As the Premier League season heats up, fans are gearing up for one of the most nerve-wracking aspects of the competition: the relegation battle. With several teams fighting tooth and nail to avoid the drop, the 2022/23 season promises to be no different. This season, new teams like Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest will be looking to cement their position in the top flight, while some of the more established clubs may find themselves struggling to keep their heads above water. 

With just 10 points separating the last 10 teams in the league, the competition is heating up, and fans eagerly place their bets on which teams will be relegated. It’s a nerve-wracking time for supporters of teams like Bournemouth and Southampton, who are currently in the relegation zone, but the excitement is palpable for neutral fans.

Betting on the outcome of the relegation battle has become increasingly popular, with many fans placing their bets through an online sportsbook, while many have combined with with playing the lottery. As the season progresses, fans will watch these teams’ performances closely, hoping their chosen team can avoid the dreaded drop.

Southampton has had an inconsistent season so far. While the team has shown moments of brilliance with their slick passing and execution, they have also struggled with a lack of cutting edge in attack and a soft underbelly in defense. The team suffered a heavy 4-1 defeat to Spurs in their opening match of the season but managed to pick up four points in their next two games. However, they then suffered four consecutive defeats before bouncing back with a win over Bournemouth and a draw with Arsenal. Unfortunately, their form has since taken another nosedive, with two more defeats leaving them at the bottom of the table at the start of 2023. The team’s mid-season appointment Nathan Jones was recently sacked following their recent poor performance, and they face a challenging battle to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

Bournemouth started the season with high hopes but had a rough start, losing three out of their first four matches. The team then sacked their manager Scott Parker, and under their new permanent manager, Gary O’Neil managed to have a six-game unbeaten run. However, their form has since plummeted, losing eight out of their last 13 matches, and they currently sit in 19th place. Given their recent performance and league position, Bournemouth faces the risk of relegation from the Premier League in the 2022/23 season.

Final Thoughts

The Premier League is highly competitive, and each team must work hard to maintain its position. However, for Bournemouth and Southampton, the threat of relegation looms large. With their recent poor form and league positions, both teams face an uphill battle to avoid the drop from the Premier League in the 2022/23 season.