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Newcastle vs Everton – European football can guide Toon to win

| 05.03.2011

Newcastle enter this weekend’s round of Premier League fixtures with one eye on a European football finish, and a win over Everton could be a defining point in the turnaround of Newcastle Football Club.

Everton are reeling after their shock FA Cup exit to Reading and David Moyes’ side will be hopeful of bouncing straight back, but the Toffees are in poor away form and haven’t won at St James Park in their last eight attempts.

Match Odds

It’s no surprise that the betting market struggles to split the two sides and home advantage hands Newcastle the slight favouritism at 8/5 to win with Everton available at 7/4.

Considering Newcastle’s home record with Everton, and the fact they’ve only lost one of their last eight home games could mean the 8/5 for Newcastle to win is the value of the weekend’s Premier League action.

However five of Newcastle’s seven home matches have ended in a draw, and considering Everton’s penchant for a draw this season – 12 in 27 games – the 11/5 for the draw looks a good bet, as does the 4/5 for Newcastle to win in the draw no bet market.

Total Goals

Everton are without a clean sheet in their last 10 away games and Newcastle have the fifth worst home defence in the Premier League suggesting both teams to score looks a great bet at 4/5.

It seems the game is set-up for a score draw and a 1-1 result is backable at 11/2, but Newcastle’s home attack is the best in the Premier League and a 2-2 draw offers more value at 14/1.

Everton will be reliant on the in-form Jermaine Beckford to get the the goals that will keep them in this tie, and with four goals in his last five appearances, the striker is a strong bet at 9/4 to score any time.

A £25 stake on a 2-2 draw would return £375. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.