Odds slashed on Villa being relegated following winding-up order
Callum Wilson | Wednesday 6th June 2018 / 11:25
They’ve been slashed from 25/1 into just 8/1 following the winding-up order
Aston Villa have had their odds slashed on being relegated from the Championship, following reports that a winding-up order has been handed to the club.
They’ve been cut from 25/1 yesterday morning, into just 8/1 as of today, following an overwhelming amount of bets on their demise.
In total, no less than 97% of bets in the last 24 hours have been placed on the Dr Tony Xia-owned club slipping into League One.
Newly promoted Rotherham are favourites to slip out of the league at even money, followed by Bolton (6/4), Ipswich (11/4), Hull (4/1) and QPR (4/1).
A total of £70m over the past two seasons and an unattainable wage structure has resulted in a HMRC winding-up order, with reports suggesting there’s a real chance of administration.
Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek said: “Very rarely do we see such a high proportion of bets on any single market that we have for Villa being relegated.
“They’ve attracted 97% of all bets in the last 24 hours at a ridiculously high volume, with punters lumping on what could be an eventual demise for the West Midlands club.
“To rub salt in the wounds, one punter from Small Heath has placed £145 on Villa to be relegated into English football’s third tier – at least some Birmingham fans have found solace in Villa’s fall from grace.”