As judgement day approaches, Newcastle know that only a win will guarantee them Premier League safety, without having to rely on the results of others.
The Magpies will take on West Ham with victory at St James’ Park in the sights of the Toon Army.
And with the pressure rising, we saw fit to increase the excitement a little bit ourselves.
So from 8am on Sunday 24 May, you can forget the old price of 9/4 of Newcastle winning with both teams finding the net, and indulge in Ladbrokes’ boosted offering of 11/4!
Newcastle’s form may not have been too inspiring of late, but with manager John Carver rousing the troops and the top-flight careers of many of their stars depending on survival, we’re thinking all hope is not lost.
Sam Allardyce may have said that he will have “no sympathy” if his Hammers side relegate the club that sacked him back in 2008, but the way the Londoners have been playing, coming away with three points looks unlikely.
The Irons have lost four out of their last five on the road, and frankly, look like they are already on the summer holidays.
So with the impetus behind them, and a draw against West Brom breaking their run of home defeats, Newcastle can go one better on the final day of the season.
But don’t expect them to secure a clean sheet in the process.
It’s been over two months since the last time either team failed to find the net in matches at St James’ Park, a record that has seen the ‘Both Teams to Score’ backers rewarded on eight of the last 10 fixtures.
This latest price boost from Ladbrokes is not to be missed, but if you are more about the straight match betting you can get 3/4 on the home victory required to ensure Newcastle’s survival, while the visitors are 7/2 to poor further pressure on John Carver, with a draw available at 11/4.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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