Eddie Howe rotated his squad for the midweek meeting of Manchester United in the EFL Cup and his charges made mincemeat of a Red Devils side in turmoil right now, the Magpies easily steering a path for themselves into the quarter-finals of the competition thanks to a convincing 3-0 win at Old Trafford. This was sweet revenge for the 2-0 defeat that Newcastle suffered against the same opposition in the EFL Cup Final last season and it keeps them very much in the mix for the first piece of silverware of 2023/24, Howe’s men up against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the next round of the competition on 19th December. Indeed, with eight sides now left in the tournament, Newcastle United are third favourites to lift the trophy for the first time in their history with the leading UK betting websites going a best price of 4/1 on the Magpies.
In the Premier League, Howe’s men have been something of a mixed bag with wins in exactly half of their opening ten games. An opening-day 5-1 win at home to Aston Villa provided plenty of promise for the season ahead but this was followed by three back-to-back defeats to Manchester City (1-0), Liverpool (1-2) and Brighton & Hove Albion (3-1). Since then, the Magpies have lost just once in their last eleven competitive outings – this being a narrow 1-0 defeat at home to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League – and they will be in confident mood ahead of their weekend clash with Arsenal at St James’ Park. Newcastle bagged the final Champions League berth at the end of last season by finishing fourth in the Premier League table and they are currently priced at best odds of 2/1 to achieve a top four finish at the end of 2023/24. As far as the Premier League title is concerned, Howe’s men are a general 66/1 shot to lift the trophy with the leading bookmakers offering a wealth of free bet offers in this particular market.
Newcastle will be facing some tough assignments in the weeks ahead, the visit of high-flying…
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Author : Vinay
Publish date : 2023-11-07 13:38:30
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