Newcastle United 'make decision' on Steve Bruce as bookmakers back club for relegation

Bookmakers are tipping Newcastle United to go down following Fulham’s win at Anfield.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 6:00 am
Steve Bruce at The Hawthorns.

Steve Bruce’s side, without Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson, took a point from a goalless draw against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns this afternoon.

The club moved up to 16th place, but it saw its cushion cut to just one point after third-bottom Fulham, Newcastle’s opponents on the final day of the season, beat Premier League champions Liverpool 1-0.

Bookies now make Newcastle evens to go down behind West Brom and Sheffield United following a shift in odds. Fulham, promoted last summer, are 13/8 to be relegated following an impressive run of results under Scott Parker, the former Newcastle midfielder.

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Meanwhile, the Daily Telegraph report that Bruce – who, up to now, has retained owner Mike Ashley’s backing – will not be sacked ahead of Friday night’s home game against Aston Villa, his former club.

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