While the teams which are newly promoted from the Championship are usually amongst the hot favourites to go down again, before the start of a new season, in recent years the likes of Stoke City and Swansea have demonstrated that a team can come up and establish itself as a Premiership force. Fans of Cardiff, Hull and Crystal Palace will be hoping that their sides can match this achievement, but it is not surprising that the bookies have put low odds on all three being relegated this coming season.

Fans of Cardiff, who won the Championship, may feel slightly aggrieved at their odds of 7/4 to go down again – but these odds still make them the team that the bookmakers consider the least likely to be relegated. Palace and Hull have odds 4/7 and7/10 respectively, which means they will really be up against it if the sports betting sites have called it right.

Certainly a lot football betting fans will gambling on Palace and Hull to go down, but may look at a team like Norwich at 11/4 as an alternative to Cardiff, although fans of these teams won’t want to bet on any of them. For those supporters an online casino football slots game would probably be a more palatable alternative.
Games like Soccer Safari, a video slot with five reels and thirty pay lines, let you enjoy both football and betting while also offering an escape from the worries of the relegation dogfight.

If your team is involved in that then the ‘animals play football’ premise of Soccer Safari will be the perfect comedy tonic, thanks to the superb animated graphics that make it come alive. Games like this also offer a strong likelihood of a payout, because of the number of pay lines, plus the wild reel icons that substitute for other missing ones to produce winning lines, so they should be well worth your while even if you don’t prove to be a maximum jackpot winner.