New Premier League relegation odds after Newcastle United lose to Liverpool
Interesting to see how the Premier League relegation odds are looking as Newcastle now head towards the end of September.
Before the season started, the bookies made Newcastle United a comfortable mid-table finisher this time.
However, after five games, their verdict had very much changed, defeats to Arsenal, Norwich and the expected loss at Anfield yesterday, as well as very poor display and draw at home to Watford.
Steve Bruce’s Newcastle have now become the favourites (along with Sheffield United 11/10) to go down at 5/4.
This is how the Premier League table looks on Sunday morning with three further fixtures to be played Sunday/Monday:
Sunday 15 September:
Bournemouth v Everton (2pm)
Watford v Arsenal (4.30pm)
Monday 16 September:
Aston Villa v West Ham (8pm)
If Aston Villa get a point or better on Monday then they would go above Newcastle, whilst a three goal win for Watford would also take them above Steve Bruce’s team.
I think Wolves are in a false position and won’t be involved in the relegation struggle.
The most positive thing for Newcastle is just how many clubs are seen as in danger of going down, with eight clubs (see below) 3/1 or less to be relegated, then you have Bournemouth only 9/2.
Southampton are out to 9/1 after beating Sheff Utd away, that followed a draw at home to Man Utd and a win at Brighton, the Saints appear to have sorted themselves out.
However, I think they complete a list of 10 from which the three relegated will come from.
As for Newcastle United: with Leicester away, Man Utd home and Chelsea away to follow, next Saturday at home to Brighton looks massive. A win would see the bookies relaxing the odds a bit on NUFC going down but anything less than that and I think the belief will harden that Newcastle could be in real trouble and the odds would reflect that view.
The current Premier League relegation odds from Betfair (current odds and in brackets what the odds were after two games):
11/10 (5/4) Sheffield Utd
5/4 (5/4) Newcastle
17/10 (7/4) Aston Villa
9/4 (11/8) Norwich
9/4 (7/2) Watford
12/5 (9/4) Burnley
13/5 (7/2) Brighton
3/1 (5/2) Crystal Palace
9/2 (5/1) Bournemouth
9/1 (7/2) Southampton
10/1 (10/1) West Ham
10/1 (40/1) Wolves
30/1 (66/1) Everton
45/1 (40/1) Leicester
200/1 (500/1) Man Utd
275/1 (250/1) Chelsea
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