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Premier League Relegation Betting: Newcastle clear third favourites for the drop after Chelsea defeat

Betfacts RSS / Joe Dyer / 04 April 2009 / Leave a comment Free £25 Bet

There's no joy for Shearer in his first match in charge at St James' Park and the Toon are looking likely candidates for the drop.

Newcastle are now odds-on to be relegated on Betfair following their 2-0 home defeat by Chelsea.

The situation at the bottom of the table became a lot clearer today after a win for Stoke at bottom-placed West Brom and a goalless draw between Hull and Portsmouth left Alan Shearer's men, Middlesbrough and the Baggies detached in the relegation zone.

Blackburn leapt clear of the strugglers with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Tottenham that rewarded in-running backers at [55.0].

West Brom are almost unbackable to exit the league at [1.01] while Boro, battered at Bolton this afternoon, trade at [1.26].

Hull are [3.2] to be playing Championship football next season while Sunderland ([5.0]), Stoke ([7.0]) and Portsmouth ([7.2]) are the only other teams trading in single figures.

Arsenal's 2-0 win over Manchester City
saw their odds for a top four finish harden to 1.18.

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