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19th Apr 2016

Leicester are more likely to get relegated than win the league next season, bookies say

Lightning doesn't strike twice

Tom Victor

Plenty has been made of Leicester City’s unlikely title run and their 5,000/1 pre-season odds.

Claudio Ranieri’s men are approaching squeaky-bum time after West Ham ended their run of five wins and five clean sheets.

They remain five points clear with four games remaining, making them odds-on favourites even if Jamie Vardy ends up missing more than one of their remaining fixtures.

But what of next season?

Sunderland v Leicester City - Premier League

The Foxes are 40/1 to win the league in 2016/17, according to Betway, though it remains to be seen whether or not they’d be retaining their title or pushing for their first.

In fact, they’re considered more likely to get relegated next season (28/1) than they are to finish first.

Vardy, meanwhile, is 16/1 to win next season’s Premier League golden boot, after 22 goals this time around have him hot on the heels of Harry Kane. In case you were wondering, the former Fleetwood Town man was 250/1 to achieve the feat on the eve of the 2015/16 season.

Leicester City 2016/17 odds (all courtesy of Betway, accurate as of April 19, 2016)

Win the Champions League – 66/1
Not get a point in the Champions League – 40/1
Win the Europa League – 50/1
Jamie Vardy top scorer (PL) 2016/17 – 16/1
Win the Premier League 2016/17 – 40/1
Top 4 – 7/1
Win FA Cup – 16/1
Win League Cup – 14/1
The Double (Prem + FA Cup) – 400/1
The Treble (Prem + FA Cup + Champs League) – 1000/1
Get relegated – 28/1