Can anyone stop Newcastle United storming to Championship title?
Holly Thackeray | 27 November 2016
Nifty Newcastle odds for Championship success
Can anyone stop Newcastle United from sweeping all before them in the English second division? Leeds United certainly couldn’t on Sunday, as a Dwight Gayle double sent the Magpies soaring five points clear atop the league standings. So, with that in mind, and as official online betting and gaming partner of Newcastle, Coral are offering several tempting Championship special bets.
Rafael Benitez took his team to a tough fixture at Elland Road, but his side came away with the full three points without conceding to give themselves significant breathing space after Brighton and Hove Albion stumbled against Aston Villa.
That’s an eight-game Championship winning streak now for the Tyneside team, who made light work of what was expected to be one of their toughest road trips. It was made all the more impressive by the fact that Benitez’s boys were missing rested Aleksandar Mitrovic, Mo Diame and DeAndre Yedlin after the international break.
When at Liverpool Spanish tactician Benitez often came in for criticism for tinkering with his XI, but has rotated expertly with Newcastle’s riches to keep players fresh and proven that even with missing players his side can be all powerful in the second division.
The Magpies now look a shoe-in at 1/33 for promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking, and at 1/4 to take the title too. But, we also boast greater value alternative Newcastle odds for even more success…
Magpies to go unbeaten among Championship special bets
The Tynesiders have been defeated just three times all term in 17 Championship games, drawing once and winning 13 – three more than closest rivals the Seagulls.
Two of those three losses came right at the beginning of Newcastle’s transitional phase back into the second tier, with new players to bed in and Benitez’s plans still to take shape. So, now that the Northeast outfit are on a roll, snap them up at a tremendous 25/1 to go unbeaten for the rest of the season (Championship only, playoffs not included).
The Magpies next meet Blackburn Rovers on league duty, with the Lancashire club mired in the bottom three, so that plum price is worth taking now before Newcastle likely clock-up another three points.
With what were potentially tricky trips to Leeds, Derby County, QPR and Villa out of the way, plus home bouts with high-flying Huddersfield Town, third placed Reading, title rivals Brighton and promotion hopefuls Norwich City done and dusted, Benitez’s boys have every chance of continuing the second-half of the season unscathed.
Newcastle odds to net record points tally
While, as if that price wasn’t generous enough, we’re also offering Newcastle at a truly tempting 10/1 to win the Championship with 107 points or more and break Reading’s current record of triumph at 106.
No other team looks like coming close to them for quality, but Benitez will be desperate to avoid the lottery of playoffs so must keep pushing his Magpies to strive for points.
As one of the most impressive Championship teams in recent memory, with 40 points collected from a possible 51 so far, Newcastle could really smash records. The Royals achieved their 106 haul back in 2006, an exact decade ago, so there wouldn’t be a more apt time for it to be surpassed.
There are a whopping 87 points still to play for, meaning the Magpies would only require a minimum of 67 to win by 107 or more which, considering current form, certainly sounds plausible.
With so many Premier League quality players performing out of their skins at the moment with huge ambition to return to the top-flight, and a set of renowned vocal and passionate support, Newcastle look primed for their success to continue with enviable big names on the bench as well as in the first XI.
Stars such as goal-getter Gayle as well as other marksmen Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez, Matt Ritchie, Jonjo Shelvey plus sought-after centre back and skipper Jamaal Lascelles, have shown real desire to drive the fallen English giant forwards again under Benitez. So, get a slice of the action yourself with these nifty Newcastle odds.
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