Newcastle United are yet to clarify their position on fresh takeover talk - despite the fact the club are almost certain to be in the Premier League club next season. Bookmaker Bet 365 are now offering enormous odds of 500/1 for the Magpies to be relegated after their 2-1 win over Leicester City at the weekend although Rafa Benitez is still not convinced United are safe yet. As it stands, Mike Ashley has not taken the club off the market and is believed to remain open to offers, but the club’s silence on the situation continues. United’s day-to-day administration staff have been told to get on with their jobs with Ashley’s company St James Holdings left in charge of a potential sale. Recent reports from the Daily Telegraph suggested that Ashley will look into selling the club again as soon as top flight safety is confirmed and that there had been tentative interest from other parties. A fresh story in the Sunday Mirror reported that PCP Capital Partners and Amanda … [Read more...] about Sunday gossip: Are talks with Amanda Staveley and Newcastle United back on?
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Newcastle United travel to Leicester City’s King Power Stadium with the pressure eased after back-to-back home wins. However, that won’t stop Rafa Benitez demanding a wholehearted display against the Foxes as Newcastle look to maintain their fine form in the second half of the season. Incredibly, after a bad run of results before Christmas, Newcastle are now in contention to push for a top 10 finish. But things could quickly unravel if they turn up with the wrong attitude against Leicester. Lee Ryder’s verdict Newcastle have done brilliantly to pull away from the danger zone in the Premier League, but the stakes have been raised in terms of opponents this weekend. Leicester are a well organised outfit these days and expectations on Filbert Way are a little higher after their Premier League title winning season in 2016. Only Everton and Manchester City have managed victories in the Premier League over Leicester this year and Jamie Vardy is a man who’s bang in … [Read more...] about Leicester City vs Newcastle United: The Magpies may settle for a draw against in-form Foxes
Newcastle United could be pushing their luck when it comes to earning a top-10 finish this season. After a campaign in which fending off relegation has been the main aim for Rafa Benitez’s team - and still is in the eyes of the Toon boss - there is a little bit of talk that the Magpies could earn their highest Premier League finish since 2014. With seven games to go United are just two points behind AFC Bournemouth, who lie in 10th, and Benitez’s men have a game in hand. Had Newcastle not thrown away that 2-0 lead away to the Cherries back in February the situation could be even better from a black and white point of view. But the bookmakers believe Newcastle are in with a decent shout of a strong finish and ending a season in the top 10 for the first time in four years. With most bookies now offering long odds of Newcastle to be relegated of up to 60/1, what price that top-half finish? According to Oddschecker, odds as low as 3/1 for Benitez’s side to finish in the … [Read more...] about Newcastle United for a top 10 finish? Here’s what the bookies say
Newcastle United’s odds of being relegated from the Premier League have drifted significantly in the space of just one month. In fact, after back-to-back wins in the top flight against Southampton and Huddersfield Town, the Magpies are now classed as a long-shot to go down in the eyes of the bookmakers. Even after United were beaten 2-0 at Liverpool back in early March, the bookies were convinced that rock bottom West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City would take the dip into the Championship before Newcastle. They also felt that Crystal Palace would be the third team to join the Baggies and the Potters in next season’s EFL and just one month ago Newcastle were handed odds of 4/1 to be relegated. Since then, and on the back of the win over Huddersfield Town, those odds have drifted out as 117/2 with 10Bet and Sportpesa while Sky Bet, Unibet and Bet 888 are serving up a price of 50/1 and a string of other bookies offer 40/1. And not only has it been forecasted that Newcastle … [Read more...] about Newcastle United relegation odds drift significantly as bookies name three teams that will go down
Huddersfield Town travel to Newcastle United bidding to claim three precious points that would go a long way to cementing the club’s top-flight status for another 12 months at the very least. The Terriers must bounce back from the disappointing performances against Swansea City and Crystal Palace in front of the John Smith’s faithful and are 9/2 underdogs to leave the North-East with all three points on Saturday; Newcastle 4/5 favourites with BetVictor and the draw 5/2. The Magpies went up with Town 12 months ago, winning the Championship title on the final day of the campaign, and have grafted well since their return to football’s top table in August. Rafa Benitez’s side have found a way to earn results from uninspiring performances and, sat 13th in the table, have a four-point cushion from those amongst the bottom three. BetVictor are 16/1 that Newcastle return to the Championship next season however, they would need to lose each of their remaining six games … [Read more...] about Newcastle United and Huddersfield Town in entertaining draw the most attractive bet