Newcastle United Scores & Results
With Eddie Howe at the helm, the Magpies will be hopeful of retaining their Premier League status at the end of the season although the bookies still go odds-on about them dropping down to the Championship, therefore now is an ideal time to visit our Fixtures & Results page where you can check out the latest Newcastle United scores, results and best odds as they continue their battle against the drop.
Newcastle United remain odds-on for relegation in 2021/22
Newcastle United now find themselves two points adrift at the foot of the Premier League table and the chances of things changing any time soon are looking slim.
- Newcastle sit at the foot of the Premier League table after twelve games
- The Magpies are the only top-flight side yet to win in the league this term
- Newcastle have picked up five of their points in their last eight games
Eddie Howe is now holding the reins at St James’ Park and the former AFC Bournemouth manager will have been confident of getting off to a great start against an out-of-form Brentford side in his first game in charge. These hopes were dashed when the Magpies could only manage a single point from their 3-3 draw with the Bees at St James’ Park on Saturday afternoon and with fellow strugglers Norwich City enjoying a 2-1 win over Southampton, Howe’s charges now sit two points adrift at the foot of the league table.
Things won’t be getting much easier in the weeks ahead, Newcastle up against Arsenal on Saturday afternoon and playing host to Norwich City just three days later, a match which Howe’s men really cannot afford to lose. Following a winnable home game with Burnley in early December, the Magpies come up against Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United in the lead-up to the new year.
From these matches, the only ones which Newcastle will be confident of getting anything from are those against the Canaries and the Clarets. Failure to clinch maximum points in these two home games will be a massive setback in the battle against the drop.
The new club owners will be looking to splash the cash in the January sales but by then, Newcastle will likely be playing a big game of catch-up. They are already five points away from safety in the Premier League table and the likelihood is that this gap will be substantially wider by the time the transfer window is flung open in a few weeks’ time.
In the betting markets, the bookies now go 10/11 that Newcastle drop down into the Championship at the end of this season – only Norwich are available at lower odds (1/5) – and most firms go 9/2 that they finish the campaign in their current position at the foot of the table.
With Newcastle United sitting level on points with bottom side Norwich City and goal difference alone separating the two sides, Toon Army fans will be desperately hoping that new boss Eddie Howe can turn things around at St James’ Park. A very winnable game awaits the Magpies this weekend when an out-of-form Brentford side visit Tyneside, however failure to take maximum points here will only serve to heighten the concerns at the club.
The new Saudi-backed owners of the club look set to splash some cash in the January sales and Eddie Howe will be tasked with moulding them into a winning team, however some tricky assignments await the Magpies between now and the start of the transfer window and the danger is that there will be a wider gap between Newcastle and the safety zone by this point.
In the lead-up to the new year, Newcastle will be up against the likes of Arsenal, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United, games which don’t hold much promise of reward. Also in this run-up are meetings with Burnley and Norwich City, matches which United will be desperate to get something from.
As far as the battle against relegation is concerned, the bookies go as low as 10/11 that the Magpies find themselves in the Championship next season, Eddie Howe’s men only behind Watford at 4/7 and Norwich City at 1/8. The Magpies are also third-favourites to finish at the foot of the Premier League table at a general 6/1, however should Eddie Howe’s men fail in their bid to take maximum points from their meetings with Brentford, Burnley and Norwich City in the coming weeks, then these odds will undoubtedly shorten considerably.