Premiership 2013 Betting on Finishing Last
There is a big two horse race in the Premier League, but at the wrong end of the table for the clubs involved. But there is some interesting premiership football betting to be looked at in the market option of who will finish bottom of the table. With five games to go in the 2012/13 season, Queens Park Rangers and Reading were both sat on 24 points each. That was an average of just 0.73 points per game over the course of the season up until then. With both staring down the barrel of relegation to the Championship, really all that remained to be played for was pride. At least avoiding finishing bottom would add a little comfort to the pains of getting relegated one supposes. Perhaps not that much, but it all goes down in the record books. So in the duel between the two worst sides in the Premier League, who will win out?
It will all come down to the final fixture run ins for the both teams. One of them is a massive Reading v QPR clash which could pretty much decide the outcome of who finishes bottom. In that important game, it is Reading who will have home advantage at the Madejski Stadium, so will that be enough for the Royals to keep themselves off the bottom of the pile? Unfortunately, the bookmakers don’t seem to think so, as they are favourites to finish bottom of the Premier League. Why the heavy favouritism in finishing last in the Premier League this season? Well, that is all down to their form. Some people think that the Royals pretty much gave up when they sacked Brian McDermott at a strange stage of the season, and then a seven match losing streak really didn’t help matters at all, after some much renewed optimism through January and February when the lost one in seven Premier League matches.
The Reading v QPR fixture may well shape the foot of the table, but QPR’s run in is far more difficult than that of Reading’s. Over their last five fixtures, Reading were set the task of facing Norwich, Fulham, Man City and West Ham, along with the QPR match. Not the most difficult of run ins, but when you have taken one point from the previous 24 before those final five matches, it suddenly looks a lot harder. But sizing up the final five fixtures of the Premier League season for QPR, then there is a much tougher picture for Harry Redknapp’s men. QPR’s run was scheduled to pit them against Stoke, Reading, Arsenal, Newcastle and Liverpool. So first appearances is that QPR have a higher potential of dropping points, especially over their final three games than Reading do. For QPR trading at 11/8 with some bookmakers with five matches remaining, it perhaps added some pretty good value on them being the ones to hit rock bottom.
Reading’s defence has been far worse than QPR’s this season as well, even though they have scored more than Rangers. So really there isn’t too much to choose between them, but if Rangers don’t get something out of the clash at the Madejski, the odds will swing in the other direction. So this is the two horse race that adds some spice to the relegation battle. But with both seven points adrift of 18th placed Wigan with five games remaining, the duel to not finish bottom of the pile is firmly on.