The bookies have now revised their Premier League relegation odds after Saturday’s matches.
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 disastrous defeat to Brighton leaves them rock bottom of the table, Cardiff beating Fulham in a six goal thriller.
The bookies have now adjusted their odds accordingly (see below), with Newcastle United now a 15/8 chance to go down.
Amazingly, to me anyway, they still have four other clubs more likely to go down than Newcastle.
To an extent I can see why Cardiff and Huddersfield might be seen as nailed on at such short odds.
However, I just don’t see why anybody would think Burnley or Fulham were more likely to go down than Newcastle.
Obviously things can change quickly and win at Southampton, with then two home games to follow against Watford and Bournemouth, would give a massive lift to both Rafa and the fans.
Having said that though, the size of the task is summed up by the fact that when you look at the current Premier League table, Bournemouth and Watford are both in the top seven at the minute.
Last thing we need as well is Palace going to Everton and winning this afternoon, as that would put them eight points clear of Newcastle.
Premier League relegation odds (odds at start of season in brackets):
2/5 Cardiff (4/6)
1/3 Huddersfield (11/10)
1/1 Fulham (7/4)
6/4 Burnley (7/2)
15/8 Newcastle United (9/2)
5/1 Southampton (7/1)
7/1 Palace (6/1)
10/1 Brighton (2/1)
10/1 West Ham (7/1)
66/1 Watford (2/1)
66/1 Bournemouth (5/1)
All BetVictor odds on 2018/19 relegation HERE.