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Newcastle Favorites To Win Championship – Here’s The Odds

9:25 am, Thursday, October 6th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 8 Comments

Coral’s Dave Stevens has been on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show today and he did talk about the promotion race in the Championship and mentioned Newcastle still favorites to win it at 5/4.

Dave discussed that Neil Warnock is back in management with Cardiff City who are second bottom of the league just above Rotherham and that Neil is talking about promotion – not relegation.


Rafa Benitez – Newcastle manager

Newcastle and Norwich seem to be the top two teams this season down below.

But Huddersfield Town and new manager David Whelan are doing so well and are still top of the league having beaten Newcastle at home in the second game of the season, which was the second shock result in a row for Newcastle in early August.

Coral’s Dave Stevens talked about the two recently relegated clubs:

“They are both odds on for promotion Newcastle and Norwich – Newcastle are 5/4 favourites to win it.”

“Norwich are going well and Brighton, we shouldn’t discount Chris Hughton who’s doing another tremendous job who are 5/4 for promotion.”

“Huddersfield are not getting the credit and they are 3/1 for promotion.”

We’ve learned not to be over-confident one little bit this season – all the teams seem to be able to give us a game on their day.

A great example of that was the last game at bottom club Rotherham United, who gave us all we could handle.

But the good news was our players concentrated well and we matched the fight of the Millers and came away with a great 1-0 win and all 3 points.

We need to keep doing that if we want to be promoted this season.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Championship · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Other News

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jib // Oct 6, 2016 at 9:32 AM

    David Wagner

    Dave Whelan is 79 !

  • 2 expatmag // Oct 6, 2016 at 9:36 AM


    I usually get annoyed with people who use that term but generally realise it is borne from the fact that they are ignorant and have never been to this wonderful country of ours.

    Suffice to say that Australia is rated the 2nd most liveable country in the world and for the 5th year in a row, Melbourne was voted the most liveable city.

    We also had Sydney Brisbane Perth and Adelaide in the top 12.

  • 3 Spoof // Oct 6, 2016 at 9:45 AM

    My cousin lives in Australia, according to her it’s the best move she ever made, I would love to go there but my wife isn’t that keen, rather do a safari in Africa, perhaps I could feed her to the lions and then get a flight to Adelaide !!!!!!!!!!!

  • 4 scout // Oct 6, 2016 at 9:47 AM

    Huddersfield are getting the credit, 3/1 for Promotion? I certainly won’t be banging the bookies door down at that price.
    Are you suggesting it should be shorter?


  • 5 Jib // Oct 6, 2016 at 9:48 AM

    This poll was held in the Herald Sun

  • 6 Jib // Oct 6, 2016 at 9:55 AM

    from the Ronnie Gill
    Moussa Sissoko has described his final season with Newcastle United as “complicated” – and has thanked God for allowing him to leave for a “more ambitious club”

  • 7 hibbit // Oct 6, 2016 at 9:58 AM

    we should have more idea by christmas who the main contenders are
    its a long hard season with lots of twists and turns games will be coming thick and fast things a lot can change in 7 days that’s why momentum is so important in keeping a good run going ……..dont like these breaks………….
    not the walk in the park a lot on here predicted

  • 8 scout // Oct 6, 2016 at 10:01 AM

    Its only about 11 games in? It will still be a walk in the park. Copy this message and make me look stupid on the last day of the season ?

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