They may have only won promotion to the Premier League on Sunday, but already Nottingham Forest have been installed as joint favourites to be relegated in the 2022/23 season.
In the latest Premier League betting, Betfair have priced Steve Cooper’s side up at 8/11 for an immediate return to the Championship. The same price as Scott Parker’s Bournemouth team.
And as is usually the case - it’s all three of the promoted sides that make up the three betting favourites. Championship winners Fulham complete the trio of favourites, they are 11/10.
Premier League Relegations Odds 2022/23
Odds from Betfair Sportsbook, more details available in our Betfair Review.
The favourites outside of the promoted sides are Leeds United.
The Whites - who stayed up by the skin of their teeth on the final day of the season - are fourth in the betting at odds of 5/2. That’s just ahead of Brentford, who are 11/4 to suffer from second season syndrome.
Terriers' Fans Quick to point fingers at Jon Moss
Back to the playoff final, and it was a nervy match that saw Huddersfield fans bemoaning referee Jon Moss for turning down two penalty appeals. They were both calls that maybe VAR couldn’t call a clear or obvious error, but many would take issue with that.
Former Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg questioned the decision to award Moss the game. Citing it being his last match before retiring, and the fact he lives in Leeds as reasons for concern.
To be clear, at no point was Clattenburg questioning Jon Moss. He was pointing out that the PGMOL is leaving itself open to accusations if things go wrong. Which clearly they have.
Whether they were penalties or not, I don’t believe Huddersfield did enough on the day to win the match. They huffed and puffed, but Forest held out. And in all honesty, Forest weren’t great either.
It was your typical playoff final, nervy, and with so much at stake, no one wanting to make the error that cost their side the match. In short, it wasn’t a great watch.
In the end the match was decided by a Levi Colwill own goal after 43 minutes. No blame can be attached to the Hudddersfield defender, he had no option but to go for the ball.