Crystal Palace backed for relegation following Wilfried Zaha's injury

Crystal Palace backed for relegation following Wilfried Zaha's injury

Zaha's injury puts a spanner in Roy Hodgson's plans and punters have been quick to react

Crystal Palace are being touted for relegation by punters, following the news that talisman Wilfried Zaha is set to miss up to six weeks of action. 

The influential Ivorian was grounded with a knee injury during Palace’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle at the weekend, and punters think it’ll seriously harm their chances of staying up. 

The Eagles are currently perched just above the drop zone, with only three points separating them from the bottom three. 

At the end of January, Palace were a 16/1 long shot to be relegated from the Premier League. Fast forward one week and Hodgson’s men are now 8/1

That implies the London side are more than twice as likely to be relegated according to bookies than they were a week ago. 

37% of all bets through Oddschecker on this market have been placed on the Eagles dropping to the Championship. 

In their next six games, Hodgson and co. face Tottenham, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool, with away trips to Everton and Huddersfield. 

Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek: “Selhurst Park is not currently a rosy place, with Palace sitting precariously above the drop zone. 

“With just three points separating them from the relegation spots and now star man Zaha being out for over a month, It’s easy to see why bookies and punters are pessimistic about their chances."

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