The bookies have now revised their Premier League relegation odds after the weekend’s matches at the bottom end of the table.
Newcastle losing at Chelsea as expected but less expected was Southampton winning at Leicester with 10 men.
Burnley beat Fulham and Cardiff had a draw at home to Huddersfield.
How the Premier League table looked after Saturdays results:
Despite only being separated by one point, the odds are very different now for Newcastle, Cardiff and Southampton.
Under their new boss, in these last six games Southampton have had three wins, a draw and two defeats, one of those losing to Man City.
Even though only a point above third bottom, the bookies make the Saints a long 8/1 to go down, obviously convinced that the team was better than they had been showing.
On the other hand, Cardiff are odds-on (8/13) despite being outside the bottom three.
Newcastle 5/2 despite being in that relegation zone now.
Clearly that game next Saturday is huge when Newcastle play Cardiff, if the Welsh club won at St James Park, surely Newcastle would then be one of the three favourites to go down, especially with Man City at home and Spurs & Wolves away to follow.
The club that the bookies are seeing riding their luck the most are surely Burnley. Despite now being three points clear of relegation/Newcastle and having won their last three PL games, they are now fourth favourites at 5/4 to go down.
All the relegation odds are below and looking at the games next weekend, Huddersfield and Fulham shouldn’t get anything but Burnley and Southampton – it might be a different story.
One thing for sure, Rafa and his players desperately need the three points against Cardiff, no matter what happens elsewhere.
Saturday 19 January
Wolves v Leicester (12.30pm)
Bournemouth v West Ham (3pm)
Liverpool v Crystal Palace (3pm)
Man Utd v Brighton (3pm)
Newcastle United v Cardiff (3pm)
Southampton v Everton 3pm
Watford v Burnley (3pm)
Arsenal v Chelsea (5.30pm)
Sunday 20 January
Huddersfield v Man City (1.30pm)
Fulham v Tottenham (4pm)
Premier League relegation odds:
5/2 Newcastle United
All BetVictor odds on 2018/19 relegation HERE.