Scottish Premiership Odds: Who will finish bottom in 2023/24?
Scottish Premiership Odds
We’re now well into the second half of the 2023/24 Scottish Premiership campaign and Livingston are deemed the side most likely to drop down to the Championship, therefore why not register with any of our featured UK and Irish betting sites and ensure that you get the best Scottish Premiership odds and free bets ahead of the new season.
Scottish Premiership Odds: Who will finish bottom in 2023/24?
While Celtic and Rangers continue their battle for supremacy at the top end of the Scottish Premiership table, the likes of Livingston and Ross County are facing up to the possibility that they may be plying their trade in the second tier next season.
Livingston have sat at the foot of the Scottish Premiership table for some time now and the chances of them escaping relegation to the Championship are starting to look bleak. Similarly, Ross County are also looking in a rather precarious position while the likes of St Johnstone and Motherwell continue to look nervously over their shoulders.
All odds correct at time of writing (Tuesday, 21st February 2024)
Livingston – 4/11 for relegation
Livingston improved their chances of Scottish Premiership survival with a hard-fought 1-0 win at home to St Mirren on Saturday afternoon but this did nothing to improve their league standing, the Lions still glued to the bottom of the table. This was Livingston’s third league win of the campaign and it’s hard to escape the conclusion that they will be plying their trade in the Scottish Championship in 2023/24, the bookies going a best price of just 4/11 that this proves to be the case.
Ross County – 3/1 for relegation
Ross County went down 2-0 to Dundee at Dens Park on Saturday afternoon and on the back of this disappointing result, only three points now separate the Stags from bottom side Livingston. County do have a game-in-hand over the Lions but given that they have only managed four wins whilst in league action this season, the chances of them winning this extra game are somewhat slim. The bookies go 3/1 that Ross County drop down to the Championship at the end of the season and the side will be desperate to get some extra breathing space between themselves and the Lions.
St Johnstone – 20/1 for relegation
St Johnstone succumbed to the might of Rangers on Sunday, the Glasgow side taking all three points with a 3-0 win at McDiarmid Park and hauling themselves to the top of the league table. This was the third league defeat on the bounce for the Perth side but they remain five points clear of the bottom two and are expected to do enough between now and the end of the season to keep themselves in the top-flight.
The bottom three places in the Scottish Premiership are occupied by St Johnstone, Ross County and Livingston, three sides which regular feature in the lower echelons of the top-flight each season.
We’re now fast approaching the business end of the 2023/24 Scottish Premiership campaign and it is Livingston who are looking to be in the most precarious position as far as relegation to the Scottish Championship is concerned. Ross County and St Johnstone also occupy places in the bottom three but things remain tight in the battle to avoid the play-offs. The question is, who will finish bottom of the table and drop straight down into the second tier at the end of the campaign?
All odds correct at time of writing (Wednesday, 14th February 2024)
Livingston – 1/7
Livingston have looked very much out of their depth in the Scottish Premiership this season, the West Lothian outfit currently sitting at the foot of the table with just thirteen points collected from their 25 league outings. Thus far, the Lions have managed a mere two wins whilst on Scottish Premiership duty and they look pretty nailed-on as far as relegation is concerned. Livingston lost 1-0 to Kilmarnock in their last Scottish Premiership outing last week, the bookies going best odds of just 1/7 that they find themselves in the second tier for 2024/25.
Ross County – 8/1
While Livingston are looking increasingly destined for the drop, the battle to avoid dropping into the play-offs continues. Ross County currently occupy 11th position in the Premiership table with just four wins from their 23 league outings and they are five points adrift of 10th-placed St Johnstone. There is plenty of time for the Stags to save their top-flight status but the bookies make them second favourites for the drop at a best price of 8/1.
St Johnstone – 16/1
St Johnstone regular feature in lower-end-of-the-table battles in the latter stages of each campaign and this season is no different, the Perthshire outfit sitting third from bottom in the Premiership table with five points separating them from 11th-placed Ross County. Saints have won five of their 23 league outings this term and the general consensus is that they will do just about enough to save them from the drop, despite the fact that they have won just one of their last eight Scottish mPremiership outings. On the back of this poor run, the bookies have slashed the odds on them dropping down to the Championship from a best price of 33/1 a week ago to just 16/1.
The winter break has caused a pause in the Scottish Premiership action and this will be a welcome time to regroup for the likes of Livingston, Ross County and St Johnstone who occupy the bottom three places in the division.
We’re now past the half-way point in the 2023/24 Scottish Premiership campaign and several sides are feeling the heat as we edge ever closer to the business end of the season. Time is fast running out for bottom side Livingston as they find themselves cast adrift at the bottom of the division while Ross County and St Johnstone will be nervously looking over their shoulders in the weeks ahead.
Relegation Betting Odds
1/4 – Livingston
Thus far this has been an utterly abysmal season for Livingston, the West Lothian outfit sitting six points adrift at the foot of the Scottish Premiership table, having played at least one game more than the sides immediately above them in the table. Time is fast running out for the Lions as they desperately bid to haul themselves to safety and the bookmakers go a best price of 1/4 that they drop down into the Championship at the end of the season.
12/1 – Motherwell
A cursory glance at the Scottish Premiership table would suggest that Motherwell are in relative safety right now, the Lanarkshire side sitting in 9th position in the top-flight after 21 rounds of fixtures. Nevertheless, just one point separates Motherwell from 10th-placed St Johnstone and two points separate them from 11th-placed Ross County with both of these sides enjoying at least one game in hand over the Steelmen. As things stand, the bookies go a best price of 12/1 on Motherwell suffering relegation this term and it is clear that this is going to be a nervy second half of the season for the side.
12/1 – St Johnstone
St Johnstone are no stranger to relegation battles and as things stand they sit third from bottom in the Scottish Premiership table with just one point separating them from 11th-placed Ross County who have played one game less. Saints enjoy a game-in-hand over 9th-placed Motherwell who sit just one position and a single point above them in the table and the bookies go 12/1 that they drop down into the second tier.
16/1 – Ross County
Ross County may sit second from bottom in the Premiership table but they have at least one game-in-hand over the sides immediately above them in the division. The Stags have managed wins in just four of their nineteen league matches this season and they have collected just a single point from their last four, the bookies going 16/1 that they find themselves in the Championship for 2024/25.
With Ross County securing their top-flight status for another season following a hard-fought penalty shoot-out win over Partick Thistle in the Scottish Premiership playoff final last weekend, we now know the final line-up for the 2023/24 Premiership season.
Dundee FC won the Championship title at the end of the 2022/23 campaign, the Dark Blues withstanding constant pressure from the likes of Queens Park, Ayr United and Partick Thistle. The Tayside outfit swapped places with arch-rivals Dundee United who moved in the opposite direction down to the Scottish Championship, however while the latter are favourites to win promotion at the end of next term, Dundee are expected to return to the second tier at the first time of asking.
The bookmakers haven’t released the odds for the Scottish Premiership relegation market as yet, however Dundee are the highest price of any side to win the title, suggesting that once the market is released they will be firm favourites for the drop. Ross County will also be amongst the favourites to be relegated in 2023/24, the Stags finishing last season second from bottom in the Premiership table and finding themselves in the play-offs where they only just managed to scrape past Partick Thistle in a penalty shoot-out.
Finding their feet
Kilmarnock finished third from bottom in the Scottish Premiership table last season but given that they were just finding their feet in the top tier after winning promotion from the Championship, there’s every chance that they will put in a better showing next term. Instead, it is Livingston who are expected to be amongst the relegation battlers, the West Lothian outfit having finished fifth from bottom at the end of last season.