Most Likely Teams To Get Relegated In Europe’s Top Five Leagues

The SoccerVista section on Betting Tips Africa is well-known for the value it adds to bettor’s knowledge about football. However, it is not just limited to footballing alone, it helps in making better betting decisions, which automatically translates to profit making.

This week’s edition of Soccer Vista will be focused on the most likely teams to get relegated from Europe’s top five leagues. It is already established that these leagues include the English Premier League, the Spanish La Liga, the German Bundesliga, the Italian Serie A and the French Ligue 1.

Before going into details of the most likely teams to get relegated in the aforementioned leagues, let us delve into what relegation entails. Furthermore, we will take a look at the number of teams that get relegated from each of the top five leagues. So, sit back, strap in, follow us, learn, and enjoy.

What Is Relegation?

There is a distinct difference in the way that sports federations or football associations operate in Europe. This is attributed to the need for each team to fight for their position in the very top divisions.

In football, the term “relegation” is used frequently, but not all understand what it really entails. “Relegation” refers to when a team is demoted to a lower division from the one they were playing in previously. 

This happens when such team/teams finish the season in the lowest possible positions in their local league. The squad(s) that was/were relegated plays in a lower league the following season.

To put this into simple terms, every season, a set number of clubs compete in each league. However, there are always going to be some teams who aren’t good enough to stay up with the competition throughout the course of a season.

These teams drop to the lowest places in the standings at the end of the season after losing more games, gathering the fewest points and conceding more goals than everyone else. These teams are the ones that get relegated.

Football is sometimes unpredictable, and every team in a league runs the risk of being relegated to a lower division. The very thought of relegation is motivating for a team because they naturally try to do everything they can to avoid getting demoted

The threat of being demoted to a lower division can serve as motivation for a club and its players to play to the best of their abilities right up until the very final game of the season.

This is because relegation can affect a team’s short and long-term future in many ways. It affects finances, squad building, rankings, morale and many more. Some players push for immediate transfers immediately after their team is relegated. Others even negotiate “relegation clauses” in their contracts to enable them to leave easily if the situation arises.

How Many Teams Get Relegated In Europe’s Top Five Leagues?

The number of teams that get relegated in Europe’s top five leagues varies. Here is a breakdown of each league and how many clubs get relegated each season.

EPL

The three teams in the Premier League that finish in the lowest possible rankings at the end of the season are relegated to the English Football League Championship (EFL). This means that teams in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth positions get relegated. For the duration of the upcoming season, the three relegated teams will play in the EFL Championship. 

La Liga

Just like the process in the Premier League, the last three teams in the La Liga standings get relegated into the Segunda Division. Immediately it is no longer mathematically possible for a team to finish in the 17th position or higher in La Liga, relegation is confirmed.

Bundesliga

Unlike the previously mentioned leagues, only two teams are relegated from the German Bundesliga. Thus, only teams in the nineteenth and twentieth positions get relegated. 

Serie A

In Italy’s top division, three clubs get relegated to Serie B. This means that clubs in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth positions get to play their next season in the second division in the country.

French Ligue 1

In the French Ligue 1, four teams will get relegated at the end of the season into Ligue 2. In context, teams in the seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth get to play in a lower division due to their non-performance in the top division.

Now that we have established the intricacies of relegation in Europe’s top five leagues, let us delve into the main objective of this article.

Europe’s Top List for Relegation

English Premier League

Southampton

The Saints made a great effort to lift themselves away from the relegation zone by bringing in reinforcements during the recently concluded January transfer window. However, despite the signing of Nigerian marksman Paul Onuachu among others, the club is still stuck on twenty-three points and in real danger of being relegated.

Bournemouth 

The Cherries have played some attractive football this season. They even had an almost amazing game against table-toppers Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium when they raced into a 2-0 lead. It ended in disappointment as Mikel Arteta’s men came back to win 3-2. This has been the case for Bournemouth throughout the season, and their twenty-four points are a testament to that.

West Ham

It is a bit surprising that the Hammers are pulled into a relegation fight despite the abundance of talent at David Moyes’ disposal. They are also stuck on twenty-four points alongside Bournemouth. They have a huge fight on their hands to lift themselves from this predicament.

Verdict:

Gamers can bet on any of the aforementioned teams to get relegated from the Premier League into the championship with reputable Sportsbooks like 1xBet offering good odds in this regard.

Spanish La Liga

Valencia

Los Che have not had a great season as they would have liked. They have been largely inconsistent, which has led to a lot of dropped points. However, they still have a good chance of surviving the relegation scare and remaining in La Liga for the upcoming season.

Almeria 

The Rojiblancos are also in a similar situation to Valencia. Both teams are level on points with just twenty-six. They have also been very inconsistent, but have a chance to turn their fortunes around before the season rounds up for 2022/23.

Elche

Los Franjiverdes are facing relegation unless something changes drastically. They have gathered just thirteen points in La Liga after playing twenty-six games in total.

Verdict:

Elche is a safe bet for gamers to stake on in terms of relegation. However, any of the remaining teams are good bets but may need to be scrutinized further. Reputable Bookies hosted on Betting Tips Africa offer great odds for gamers in this betting market.

German Bundesliga

Hertha Berlin

Hertha Berlin are on twenty-one points in the Bundesliga but still have time to turn things around and leave the relegation zone. However, it is important to note that the Bundesliga is highly competitive. Every fixture is a tough one and a potential banana skin.

Schalke

Schalke are level on points with Berlin (21) and also face a tough fight to leave the relegation zone. They also face a slightly tougher run of fixtures which include teams like Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig and Bayer Leverkusen. 

VfB Stuttgart

Stuttgart are just one point behind Schalke and Hertha Berlin. They are in a fierce relegation battle and it won’t be easy to scale through. 

Verdict:

Although only two teams are to be relegated from the Bundesliga unlike other leagues, safety is still not guaranteed to any team in the relegation zone. Bettors can stake on any of the teams in the relegation zone and stand the chance to make more money.

Bookmakers like Bet365, Betway, and many more offer great odds to players in this regard.

Serie A

Verona

The I Gialloblu have not had a very good season. They have failed to win any of their last five matches and sit in the relegation zone with just nineteen points from twenty-seven games. They face a huge race to avoid the drop this season, and quite frankly, it’s not looking good.

Sampdoria

Sampdoria are in an even worse position in the Serie A standings. The I Blucerchiati have won just three games from a possible twenty-seven, and have amassed just fifteen points. To be honest, they are looking really likely to head to Serie B next season.

Cremonese

Cremonese are the worst of the bunch and could be the safest bet for gamers. The club has just thirteen points, having played twenty-seven games in Serie A. They have won just one match and have lost sixteen. This is an obvious relegation form, and need close to a miracle to avoid the drop next season.

Verdict:

The aforementioned teams are good bets for bettors to stake in. Cremonese is the most obvious relegation candidate and could potentially fetch bettors good profits. Highly rated Bookies on Betting Tips Africa like Betway, and Bet9ja are all offering good odds in this regard.

Ligue 1

Troyes

Troyes are in real danger of facing the drop this season. The ESTAC are winless in their last twelve matches and sit in the Ligue 1 standings with just twenty-one points in twenty-eight games played. 

Ajaccio

The L’ours are no different from Troyes (same point tally) as they sit further down the table in the nineteenth position. They face an uphill task if they are to upturn their current predicament.

Angers

Angers are the worst of the bunch after amassing just two wins in twenty-eight games. They also have a meagre point tally of ten and look destined to play in Ligue 2 next season.

Verdict:

Despite four teams getting relegated from the Ligue 1, Angers are no doubt the safest bet to get relegated at the end of the season. Gamers can make money by simply staking on them going down with Bookies like 22bet, Premier Bet and so on. 

By Sofoluwe Mayowa

Mayowa was born and bred in Nigeria. As a kid, he has naturally always been in love with sports, especially football being his most loved sport. Having gained admission into a higher institution, he moved in to play for the school team but was turned down several times. He managed to get into the school team in his final year and was able to win two trophies, a personal award of excellence whilst taking home the “Best defender of the year award.” Shortly after leaving school, he moved to an independent grassroots club where he worked his way up until he could play at a semi-professional level. He had to stop playing the round leather game and focus on other things due to a lack of sponsorship and funds to get into a proper football academy. Mayowa first got involved in the world of sports betting in 2009 when Nairabet began its operations in Nigeria as the first Sportsbook in the country. He gathered a lot of practical knowledge about betting through this opportunity. Since then, he has always loved to pass his knowledge through writing and hopes to help many others in the world of sports betting along the line.