Newcastle v Wolves Tips: Honours even at St. James’?
Newcastle United look to return to winning ways against Wolverhampton Wanderers this afternoon in today’s only Premier League game.
Rafa Benitez’s side climbed away from the drop zone with three wins on the bounce, but they’re now winless in their last two outings.
Wolves will be full of confidence after beating Chelsea in midweek. However, the visitors haven’t won on the road since October.
It could be a feisty encounter on Tyneside and we’ve got all the key odds…
After showing how good they can be against Chelsea, Wolves are 31/20 favourites to head back with three points.
Newcastle aren’t far behind at 15/8. The Magpies have only lost one of their last six games.
With both sides coming into this with confidence, it could be hard to split them. We go 2/1 that they take a point each.
The last three meetings between these sides have also only seen one side score. There’s 4/5 about Both Sides to Score – No.
Salomon Rondon will look to unsettle the Wolves backline with his power and aerial ability. The visitors will need to stop Matt Ritchie and Jacob Murphy from whipping crosses in to him.
Benitez could keep faith with Mo Diame and Ki Sung-yueng in midfield to try and break up Wolves’ passing rhythm. That means Jonjo Shelvey would miss out.
Wolves aren’t likely to change too much from midweek, although Ruben Neves is likely to come back in.
The highly-rated Morgan Gibbs-White should continue up front, with Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota providing support.
Our traders have Rondon and Joselu both 23/10 as Newcastle’s likeliest scorers. Ayoze Perez may start on the bench, but he’s got the talent to make a real impact. We go 14/5 that he gets on the scoresheet.
Where: St. James’ Park
How to watch: Sky Sports Premier League / Sky Sports Main Event
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