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Cha-Ching! Newcastle are the most profitable Premier League team to back

Joe Kinnear is a laughing stock, Alan Pardew is on a ridiculous contract and somehow Gabriel Obertan still makes the odd appearance. Despite all this, Newcastle are the league's most profitable team, and here are the stats to prove it

by Josh Powell | November 13, 2013

It’s been a mixed season so far for Newcastle. There was the defeat to fierce rivals Sunderland in the Derby and they were beaten at home by Hull, but the Magpies won against Tottenham away and beat Chelsea at St James’ Park. Throw in Cheryl Cole’s arse tatoo and Paul Gascoigne’s inevitable Twitter catastrophe and it’s easy to see why the last few months have been a rollercoaster for the Geordies.

Tyneside is buzzing though after winning two tricky games on the spin, and the pints are on Paddy if any Newcastle punters have been betting with their hearts rather than their heads.

  • If you put £10 on Newcastle to win every game this season you would be up £97 and have a grand total of £207 to your name after three months of the season
  • The next most profitable team is Aston Villa (+£66) with high-flying Southampton coming in third (+£50.70)

Not only that, but Loic Remy is the most profitable player to back out of the top 20 goalscorers in the league this season. The French striker has found the onion bag in five games this season and opened the scoring in three of them. But before Joe Kinnear starts claiming the loan signing of the season we’d like to point out that even a blind squirrel will find a nut every now and again.

Joe Kinnear NUFC

  • If you had put £5 on Loic Remy to score first every week you would be up £70 and more than doubled your money
  • Plus Paddy Power are one of just three bookies who do each-way betting on first scorers and if you’d stuck £5 each-way on Remy every week you’d be up £123.75

Newcastle fans punting correct scores with Paddy Power are far better off than if they’d been putting their money down elsewhere. Paddy has been best price on 47 per cent of Newcastle correct score markets this season, compared to 17 per cent from William Hill, 14 per cent from Ladbrokes and a measly 3 per cent from Bet365 (Suck on that Ray Winstone).

There are three profitable scorelines for the Barcodes this year…

  • If you stuck a fiver on Newcastle to win 2-0 every week you’d be up £115. They’ve only done it the one time, against Chelsea, but it was a 33/1 shot when they shocked Jose Mourinho
  • If you’d put £5 on them to win 2-1 every week you’d have a profit of £50 and if you’d backed Alan Pardew’s men to win 1-0 every week you’d be up £58.

There you have it, backing Newcastle might not be good for your heart rate, but so far it has been very good for your bank balance. Music to Mike Ashley’s ears.

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