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Scottish Premiership Odds: Who will drop into the Championship this season?

 

Update: 08.10.21

The sides at the bottom end of the Scottish Premiership table will be more than happy that the second international break of the season is giving them another chances to catch their collective breaths. The same three sides that have struggled near the foot of the table since early in the campaign still remain very much in the danger zone and while we are still in the relatively early stages of the campaign, all three will be desperate to grab some much needed points upon their return from the break.

 

Ross County  –  6/4

Of the sides occupying the bottom three places in the Scottish Premiership table, two are still in search of their first win of the season and one of these is Ross County. With just three points collected from their eight league outings this term, the Stags sit second from bottom of the top-flight with goal difference alone separating them from bottom side Dundee. Having drawn three and lost five of their opening eight Premiership matches, things aren’t looking good for the Highlanders as they put their feet up for the international break.

 

Dundee  –  7/4

Dundee sit at the foot of the Scottish Premiership table after eight league games, goal difference keeping them below Ross County who sit on the same points. Like the Stags, the Dark Blues have drawn three and lost five games this season and they too will be eager to get off the mark by chalking up their first victory of the campaign. Going on recent performances this may be a long time coming and the bookies go 7/4 that the Tayside outfit find themselves straight back in the Championship at the first time of asking.

 

Livingston  –  3/1

Livingston were unable to build on their fine 1-0 win at home to Celtic last month and since then they have lost three on the bounce with six goals conceded and none scored in reply. Thus far, this has been the Lion’s sole win of the campaign and the bookies go a general 3/1 that they drop down to the second tier at the end of the season.

 


 

Update: 29.09.21

Seven rounds of fixtures have now been played in the 2021/22 Scottish Premiership campaign and things are starting to open up at the bottom end of the top-flight. Dundee remain at the foot of the table with goal-difference alone separating them from Ross County while Livingston are just a single point above the bottom two, however the big question is, who will be bottom when the season draws to a close? Here’s what the bookmakers think…

 

Ross County  –  5/4

Ross County have collected just three points from their opening seven Scottish Premiership campaign and they will be desperate to add to this meagre tally over the coming weeks. The Stags lost 2-1 away to Motherwell on Saturday afternoon and while they are capable of grinding out draws against some of the larger sides in the top-flight, it remains to be seen whether these will be enough to help them save their top-flight status.

 

Dundee  –  9/4

Dundee sit at the foot of the Scottish Premiership table with goal-difference separating them from second-bottom side Ross County. The Dark Blues put up a decent fight when losing to Rangers by just a single goal last time out, however three draws and four defeats is a dismal return from four league games and it’s hard to escape the conclusion that the Taysiders will be making a swift return back to the Scottish Championship at the first time of asking.

 

Livington  –  9/2

Having managed an impressive 1-0 win over Celtic earlier this month, Livingston have failed miserably to build on this result with subsequent defeats to Rangers (2-0) and Heart of Midlothian (3-0). Clearly the Lions are capable of grinding out wins, however one goal in five games is a dismal statistic, even if that single goal was against Celtic, and the West Lothian outfit will be desperate to tackle their issues in front of goal as soon as possible.

 


 

Update: 22.09.21

We’re now six games into the 2021/22 Scottish Premiership campaign and it’s starting to become which sides will be battling against relegation at the tail-end of the season. The likes of Livingston, Ross County and Dundee were always expected to remain in the lower reaches of the league table and thus far they are proving their doubters right. OK so we’re still in the very early stages of the season but it looks as though the stage is already being set.

 

Ross County  –  2/1

The Stags have only managed three points from their six Scottish Premiership outings and many expect them to be battling against relegation at the end of the campaign. The Stags were thumped to the tune of 3-0 at home to Celtic in their first outing following the international break and they followed this with a hard-fought 2-2 draw with Heart of Midlothian at the weekend. Indeed, while they are clearly capable of grinding out results against some of the lesser sides in the Scottish top-flight, this may not be enough to help them save their Premiership status.

 

Dundee  –  5/2

Dundee announced their return from the international break with a dreary goal-less draw with fellow strugglers Livingston and they followed this with a 1-0 to Dundee United in the Tayside derby last weekend, this result doing little to install belief in a side still waiting for their first league victory of the campaign. The Dark Blues have at least managed to avoid defeat in three of their six league matches but the general consensus is that they will be one of the main contenders for relegation to the Championship at the end of play.

 

Livingston  –  5/1

Livingston boosted their Premiership survival ambitions when they brushed aside Celtic to the tune of 1-0, thus also denting the Hoop’s hopes of keeping up with arch-rivals Rangers in the battle for the Scottish Premiership title. The Lions are still one of the favourites for relegation at general odds of 5/1 but at least they have proven themselves capable of grinding out results against the bigger sides in the division.

 


 

Update: 31.08.21

With four rounds of fixtures now out of the way, Livingston remain the only side yet to pick up points in the Scottish Premiership although despite losing 2-0 at Hibernian at the weekend, they remain one of three sides priced at 11/4 to drop down into the Championship at the end of the season. The Old Firm are once again expected to have things wrapped up in the Premiership top-two, however we take a look at the sides deemed most likely to be battling against the drop next May.

 

Ross County  –  11/4

Having collected just a single point from their opening three games, Ross County weren’t really expected to manage anything from their weekend meeting with top-three hopefuls Aberdeen. Nevertheless they came away from Pittodrie with a point in the bag and while they are generally expected to be one of the relegation battlers towards the tail-end of the campaign, this result does indicate that they are capable of grinding out acceptable results against sides other than the Old Firm.

 

Dundee  –  11/4

Dundee hauled themselves up to the Premiership via the play-offs at the end of 2020/21 although from the outset they have been one of the favourites to drop straight back down at the first time of asking. The Dark Blues have managed to grind out draws against St Mirren and Hibernian this season but it’s hard to escape the conclusion that the Taysiders will be in amongst it at the bottom end of the Premiership table next May.

 

Livingston  –  11/4

With just two goals scored and nine conceded in their opening four league matches, it should comes as no surprise to see Livingston priced as one of the favourites to drop down to the Championship at the end  of the campaign. The Lions are yet to get off the mark and sit two points adrift at the foot of the division and failure to take anything from their meeting with Dundee this weekend will further pile the pressure on the West Lothian outfit.

 


 

Update: 26.08.21

We’re now two games into the 2021/22 Scottish Premiership campaign and it’s clear that things are going to be pretty tight at both ends of the league table. Rangers and Celtic are once again going to be battling it our for top honours while several sides will be likely be in the relegation mix towards the end of the campaign. With the Old Firm once again likely to have things all to themselves in the upper reaches of the Premiership in the final stages of the campaign, we take a look at the favourites for relegation into the Championship.

 

Ross County  –  11/4

Ross County finished the 2020/21 Premiership campaign third bottom of the division and most pundits expect them to struggle towards the end of the current season. Thus far the Stags have collected just a single point from their three league games – this coming courtesy of a goal-less draw with St Johnstone in their season opener – and the bookmakers make the Highlanders joint-favourites to suffer relegation next May.

 

Dundee  –  11/4

Dundee hauled themselves up to the Scottish Premiership via the play-offs at the end of last season and thus far they have managed better than many predicted. While they have still to get a league win on the board, they have lost just once in three Premiership outings with draws coming against St Mirren and Hibernian. They were demolished 6-0 by Celtic earlier this month however and it is clear that they will be in for a tough time in the coming months, therefore it is no surprise to see them priced as 11/4 joint favourites to return straight back down to the Championship at the first time of asking.

 

Livingston  –  11/4

Livingston cannot be accused of inconsistency this season given that they have lost each of their three Premiership games. The Lions sit pointless at the foot of the Premiership table as things stand and while they managed to finish last season in the top half of the league table, the general consensus is that they will drop down a division at the end of the campaign, most firms going 11/4 that this proves to be the case.

 


 

Update: 04.08.21

The season is now underway and Rangers have got themselves off to a blistering start as they look to once again lift the Scottish Premiership trophy. Celtic lost to newly-promoted Heart of Midlothian in their season opener and as such, Ange Postecoglou’s men are on the back foot already. As far as the relegation favourites are concerned, none of the top-three in the market managed to grind out a win in their opening games and as such, they remain bookies’ favourites to drop down to the Championship at the end of the campaign.

 

Ross County  –  3/1

Ross County generally struggle in the top-flight and the general consensus is that they will likely be amongst the relegation battlers come the end of the season. The Stags will nevertheless be satisfied with their goal-less draw against a St Johnstone side which finished fifth in the Premiership last season and which also won both major domestic cup competitions. That said, they remain one of the favourites to drop down a level at the close of 2021/22.

 

Dundee  –  3/1

The odds on Dundee FC finishing bottom of the Scottish Premiership have drifted ever so slightly on account of their 2-2 draw at home to St Mirren in their opening match of the campaign. The Dark Blues won promotion back to the top-flight via the play-offs at the end of last season and most pundits expect them to struggle this term, the bookmakers making them joint 3/1 favourites to finish at the bottom of the pile.

 

Dundee United  –  5/1

Of the top-three favourites in the ‘Scottish Premiership – To Finish Bottom’ betting market, only Dundee United failed to pick up any points in their opening game, however they were up against arguably the toughest opposition in the form of Aberdeen. The Dons will be aiming for a top-three finish at the end of the campaign after finishing fourth in 2020/21 and they certainly got things off to a fine start. Nevertheless the consensus is that Dundee United will struggle throughout the season but likely do enough to save their top-flight status.

 


 

29.07.21

We’re now just a couple of days away from the start of the 2021/22 Scottish Premiership campaign and while Rangers and Celtic will be battling it out for the title, at the opposite end of the table a handful of clubs will be fighting for their top-flight survival.

Rangers are odds-on favourites to once again win the Scottish Premiership crown but elsewhere the battle against relegation will get underway from the start of the season. Kilmarnock dropped down to the Championship via the play-offs at the close of the 2020/21 campaign and they are clear favourites to finish at the summit of the Championship table and thus return back to the top-flight.

Hamilton Academical joined Killie in the Championship thanks to their bottom-placed finish last season and the big question is, who will finish the 2021/22 campaign in 12th position?

 

Dundee  –  5/2

Dundee won promotion to the Premiership via the play-offs at the end of last season, however many pundits believe that theirs will be a season of struggle. The Dark Blues are expected to struggle from the outset and most firms make them favourites at 5/2 to finish the season in bottom position.

 

Ross County  –  3/1

Ross County generally finish the season close to the bottom of the Premiership table and many believe that this will once again be the case at the close of 2021/22. The Dingwall outfit finished 2020/21 in tenth position and most firms go around 3/1 that they end up bottom come the end of the 2021/22 campaign.

 

Dundee United  –  6/1

Dundee United hauled themselves back up to the Premiership a couple of years ago but they struggled last term and ultimately finished in 9th position with just 10 wins from their 38 league outings. The Tangerines are one of the favourites to end up at the foot of the table next season with some firms going as short as 9/2 and others going best odds of 6/1 that this proves to be the case.