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With La Liga approaching the end of the 2020/2021 season it is time to discuss who are going to drop off to the Secunda division. There are five teams currently battling at the bottom of the table, three of them will be relegated. Here are our thoughts on all five teams, and the three that will likely drop off, as per 2021 La Liga relegation odds.
Only nine games are left in La Liga, with May 23 the final matchday of the 2021 season. While Atletico, Barca, and Real are battling tightly for the La Liga title, five teams at the bottom of the table are battling for survival. They are Eibar, Alaves, Elche, Huesca, and Valladolid, according to online sportsbook news in Spain.
The five teams are in a tight contest with only four points separating the top from the bottom. None of the five managed to escape danger throughout the season, and it will likely go down to the wire to decide who will stay and who will drop off. As 2021 La Liga relegation odds show Eibar, Alaves, and Elche are very close to moving to the Secunda division. Whereas, Huesca and Valladolid have a slim chance for safety.
Eibar’s crisis has been from bad to worse
Looking at Eibar’s 2020/2021 campaign, the team started in very good shape gaining 21 points in their first 16 games. They had impressive results over some crucial teams such as Sevilla with a win and Barcelona with a draw. However, they have been in crisis during the second half getting only 2 points from their last 13 games.
Eibar’s place in the La Liga table went from the ninth comfortable spot to the 19th with overall 23 points. The team has gone 11 games in La Liga without a win. The last time Eibar captured a victory was on 03 January against Granada. It cannot be worse than that, right? Well, still Eibar has plenty of tough fixtures coming up. So, the crisis will perhaps become worse. As 32Red Sportsbook suggests Eibar are the favorites with a 1.36 value at the 2021 La Liga relegation odds.
Alaves sit at the bottom with much frustration
The Basque side just appointed the fourth head coach of the season Javi Calleja who saved Villarreal from relegation in 2019. This should be great news. However, it is not the first attempt Alaves brings a veteran of relegation battles. The club brought Abelardo Fernandez last January with similar experience and the typical task of guiding the team out of the relegation zone. After three months Alaves remained at the bottom and Fernandez had to leave, with hope Calleja may do something.
As online sportsbooks in Spain suggest, the crisis is almost unsolvable. Thus, changing head coaches is certainly not enough for the team to start performing. Therefore, Alaves are the second favorite to join Eibar in the Secunda division with 1.40 odds.
Elche are only two points clear of the relegation
Elche currently occupies the 17th spot only two points away from the relegation zone. Their performance has been much better than Alaves and Eibar. They managed to win over Sevilla in March, while they lost the second leg ten days later. What is more, their last two games finished with a draw against Getafe and Real Betis. However, one game can change everything and push Elche down the line with 1.72 odds to be relegated.
Huesca is approaching a crossroad
The third team placed in the danger zone is Huesca sitting in 18th place with 24 points from 29 games. Huesca has beaten Levante lately ending a four-game winless streak. But that was not enough for Huesca to escape relegation. What may help Huesca is winning the next two fixtures against Alaves and Elche. With two victories the team can escape danger. However, losing to these two troubled teams will push Huesca to drop off the top flight with 1.85 odds.
Valladolid 2021 La Liga relegation odds are realistic
Valladolid got off a terrible start this season picking just 3 points from their first 8 games in La Liga. Then the team suddenly recovered with three wins in five games. But again they dropped in form and won only two of their last 16 games. Although Valladolid won only five games, they managed to get a remarkable number of draws to stay in safety. If bad results start pouring in Valladolid may slip down with a 3.00 value at 2021 1La Liga relegation odds.
If you wish to see the entire list of teams and their odds of being relegated at the end of this season, check out the review about 32Red Sportsbook.