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
And here are the odds to finish in the bottom three and be relegated:
West Brom 1/20
West Ham 100/1
Man City 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.