Newcastle United odds: Bookies slash odds on Dwight Gayle to finish top scorer

Newcastle United odds: Bookies slash odds on Dwight Gayle to finish top scorer

Dwight Gayle has plunged from 10/1 to odds-on to stay at the top of the Championship goalscorer charts. Gayle cost Newcastle £10million from Crystal Palace in the summer as Rafa Benitez moved for a forward who he thought could deliver the goals that were missing from his side last season – and he has been rewarded with 11 goals in 11 games so far this term. And the bookies – who quickly installed Gayle as the favourite to finish top scorer in the Championship – have reacted to his stellar start by slashing the odds on him earning the Championship’s golden boot. He is now 8/13 on – in from a pre-season price of 10/1. Bookies Bet365 took a huge amount of money on Gayle winning the Championship golden boot – and will be set for substantial losses if Gayle wins that and United, the shortest priced pre-season favourites in second tier history, win the league. Dwight Gayle applauds the fans Bet365 spokesman Steve Freeth said: “Not only have we got Newcastle for the crown jewels on the outright, we also have Gayle for bundles in the top goalscorer market and it will be a double whammy if both of them come in come May.” Gayle’s 11 goals puts him ahead of Scott Hog…

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