What are Newcastle United’s chances of winning the Premier League this season?
Twelve months ago that may have been silly question to ask but with the new season now imminent, the Saudi backed Toon Army are fancied to do very well this time around.
|150/1||Newcastle Odds to Win Premier League|
|33/1||Newcastle Odds Top 2 Finish|
|8/1||Newcastle Odds Top 4 Finish|
|9/4||Newcastle Odds Top 6 Finish|
A plethora of quality signings and new investment has brought an air of optimism around Tyneside and Eddie Howe’s men will be looking to improve on the 11th placed finish last season.
What are Newcastle odds to win the Premiership?
Newcastle can currently be backed at 40/1 to win the Premier League this season. With many firms going two places each way this still may be a season to soon for Eddie Howe’s men to make significant in roads into the Liverpool and Manchester City dominance.
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What are the Newcastle odds on a top 4 finish?
A top 4 finish may still be a little too far for the club at the moment, but you can get odds of 8/1 for Newcastle to finish in the top 4 of the Premier League this season.
With the ‘Big 4’ still looking tough to beat this should only be worth a speculative punt.
What are Newcastle odds to finish in the top 6?
This looks like more of a realistic bet this season and at odds of 9/4 may be worth looking at.
The top six pretty much speak for themselves but with only West Ham and Leicester City looking like any real threat to that top 6 place, Newcastle Utd could improve to sixth in the table this season.
Newcastle United had a slow start to their Premier League campaign last season; they had no wins in their first 14 league games, and were dead-last midway through the season.
However, the club dismissed ex-Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce, and hired Eddie Howe to save them from relegation. The Magpies improved a lot under Howe; although they won just one of their first 20 league games, Newcastle had 12 wins in their last 18 matches.
As a result of those wins, Eddie Howe’s men finished 11th on the table; they were closer to the European playoff places than they were to the relegation zone.
Newcastle were the most improved team in the Premier League last season; they were the fourth-best team in the second half of the season, accumulating 38 points in their last 19 matches.
With this in mind, some people wonder if Newcastle can win the title in Eddie Howe’s first full season in charge.
The Magpies are priced at 40/1 odds to lift the Premier League title; only the Premier League’s ‘big six’ are favoured more than Newcastle Utd.
On the other hand, the likelihood of Newcastle suffering relegation is valued at 25/1.
Newcastle United have been English champions four times in the past, they’ve also been runners-up on two occasions; however, it’s important to point out that Newcastle’s last league title came in the 1926-27 season.
Things are looking good however, as the club saw a change in ownership in October last year; and with this came a few interesting signings.
In fact, Newcastle were the biggest spenders in the January transfer window; they splashed over £90m, bringing in the likes of Kieran Trippier, Chris Wood, Bruno Guimarães and Dan Burn. In addition to that, the Tyneside team bolstered their squad with some interesting moves this summer; most notably Matt Targett, Nick Pope and Sven Botman.
The squad from last season is mostly intact, with Dwight Gayle being the only notable departure.
Newcastle’s new owners have put a lot of faith in Eddie Howe, which isn’t a surprise considering how he fared last season; they’ve done fairly well in pre-season, with three wins in five friendly matches.
The Magpies will kick-start their Premier League campaign by welcoming newly-promoted Nottingham Forest to St James’s Park on Saturday afternoon; how far can they can go with a positive start to their season.
We’ll find out in due time.