfortunately for a handful of clubs, the reality is starting to show that they are likely to be involved in a relegation battle at the end of the season.
Given the disparity in funding on offer between the elite and the league, this means that it has never been more important for clubs to maintain their Premier League status and it means that they will fight tooth and nail for end the campaign with your head above water.
As it stands, two teams are clearly favorites to face the downside, according to the latest Sky Bet odds.
Norwich City are the team most likely to drop based on betting odds.
The Canaries have seen a return to form under Dean Smith but are still likely to struggle depending on the quality of their squad.
The newly promoted side had a great chance to set a real scorer in the relegation battle as they faced Newcastle United on Tuesday night, but were only able to save a 1-1 draw despite the playing 10 men for 81 minutes of the match.
It was a must-see clash for Smith’s side, but also for the Magpies who have not achieved a win in 14 Premier League games this quarter.
Eddie Howe has made some improvements to the squad and with Newcastle set to spend big in January, they might have a chance to stay on their feet, but not if they can’t win on the board.
Next on the list is Watford.
Despite victories against Everton and Manchester United in recent weeks, Claudio Ranieri’s side are still poised to face an immediate return to the league.
Burnley’s poor form left them in the bottom three, but with Sean Dyche’s scoring record they are supposed to avoid the fall despite being tied.
Leeds United, Brentford and Southampton will all be looking over their shoulders, while Crystal Palace, Everton and Aston Villa could be in trouble with a poor run of results.
Here are the latest Premier League relegation odds, according to Sky Bet (Accurate at time of writing).
Norwich – 2/9
Newcastle – 08/15
Watford – 10/11
Burnley – 1/1
Leeds – 5/1
Brentford – 13/2
Southampton – 13/2
Crystal Palace – 1/10
Everton – 1/10
Villa Aston – 16/1
Brighton – 22/1
Wolves – 28/1
Leicester – 66/1
Arsenal – 500/1
West Ham – 500/1
Tottenham – 750/1
Manchester United – 1000/1