Winless Magpies 15-8 for drop before trip to Saints

The bottom five teams in the Premier League are all in action in the Saturday 3pm kick-offs with bottom club Newcastle aiming for their first victory of the campaign away to 16th-placed Southampton.

Despite taking only two points from their first nine league games, the Magpies are 15-8 fifth-favourites for relegation with the Saints, who narrowly avoided the drop last season, 5-1.

Huddersfield and Cardiff are 2-5 joint-favourites for the drop and bookmakers aren't expecting the Bluebirds to follow up last week's win over Fulham with a victory over Liverpool at Anfield.

Neil Warnock's men are as big as 33-1 to claim three points on Merseyside and Liverpool to score four or more goals against them is 5-4 favourite in Betway's special market on what will happen first over this round of Premier League fixtures.

It is 6-4 that both teams score in Leicester versus West Ham, 7-1 that Arsenal win to nil at Crystal Palace on Sunday, 8-1 about Manchester United winning by two or more goals against Everton, and 16-1 that Tottenham draw with Manchester City on Monday night. It's 9-2 that none of the events quoted occur.

Arsenal are aiming for a 12th straight win in all competitions when they travel to Selhurst Park but bet365 still think the Gunners' most likely finishing position in the league this season is fifth.

That's a 2-1 chance with the firm while fourth is 11-4, sixth is 9-2, third is 5-1 and second 20-1. Unai Emery's side are 28-1 to win the title and 10-1 to finish seventh or lower.

Arsenal are 7-1 to win the Europa League after Danny Welbeck's winner away to Sporting on Thursday made it three wins out of three in the group. But London rivals Chelsea have also made a perfect start to the group stage and are no bigger than 5-1 to lift the trophy in Baku.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is "not confident" about goalkeeper David de Gea signing a new contract at the club and Ladbrokes offer 6-4 that the Spain international's next club is Juventus.

Paddy Power make Liverpool's game against Cardiff their 10-11 favourite to be the first shown on the BBC's Match of the Day on Saturday night. Fulham versus Bournemouth is next in the betting at 4-1 with Watford against Huddersfield the least likely fixture to top the bill at 9-1.

Match in Focus

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Huddersfield v Newcastle

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Both teams have scored in three of the last five meetings
Expert verdict
Huddersfield are back into the relegation places but, before last week’s defeat to Arsenal, had notched in five consecutive Premier League games. The visiting Magpies have scored five goals in their last four matches on the road and can contribute to a high-scoring affair at the John Smith’s Stadium.

 

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