The 2021/22 Premier League continues to dish out exciting fixtures each weekend, but after several seasons in the top-flight, cracks are starting to show in the northern wall that is Burnley FC.
Discussing the club’s chances of staying the Premier League for Betfair, the Footy Accumulators team shared their views on whether or not Sean Dyche – who secured the Clarets’ their first European appearance in around half a century in 2016, and has kept them in the top-flight throughout a grueling set of seasons.
The Lancashire team are currently odds on 10/11 to get relegated, but 8/11 to remain in the top flight, giving some hope to Clarets fans who have faced defeat after defeat so far in the 2021/22 campaign.
Norwich City, meanwhile, are facing odds of 1/7 to slip back into the EFL Championship once again – making them the favourites to do so – followed by Watford at 8/15.
“It’s the first year I’ve thought ‘oh no, this is going to be a lot harder’,” McNally noted.
“If Sean Dyche does it this year, then they can call Burnley ‘Dychetown’. It’s his biggest job ever, and I’m just a little bit faithful, and although I want to remain and have faith with Sean that he can do it.
“Hopefully they’ll give them decent money in January to bolster that squad, because at this comment in time, he’s picking 11 players out of 15, not 22 or 24 – that’s a problem.”
Will Perry, however, showed some optimism about Dyche’s chances: “I think they’re going to stay up. I don’t know who’s going down, Leeds haven’t had a great start as well, but he (Dyche) has the knack to just get them over the line.”
Despite Perry’s comments, Sam Rosbottom pointed out that Leeds United have been given 6/1 by Betfair to fall from the top tier, and so punters ‘still have faith’ that the Yorkshire side will stay up.