Bookmaker Expects Newcastle To Be Relegated

Bookmakers don’t get too many things wrong, otherwise they would not stay in business.


 And the bad news this morning for Newcastle fans is that bookmakers seem to have written off the chances of Newcastle staying in the Premier League.

William Hill Betting are now offering conservative odds of 1-200 on any one of the three North East teams – Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough being among the group that go down. Of course we would expect that Middlesbrough could well be the one club to get relegated but the Newcastle plight is so dire, it’s getting hard to see how we can pick up the requisite points to stay up.

Hills are also quoting 22-1 on all three clubs dropping into the Championship for next season – and the odds of all three staying up are 11-2.

But the worse stats are that Newcastlke are 3rd favorites, at 9-1, to finish rock bottom of the Premier League, and are also third favorites to finish in the bottom three, with those odds even.

Here are the odds for Premier teams to finish bottom of the league:

West Brom 4/11
Middlesbrough 9/2
Newcastle 9/1
Stoke 12/1
Hull 25/1
Portsmouth 33/1
Blackburn 40/1
Sunderland 40/1
Bolton 100/1

And here are the odds to finish in the bottom three and be relegated:

West Brom 1/20
Middlesbrough 4/7
Newcastle EVS
Stoke 2/1
Hull 11/4
Blackburn 9/2
Sunderland 11/2
Portsmouth 11/2
Bolton 12/1
West Ham 100/1
Fulham 125/1
Man City 125/1
Wigan 125/1
Tottenham 125/1

You can check other odds – perhaps more positive ones like who will win the Premier League (Manchester United favorites at 4-11 and Liverpool next at 5-2)   here.

Comments welcome.

27 comments so far

  • JoeColl87

    Mar 25, 2009 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #1

    Bookmakers use logic and rational expectations to work out their odds.

    These have never been present surrounding the toon in recent times.

  • Wiser_than_wise

    Mar 25, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #2

    FACT & 100% NUFC are staying up

  • vivadavidkelly

    Mar 25, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #3

    dont read too much into the odds – 2 weeks ago stoke were odds on. 6 weeks ago blackburn were 1/2! it changes every week when it comes to relegation. they have to shorten the odds to protect themselves every week. However, having said this i do think we will go down.

  • Stardust

    Mar 25, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #4

    theyve simply weighted last weeks results into their calcs

  • Whumpie

    Mar 25, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #5

    If you want to be really anal about it, they don’t actually expect us to go down. If they did they would put it at slightly worse odds like 5/4 to build in a profit margin.

    Also, can we show this to the pessimist brigade on here who keep saying we’re a certainty to go down? 50/50 isn’t a certainty, and now it’s official.

    Still, t’ain’t good.

  • bennytoon

    Mar 25, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #6

    500 quid on newcastle to get relegated then. That will cover my spending money for my honeymoon.

  • Ericles

    Mar 25, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #7

    Where are you going on honeymoon bennytoon? Pennywell? Perhaps a champagne floodlight dinner at the stadium of shite. Bookies do not always get it right. My money now for a good bet is to find the odds for us staying up!

  • komfort

    Mar 25, 2009 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #8

    cheap weekend in blackpool then benny .

  • Ashley Hole

    Mar 25, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #9

    NUFC vs blues….2-1 then see how odds are….FIGHT!! FIGHT!! FIGHT! FOR YOU PREMIER STATUS!!!! ONE FOR ASHLEY ALL FOR TOON!!!

  • Ashley Hole

    Mar 25, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #10

    …maybe two for Ashley…Limbiaz and Wise

  • Ashley Hole

    Mar 25, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #11


  • Macas35

    Mar 25, 2009 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #12

    If we beat Stoke we have a chance, otherwise we’re probably doomed.

  • bennytoon

    Mar 25, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #13

    3 weeks in kenya actually. Will be a shame to be away from my beloved blog and you comedians for so long. I am really looking forward to coming on here in the summer to see what second and third division players you are being linked too.

  • bennytoon

    Mar 25, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #14

    maccas35- shame spurs will stuff you in the following game.

  • komfort

    Mar 25, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #15

    benny , good luck & enjoy..hope it last’s..

  • RyanToon

    Mar 25, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #16

    i really think were going down but were still pick up the annual 3 points at shite hart lane 😉

  • Macas35

    Mar 25, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #17

    Benny – Most likely, you’re playing well at the minute. But if we do beat Stoke its the 3 homes games and an out of form Villa away I’ll be looking to get points from.

  • Davies

    Mar 25, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #18

    Wiser_than_wise, you really make yourself sound like a moron when you make that kind of statement. Adding the word FACT in block capitals to the end of the sentance doesn’t make your opinion fact. Idiot.

    As for relegation prospects, I don’t think I’ve been less optimistic about our finishing position since Ardiles was in charge.

    Bennytoon, no matter how bad we do, we can always manage a beating for Spurs, home or away. When did you last beat us in the league?

    I know you beat us in some tin pot cup or other this year. How’s that cup going by the way?

    Oh, sorry…

  • bennytoon

    Mar 25, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #19

    davies- have a look at the history of games between the clubs . Spurs have won the majority so dont let a 4 game winning streak get in the way of the facts.

    You would love to win that tin pot trophy as we did last year. Hasve you ever seen newcastle win one?

    Dont be sorry. I went to wembley and had a great day out watching us out play the best team in the world. Did you enjoy your win at hull the other weekend?

    Oh sorry…

  • ToonAllman22

    Mar 25, 2009 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #20

    bennytoon; your a f*cking mug son, think your the big man giving it all this coz your poxxy yids are on a bit of good form for once… yeah we may be in a bad position right now, but we’ll pull through and next season show your over spending pompus yiddy c#nts that you shouldnt have written us off this season…

    Believe lads, pessimism isnt gonna help anybody, optimism is the start of us believing we can stay up!!

  • workyticket

    Mar 25, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #21

    bennytoon // Mar 25, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    “davies- have a look at the history of games between the clubs . Spurs have won the majority so dont let a 4 game winning streak get in the way of the facts. ”

    It’s about 50 odd wins each, so you’re exaggerating somewhat when you say ‘majority’ benny.

  • ronaldeano

    Mar 25, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #22


    You realy are a sad little man arent you!

    So your going to Kenya?

    You will fit in perfectly with all those wilderbeast and whart hog’s, you might never want to come back 😉

  • Ross

    Mar 25, 2009 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #23

    benny, you’ll probably still be checking up on us from kenya. Behind your husbands back aswell!

  • Rodzilla

    Mar 25, 2009 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #24

    I wouldn’t worry too much about these odds. they’re this short because of our last 3 results, not performances and down to the fact we play Chelsea next – the fact that we’re managerless may also come into play mind. Hills have us favourites NOW. If we beat Chelsea we no longer will be. Admittedly this is a long shot but these odds will change each week. I just hope they get longer!

    …and go on Bennytoon, stick a monkey on it if you have the b@lls. If I was THAT certain, I would.

  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 25, 2009 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #25


  • Rodzilla

    Mar 25, 2009 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #26

    I agree Tom

  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 26, 2009 at 2:14 AM

    Comment #27



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