Nottingham Forest’s relegation odds slashed after four-point deduction

LONDON, UK - OCTOBER 15TH 2015: The club crest on a Nottingham Forest FC shirt, on 15th October 2015. - Image ID: HG5GMR

Nottingham Forest have been handed a four-point deduction following a breach of the Premier League’s profitability and sustainability rules (PSR).

This has seen their odds slashed from 9/4 to 11/8 with bet365 to be relegated from the Premier League this season.

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Nottingham Forest were sat 17th in the Premier League table and three points clear of 18th-place Luton after the weekend’s games but have now dropped down to 18th with 21 points following Monday’s ruling.

Forest were referred to an independent commission in January after the club reported losses that exceeded the allowed amount over the three-year reporting cycle ending in the 2022/23 season.

Under the guidelines, they could have been fined or deducted points for the breach. If Forest appeal, their case must be heard and concluded by April 15.

The Premier League has pencilled in May 24 as a backstop date for any appeal, which comes after the end of the season on May 19. This date comes ahead of the league’s annual general meeting.

Forest are the second Premier League team this season to be deducted points following a PSR breach after Everton had 10 points docked in November. This was later reduced to six points following a three-day appeal.

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.