For neutrals, the race for relegation is the most gripping this season and the bookies’ relegation odds are worth a serious look.

With only two (apart from Sunderland with three) games to go, one of five clubs could still join QPR and Burnley in the drop to the Championship.

The points totals and goal differences of the five contenders are as follows:

38 Aston Villa -20

37 Leicester -13

36 Sunderland -20

36 Newcastle -24

34 Hull -16 

The remaining fixtures are:

Hull (Spurs Away, Man Utd Home)

Newcastle (QPR Away, West Home Home)

Sunderland (Leicester Home, Arsenal Away, Chelsea Away)

Leicester (Sunderland Away, QPR Home)

Villa (Southampton Away, Burnley Home)

Over at BetVictor the current relegation odds are:

2/5 Hull

4/1 Sunderland

13/2 Newcastle

22/1 Leicester

50/1 Villa

I have to say that considering Newcastle’s recent form, the odds on us ending up going down are generous.

I think the basis of why we are a bigger price than the mackems is due to an expectation that surely NUFC will get something at QPR…let’s hope they are right.

Hand on heart, I think by far United’s best chance is if Hull fail to get a win in either of their last two matches – here’s hoping.

In an ideal world both Hull and Newcastle would win and the mackems get hammered, leaving them in pole position with visits to Arsenal and Chelsea to come. Suddenly that 4/1 would look very tasty!

Not the best news today for Hull this afternoon, with a breaking story that midfielder Jake Livermore has tested positive for cocaine.

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  • BillytheFish

    Just had a cheeky on the makems, which would make it feel even better, and give me the money to but a bottle of bubbly for my dad, who is a mackem……..

  • Kev82

    Sorry but have to disagree with this article, I don’t want a Hull win at the weekend as that means us having to go to the last game, if we win we need Hull to get no more than a draw to guarantee our safety.

  • GToon

    BillytheFish how did that happen? do you have many fights?

  • Alsteads

    Never mind Jake Livermore…….test our fxxking lot!!

  • NME85

    Alsteads for diazepam?

  • Drumbo

    13/2 for us to go down – I think I will stick my season ticket money on it, least I will get something back from this crock of shite.

  • fireflyuk

    I backed us at 25/1 not long after we beat Chelsea, it was so obvious to me that it was a blip and it certainly was. I think Hull will actually save us this year but we will be amongst the favourites next year for sure.

  • ShearLegend9

    we need a win and whatever the other’s do is out of our hands. if that means Hull wins and mackems lose, well, it’s down to the ladt day… but nonetheless, we need to win!!! Carver for heaven’s sake, put an attacking formation on the pitch. better to start with your STRONGEST squad and make subs at half time than making some ‘strong’ subs with 15min to go…