Bookies declare Newcastle safe from relegation

Bookmakers have reacted to Newcastle United's win over Huddersfield Town '“ by declaring the club all but safe from relegation.

Monday, 2nd April 2018, 11:08 am
Updated Monday, 2nd April 2018, 11:16 am
Newcastle's players celebrate the win over Huddersfield (Pic: Frank Reid)

Ayoze Perez scored the only goal of the game at St James's Park.

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Newcastle, now 12th in the Premier League, also have a game in hand on 10th-placed Bournemouth, who are two points ahead of them.

The club could be backed to go down at 16/1 before the Huddersfield game.

However, bookies have now lengthened odds on relegation – and Newcastle are now 50/1 to go down.

Newcastle's players celebrate the win over Huddersfield (Pic: Frank Reid)

"I’m not watching more at the top of the table," said Benitez. "I just want to make sure we are ready for the next game, to get three points and move even further away from the relegation places.”

Many bookmakers have stopped taking bets on basement club West Bromwich Albion, managed by Alan Pardew, to be relegated.

Second-bottom Stoke City are 2/7 to go down, while 16th-placed Huddersfield are evens.

Ayoze Perez, left, celebrates his winner against Huddersfield (Pic: Frank Reid)

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Newcastle's players celebrate the win over Huddersfield (Pic: Frank Reid)
Ayoze Perez, left, celebrates his winner against Huddersfield (Pic: Frank Reid)