Betting sites predict Champions League adventure will a be one-off for Newcastle

Posted on August 17th, 2023 | No Comments |

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We’ve all got our opinions on exactly how the Premier League will pan out but, on the eve of the new season, betting sites have put their cards on the table and in a prediction that many Magpies might disagree with, have Newcastle missing out on successive Champions League campaigns.

The betting experts at Bookmakers TV have analysed the points predictions from different spread betting sites and, while Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United are again expected to fill three of the Champions League places, the other spot is most likely to be filled by Liverpool.

Jurgen’s Klopp’s team underperformed badly last season and are expected to score eight more points this time round, while Newcastle drop back four points to a total of 67.

The downturn in Newcastle’s results if they happen will most likely be put down to having to balance Premier League football with the extra exertions of a European campaign. The hope is that the signings of Sandro Tonali, Harvey Barnes and Tino Livramento will strengthen the squad sufficiently to cope with the additional games.

Chelsea are also expected to bounce back from last season’s nightmare, but a 23 point jump to the same points tally as Newcastle seems highly optimistic, particularly after Christopher Nkunku suffered a lengthy injury blow.

Regardless of how Chelsea fare, Eddie Howe’s men know they’ll have to hit the ground running to avoid getting left behind. They certainly got off to a good start though with a highly convincing 5-1 victory over Aston Villa, which should have been a tough fixture after the Villans resurgence last season under Unai Emery. Several more tricky fixtures follow though with Man City, Liverpool and Brighton all likely to provide a stern test.

Team 2022/23 points 2023/24 points prediction* Points change
Manchester City 89 87 -2
Arsenal 84 77 -7
Liverpool 67 75 +8
Manchester Utd 75 73 -2
Chelsea 44 67 +23
Newcastle 71 67 -4
Tottenham 60 61 +1
Aston Villa 61 59 -2
Brighton 62 57 -5
West Ham 40 46 +6
Brentford 59 46 -13
Crystal Palace 45 43 -2
Burnley N/A 41
Fulham 52 41 -11
Everton 36 40 +4
Bournemouth 39 39 No change
Wolves 41 38 -3
Nottm Forest 38 37 -1
Sheffield Utd N/A 31
Luton Town N/A 30

*Predictions based on spread betting quotes at 10th August 2023.

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