According to the bookies, there’s still SIX clubs more likely to be relegated than Newcastle United this season – despite our worrying run of form.
Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Burnley was a frustrating one, but it was compounded by the fact THREE of the club’s below us all earned big wins.
West Ham beat Southampton 3-1, Watford pulled off a shock 3-0 win over Liverpool and Norwich got the better of Leicester on Friday night, meaning we went into the weekend 7 clear of the drop zone and leave it just 5 points away from the bottom three.
Elsewhere, Bournemouth also earned a good point against Chelsea, but the ‘good news’ was that Brighton lost at home to Palace – the only result that helped us out over the weekend.
Here’s how the bookies have it, believing Norwich, Aston Villa and Bournemouth are the three favourites to go down:
- Norwich – 1/10
- Aston Villa – 4/7
- Bournemouth – 4/5
- West Ham – 15/8
- Brighton – 9/4
- Watford – 3/1
- Newcastle – 7/1
Interestingly, these were the odds back on December 6th after our 0-2 win at Sheffield United send us up to 11th and 5 points clear of the bottom three:
Do you see us staying up?