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Newcastle Trophies Odds for 2023/24 Season

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
11 August 2023, 13:35

Newcastle United are at the start of a new journey since the club’s acquisition by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund. In the 2022/23 season, the club achieved its highest league finish in 20 years and qualified for the Champions League. If the club continues its steady growth, it may not be long before the Magpies put an end to their prolonged trophy drought – it’s been almost 70 years since their last major trophy!

However, a look at the Newcastle trophy odds for the 2023/24 reveals that the Toon is still not among the bookmakers' big favourites for silverware.

List of Newcastle Trophy Odds

As far as the Newcastle trophy betting odds are concerned, the club is believed more likely to stand a chance in the domestic cup competition rather than the Premier League and Champions League. 

Newcastle TrophiesPaddy Power ODDS
Premier League17.00 
Champions League21.00
FA Cup11.00 
English League Cup12.00 
No Trophies1.25

Premier League

If we are talking strictly about the Premier League after its rebrand in the early 1990s, Newcastle United have never won the competition. However, if we go back far enough, the Toon were crowned England top division champions four times in their history, with the last league title dating back to 1926/27. Since then, Newcastle’s top achievement in the Premier League has been finishing as runner-ups twice in a row, in 1995/96 and 1996/97. 

On paper, the Magpies are a stronger team after the summer transfer window, as they have brought in the likes of Sandro Tonali, Harvey Barnes and Tino Livramento while the only big exit was that of Allan Saint-Maximin. Coach Eddie Howe will have to juggle Premier League and Champions League football this season, though, making the task of achieving a high league finish even more difficult.

Certainly, Newcastle are not the favourites for the title with just 17.00 odds, but the 2.50 odds of finishing in top four are quite positive. 

Champions League

Newcastle will be competing in the Champions League for the fourth time in their history, with their last campaign dating back to the 2003/04 season, although they did not qualify for the group stage that year after losing in the play-offs. Their best run came in the season prior when the Toon reached the second group stage but finished behind Barcelona and Inter Milan and could not advance to the quarter-finals.

Going into the new season, Newcastle’s performance in the Champions League will likely depend on the draw. The Magpies – both the coach and the players – lack experience in Europe’s top competition, which is considered a big deal. However, they could be able to advance far if they get paired against opponents who have a lesser squad then Newcastle. A triumph, though, still seems out of reach.

FA Cup

The FA Cup is, in fact, the last major trophy Newcastle has won. It happened in the 1954/55 season when the club from England’s North beat Manchester City 3-1 in the final at Wembley. It was their sixth FA Cup, although they reached the final three times since then, most recently in 1998/99.

Their run in the competition last season was horrendous, as they were eliminated in the third-round by Sheffield Wednesday, a team from the third tier of English football. With 75% possession in that match and more shots recorded (22 v 9), Newcastle perhaps didn't deserve to win, but this is the nature of knockout competitions – sometimes luck plays its role.

Their cup run this season may end up suffering from the club’s involvement in the Champions League which means Newcastle will have fewer opportunities to rest the players between games. However, Howe’s pragmatic approach could still take them far in the competition regardless of that, and the FA Cup ranks highest on the Newcastle trophy odds.

English League Cup

Unlike the FA Cup, Newcastle have never in their history won the English League Cup. However, they came incredibly close to doing so last season, as they reached their first ever final. Unfortunately for the Newcastle fans, the Toon was beaten 0-2 in the final by Manchester United. Howe’s men put up a fight in the game at Wembley, but the Newcastle forwards did not show the same conversion rate as Man United and failed to score despite registering more shots than the rival.

However, they have all the right to be proud of the 2022/23 English League Cup campaign as the team defeated the likes of Crystal Palace, Bournemouth, Leicester City and Southampton on their way to the final.

It will be more difficult for Newcastle to replicate that success in the 2023/24 season due to the circumstances we’ve already named, but with knockout competitions, nothing is impossible.

No Trophies

At the end of the day, it will be no disaster if Newcastle finish the season trophyless – their odds of winning at least some silverware (3.60) are considerably higher than those of them winning nothing (1.25). Perhaps most important for the owners is that Newcastle again achieve a high finish while also faring well in the Champions League.

If Howe brings a trophy to St. James Park, the first major one in almost 70 years, the English coach will deserve to have his name written in the club’s history book forever. But at least for now, there is no such pressure on the 45-year-old, much more important should be Newcastle developing a recognizable style and performing consistently in the league. The trophies can come later.