Pre-season is a time to start believing or start panicking depending on whether you are a glass half full or half empty kind of person.
The off-field merry-go-round that appears to constantly follow the Magpies around always gives an air of uncertainty around the club but with bonuscodegenerator.com there may be an opportunity or two this season to get a real deal as we look at what the Bookmakers are saying about Benítez’s sides chances this season.
It is of little surprise to see the Magpies a long way off the top of the betting list for the outright Premier League title.
However, at 750/1, they are shorter at this stage than when Leicester City shocked everyone and claimed the title during the 2015/16 season.
The Magpies are the same odds as Crystal Palace to win the league this season making them joint 12th to land the ultimate prize.
That is probably a fair assessment but when you consider newly promoted Wolves are just 250/1 to lift the title and even Southampton are shorter odds, many Magpie fans may start to feel a little aggrieved.
Could they do it?
Breaking into the top four is a difficult task especially when you consider for it to happen, three from Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, and Tottenham would have to miss out.
However, why the hell not? (insert your own answer here) But at odds of around 66/1 for Newcastle to sneak a Champions League spot come the end of the season, perhaps the smarter money will be placed elsewhere.
The betting market for a top ten finish is the area most likely to see action for Newcastle United and it is not hard to see why.
The Magpies are 2/1 to end the season in the top half and that is good value.
After all they did it last season (albeit on goal difference) and despite Wolves and Fulham looking strong, it is unlikely Burnley will have another wonder season and teams such as Watford, Huddersfield and Brighton still look weak.
In a complete reversal of the title odds, according to the bookies, Newcastle are joint eighth favourites for the drop with Crystal Palace.
Of course, with three relegation places, it is much easy to drop a division than win one, but the bookies still think Newcastle will be safe at 5/1.
Cardiff, Huddersfield, and Watford are the three favourites to go down next season and that will suit us just fine.