Interesting to see how the Premier League relegation odds are looking after the latest set of matches this weekend.
Fulham producing a shock 2-0 away win at Everton on Sunday night, the final game over the weekend.
No more than Fulham deserved, dominating Everton as they have done against so many other teams, however, this time they turned that dominance into goals and three points. Having drawn eight of their last eleven PL matches before Sunday night’s win.
So how are the bookies viewing things after this weekend?
With actually none of the bottom six who played, ending up on the losing side.
As well as Fulham winning 2-0 at Everton, Burnley won 3-0 at Palace.
Whilst Brighton had to settle for a 0-0 draw after being the better team against Villa, West Brom also drawing, they took the lead against Man Utd but the match ending 1-1.
Worth looking at the updated Premier League table first, how it looks now on Monday morning:
As you can see, Newcastle United fourth from bottom after this weekend’s matches.
Burnley having risen above NUFC, whilst Brighton are a point clear of Newcastle now, rather than just ahead on goal difference.
Though most importantly, the gap to the bottom three cut to seven points for Steve Bruce and his players, with Fulham getting that victory last night.
Tonight Newcastle travel to Chelsea, whilst Sheffield United are away at West Ham.
So how does this leave the bookies seeing the Premier League relegation odds now?
The updated Premier League relegation odds from Paddy Power on Monday morning:
1/25 West Brom
1/14 Sheffield United
9/4 Newcastle United
10/1 Crystal Palace
So basically, the bookies still see at the moment two certainties for relegation in Sheffield United and West Brom.
Then despite Burnley and Brighton only being a point ahead of Newcastle United, the bookies are seeing them very unlikely to go down now, with Premier League relegation odds of 17/2 and 14/1 respectively. Those odds reflecting the recent form of the clubs.
Burnley have picked up twenty points from their last thirteen Premier League matches, whilst Brighton have sixteen points from their last twelve.
In comparison, Newcastle United have picked up only eight points in their last twelve PL matches.
For the bookies it is increasingly looking like a straight fight between Fulham and Newcastle United to fill that third relegation spot. Fulham still clear favourites at 8/15 to go down but Newcastle now only 9/4 to replace them.
Things look set to be far clearer by the end of the month, only two weeks time. Newcastle play Chelsea and Man Utd away, then Wolves at home – Nuno’s side now finding form with a win over Arsenal, draw with Leicester, then away win at Southampton yesterday. Fulham facing Burnley away, Sheffield United at home, then Palace away, before the month is out.
Very interesting to see how the Premier League relegation odds will look after this trio of matches for both Steve Bruce’s Newcastle and Scott Parker’s Fulham…
At the bookies you can get odds now of 150/1 on Newcastle United finishing in the top ten. That reflects the reality of how the bookies and punters see the NUFC position currently, especially with Chelsea and Man Utd away for NUFC in the next two games.