The bookies have now revised their Premier League relegation odds for this 2018/19 season.
After Newcastle United finished 10th last May, the bookies made the Magpies a very safe bet to avoid relegation worries, pricing them at 6/1 to go down this season.
After a shocking transfer window where Mike Ashley insisted on a £20m+ profit on deals, rather than a major net investment in the squad, the bookies shortened Newcastle’s relegation odds down to 9/2.
Newcastle’s turbulent 3-2 defeat to Man Utd leaves them 19th in the table, only kept off the bottom on goal difference from Cardiff.
The bookies have now adjusted their odds accordingly (see below), with Newcastle United now only a 9/4 chance to go down.
As you can see, both Cardiff and Huddersfield were the hot favourites to be relegated and they remain so.
The question for many people,was simply who would join them as the third relegated club.
At the moment, Fulham (6/4) and Burnley (7/4) are rated more likely than Newcastle by BetVictor, whilst Brighton and Southampton are close by with both of them 5/1.
By the time the next round of Premier League games have been played, we could see a real shakedown of the Premier League relegation odds and a more decisive look.
Fulham are home to Arsenal and Southampton host Chelsea, both this Sunday afternoon. Victory for Fulham would surely see them priced higher than Newcastle for the drop, as they would be then six points clear of Rafa’s team.
After the international break the games include Newcastle v Brighton, Cardiff v Fulham and Bournemouth v Southampton.
A victory for Newcastle would be massive but anything less and the bookies are very likely to see the noose tightening for the Magpies.
People keep saying that Brighton at home is the start of Newcastle’s run of winnable games, lets hope they are right.
Premier League relegations odds (odds at start of season in brackets):
2/7 Cardiff (4/6)
2/5 Huddersfield (11/10)
6/4 Fulham (7/4)
7/4 Burnley (7/2)
9/4 Newcastle United (9/2)
5/1 Brighton (2/1)
5/1 Southampton (7/1)
6/1 Palace (6/1)
10/1 West Ham (7/1)
25/1 Watford (2/1)
66/1 Bournemouth (5/1)
All odds on 2018/19 relegation HERE.