Odds Slashed On Newcastle Finishing Top Half
Before the Aston Villa match we posed the following question;
Only a mad person would be now aiming at the top six for Newcastle United but with this belated influx of very good players such as Debuchy, Mapou and Sissoko, is a respectable top half position now totally out of the question?
Last two seasons you have needed 47 points to finish tenth and at that point Newcastle had 21 points with 15 left and now United stand on 24 points and 14 games left. To reach that 47 points mark Newcastle would probably have to win half of their remaining 14 matches and then a couple of draws would see them home.
Before Villa you could have got 8/1 on United finishing top half and we predicted that a win would see those odds disappear.
Needless to say the odds will tumble further if Newcastle manage a win against Chelsea and should at least stay the same if the game ends in a draw.
Staying up is what it is all about but we think a sporting bet even at the reduced odds of 5/1 is still worth an interest.
Newcastle United 5/1 To Finish Top Half
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