Newcastle have started the season in steady form in the Premier League, as they have picked up 14 points from their opening ten games this season. There is currently an eight-point cushion between the Magpies at the relegation places, but the odds would suggest that fans shouldn’t be thinking that safety is assured already this season. Betway88 online football betting markets still makes the Toon the sixth favourites to get relegated this season. As well as that, the odds suggest that there is more chance of Newcastle getting relegated then Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Leeds United.
Why Newcastle Will Stay Up
It could be argued that the odds are a little harsh on Newcastle’s chances, as there have already been signs of improvement this season. Steve Bruce has added to his squad in much-needed areas with the arrivals of Jeff Hendrick and Callum Wilson, while Ryan Fraser also adds another dimension to the attack.
However, the league table would show that the Toon are still struggling to find the back of the net, as they have scored just 16 goals this season. Wilson’s arrival does indicate that the club now have a clear goalscorer that is able to find the back of the net on a regular basis, as he has already scored six goals in eight games this season.
Plus, the goals are being spread around the team, with nine other players already off the mark for the season. Furthermore, the Magpies have much better defensive organisation than sides that are in the bottom three of the league, as they have conceded just 15 goals this season.
Sports betting has continued to grow to date, with online betting platforms like Betway88 reaching people from almost all corners of the earth. That tally is fewer than the teams in the bottom five positions, as well as Manchester United, Liverpool and Southampton.
Realistic Teams For The Drop
Newcastle shouldn’t even be mentioned in the discussion for relegation this season, as there are already four teams that look to be involved in that fight. It looks unlikely that any other sides will get dragged into the relegation scrap, as the bottom four teams are struggling to piece together any kind of form.
Sheffield United already look doomed, as they have picked up just one point from the eleven games that they have played so far this season. They are a team that struggles to score, and that is never a recipe for success when it comes to staying the division.
That trend is followed by West Bromwich Albion and Burnley, who have also scored less than ten goals this season. The Baggies are struggling at both ends of the field, and already look destined to return to the Championship after just one season.
Burnley’s defensive record means that they could have a chance at survival this season, but Fulham’s upturn means that it could be an engaging battle. Only the Baggies have conceded more goals than Fulham this season, which means if they can address that area, then they could be the side to evade relegation. Regardless, it looks massively unlikely that the Magpies will get dragged into the dogfight at the bottom of the table.