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Bookies Newcastle United odds on various 2021/22 scenarios spells out where we are at

4 weeks ago
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When it comes to the chances of Newcastle United in 2021/22, the bookies are totally dispassionate.

They don’t care whether Newcastle United succeed or fail, the only thing that interests them is making as much profit as possible.

So when it comes to looking at the 2021/22 Premier League season, the bookies simply want as much as possible to tempt you to have a bet on your football club, but at the same time protect themselves against being too generous.

Bottom line is, when the bookies have set these odds (see below) on the various scenarios for Newcastle United this coming season, they want those odds to as close as possible reflect just how likely the event is to happen.

These are the best odds you can get from the various bookies on the different possible Newcastle United scenarios, as we are now only just over two weeks away from the NUFC squad returning for pre-season and eight weeks away from the season kicking off:

Winning the Premier League – 999/1

Finishing top four – 80/1

Finishing top six – 28/1

Finishing top half – 6/1

Finishing bottom half – 1/8

Relegated – 11/4

Despite what our troll journalist and pundit friends claim, the deluded Newcastle United fans are NOT looking at the odds on winning the Premier League, or even ending up top four or top six, as realistic options.

However, the top half / bottom half odds are the ones that pretty much perfectly spell out where Newcastle United are at as a club, with this owner and head coach, plus a chaotic and disastrous approach to the transfer market.

Newcastle United ended up 14 points off finishing top half last (2020/21) season under Steve Bruce, in 2019/20 Bruce was 10 points off top half, whilst it was 7 points away from top half under Rafa Benitez in 2018/19 and of course actual top half under Rafa in 2017/18.

Rather than getting closer to a top ten finish, the exact opposite has been the case in recent seasons and one that the bookies clearly think will continue.

The bookies making a top half NUFC finish a 6/1 (one in seven) chance, whilst bottom half is seen as all but certain at 1/8 (eight chances in nine ending up bottom half).

However, thinking about it, surely the biggest summing up of the current position under Mike Ashley and Steve Bruce, is that the bookies believe there is more than twice as much chance of Newcastle getting relegated (priced at 11/4), than there is of NUFC finishing top half (odds of 6/1).

With no change of ownership, no new manager, no Joe Willock, Newcastle United currently have one decent goalscorer in Callum Wilson and a defensive record that was fifth worst in the Premier League last season.

With claims of minimal to non-existent transfer funds to be made available by Mike Ashley, Newcastle United fans desperately need to see changes that can help better the odds in NUFC’s favour.

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