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Hull v Newcastle Betting Preview – EFL Cup 29th November


Hull v Newcastle Predictions & Betting Odds – 29th November 2016

The Tigers have found the League Cup a nice escape from their woes in the relegation zone of the Premier League. They have a huge fight for survival on their hands there, but could likely enjoy a huge confidence boost if they could make it through to the semi finals of the Cup. However, they take on a good Newcastle side who have been carrying some good form lately. The Magpies have won their last two visits to Hull, comprehensively as well, and so it is the visitors who will be going off as favourites in the hunt for a place in the final four.

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Hull v Newcastle Betting Tips

Big game for Hull who would love to move through to the semi finals of the League Cup, but of course have much more important things to deal with in the Premier League. They scrapped out a home point against West Brom in the Premier League on the weekend after a decent second half performance. But it wasn’t a great boost really considering that they have only won two of their last nine games across all competitions. Hull have won six games only all season and three of those have been in the League Cup. So far in this season’s competition they have produced wins over Exeter, Stoke and Bristol City and all of those games have been out on the road. So they go into their first Cup game at home this season and with fans deserting them in their home game in the league this weekend, the atmosphere may not be on their side. Hull hold a W2 D1 L4 record in their home games in all competitions, failing to score in three of them and totalling just six goals.

Both teams not to score in this tie at bookmaker Bet365 will return a price of 3/4. The last time that Hull and Newcastle were together was in the Premier League just a couple of season’s ago and Newcastle came out on top with a win and draw over the clashes. The win for the Mapgies came at the KC and that was an easy 3-0 win for them. It means that the Tigers are now winless in their last three (D1 L2) against Newcastle and at home, they have failed to win any of their last four against the Magpies. So even taking their poor form this season out of the picture, this isn’t an easy game for the Tigers. Over 2.5 goals with Bet365 on the game is running at a price of 19/20 and that will be based on each of the last four between them going over the goal line. Hull are still waiting for their first clean home sheet this season so Newcastle will create chances. With Hull missing Abel Hernandez and Will Keane up front, they may struggle to outscore the Magpies

Championship leaders Newcastle are running on a W13 D1 L4 record in the league so far this season, so they are strong. They were on a nine match winning streak across all competitions before Blackburn went to St James Park on the weekend and took a surprise win, snapping Newcastle’s great form. Given how well they have gone this season, that is likely to be just a bit of a blip and they have been very strong out on the road this season as well having posted a W7 D1 L1 record on their travels. They have also bagged six clean sheets in those nine away games too. You could go with a Newcastle to win to nil wager in this fixtur at Bet365 for 11/4. Up in the anytime goalscorer market, Dwight Gayle is a 5/4 shot, with Aleksandar Mitrovic at 7/4. The Championship side won’t have anything to fear here really.

Hull v Newcastle Betting Odds

Hull 11/5, Draw 12/5, Newcastle 6/5

Hull v Newcastle Predictions

We would expect a strong performance from Newcastle here against an out of sorts Hull side. The Magpies have enough scoring power in their ranks to make light work of this one and they are the more confident and well balanced of the two sides easily. So look for the Magpies to roll out a win in this one in a fixture which goes over 2.5 goals based on the recent history between the two of them. This is a big chance for Rafa Benitez’s men to take a step towards some silverware.


Sky Bet boost Tottenham, Man City and Newcastle all to win at 5/1


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Tottenham go off at home against Leicester in one of the big matches from the top flight this weekend. Spurs need to snap back to winning ways after back to back draws and they will fancy their chances against Leicester who have lost their last four away games in the top flight, conceding 13 goals in those four matches. Man City will also be looking to rediscover their winning touch as they head out to face West Brom at the Hawthorns and the Citizens have won 12 of the last 13 meetings between them. The third match in the deal is Newcastle’s visit to Preston from the Championship. The Magpies have won their last five league games on the bounce and have own their last two on the road at Preston too.

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EFL Cup Predictions, Odds and Quarter Final Draw

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The quarter final draw for the EFL Cup has kept the big guns left in the draw apart. Two of the four matches will be all-Premier League affairs though, with Manchester United and Arsenal getting home fixtures against fellow top flight sides West Ham and Southampton respectively. Championship title hopefuls Newcastle will be happy enough with the draw as they get a trip to top flight strugglers Hull.

EFL Cup Quarter Final Draw

Liverpool v Leeds United

Manchester United v West Ham

Hull City v Newcastle United

Arsenal v Southampton

There were big fourth round games, notably the one at Olympic Park between London rivals West Ham and Chelsea. The Blues went with a much-changed side for the challenge and despite creating plenty of chances in the second half, couldn’t turn around their fortunes in a 2-1 loss. The game though was overshadowed by more crowd troubles, something which has been a huge problem for the Irons since their move from the Boleyn Ground.

The Hammers will make a trip to Manchester United for the quarter finals then, with the Red Devils having edged out rivals Man City in a 1-0 win at Old Trafford. It was a poor game, lacking quality from both sides, despite United sending out a much stronger side than the Citizens did. It certainly wasn’t a classic, but Juan Mata settled it for the Red Devils and Jose Mourinho’s men are trading at a price of 8/2 to get their hands on the EFL Cup.

Liverpool are outright favourites though having dumped out Tottenham in the fourth round. They are a 9/4 shot to win the trophy this season and their reward for seeing off the Lilywhites is a home tie against Championship side Leeds, who are the rank outsiders of the eight remaining clubs left. Arsenal, after seeing off Reading in their four round match, stay at home as they take on Southampton in what is likely to be the tie of the round.

Going back to Newcastle, the Championship title contenders will be more than happy with their tie as they hit the road to take on Premier League strugglers Hull. Rafa Benitez’s Magpies are trading at 12/1 to go and claim the silverware.

EFL Cup Outright Winner Odds

Liverpool 9/4, Arsenal 11/4, Man Utd 7/2, Southampton 10/1, West Ham 12/1, Newcastle 12/1, Hull 33/1, Leeds 50/1

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The regular odds on that is 5/1 so it is a big jump up! Chelsea head off to face the struggling Hull and the Blues have been victorious in five of the last six meetings between the two clubs. The Blues will be looking to respond to some recent setbacks, but Hull have shipped nine goals in their last two league games and are facing the harsh realities of life in the English top flight.

Huddersfield have been ticking along in great style in the Championship and they will be looking to take advantage of Ipswich’s less than stellar form when they head to Portman Road on Saturday. Huddersfield, who head into the weekend as league leaders are favourites for the win. As for Newcastle, they took a thrilling 4-3 win over Newcastle in midweek after being 3-1 down in the match and the Magpies head off to face bottom side Rotherham on Saturday looking for another three points to keep up their promotion challenge.

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Aston Villa v Newcastle Predictions & Betting Odds – 24th September 2016

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Aston Villa v Newcastle Betting Preview – Championship 24th September

Just last season these two were fighting it out to avoid relegation and both ultimately failed, so it leaves us with a big Championship match up on Saturday evening to get stuck into. Newcastle had a fantastic five match winning streak snapped last weekend by Wolves, but still start the weekend up in third in the second tier. Things haven’t been going quite so well for Villa who have managed just the one win so far this season and who once again are still struggling for goals. Can the Villains take what would be a huge confidence-boosting victory?

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Aston Villa v Newcastle Betting Tips

Just last season then these were embroiled in a fight against relegation which both ultimately lost. It doesn’t look as if Villa have taken very well to the drop down in the tier either because they have managed just the one win so far this term. Last season in the top flight Villa and Newcastle played out draws in both meetings and that has actually happened in three of the last four meetings between them. The last two at Villa Park have ended in a 0-0 draw too and a 0-0 correct score punt on this one will fetch you a quote of 8/1 with bet365. So there’s hasn’t been much on show from Villa so far with their W1 D5 L2 record. The Villains have have drawn five of their last six league games (L1) now and have posted a W1 D3 record in their four home games so far.

You are probably looking at the game going under 2.5 goals pretty comfortably and that is a quote of 7/10 with Bet365. Villa are running on a ten match streak without having beaten Newcastle now (D5 L5) so there doesn’t appear to be a lot of value in backing them for a win on Saturday evening. Roberto Di Matteo has a lot of work ahead of him and success at this point would be a top half of the table finish, while a play off spot looks like their best route back to the top flight from the position they are in. Aston Villa have netted only one goal in their last five matches against Newcastle, but seven of their eighth Championship goals this season have been at home. Rudy Gestede has three for the season and is an 11/4 anytime goalscorer option.

There appeared to be no stopping Newcastle recently. They opened the season with back to back losses but then caught fire. They put together a huge five match winning streak and the last four in that sequence were with a clean sheet as well. But they suffered a setback at St James’ Park last weekend when Wolves showed up and beat them. That was a bit of a surprise but they could get back to winning ways here. They have the goals in them and 75% of their away games this season have been won to nil. Newcastle to win to to nil this fixture is a price of 3/1 with online betting site Bet365.

The top scorer this season in the Championship for Newcastle is Dwight Gayle with a four goal tally in six appearances. He should be a great option in the anytime goalscorer market for a price of 21/10. Jonjo Shelvey has netted three goals this season and is a 6/1 poke for the game. Newcastle have averaged over two goals per away game this season and they have conceded just the one goal on their travels as well. The Magpies are a quote of 8/11 in the draw no bet market for this one and it’s hard to see them suffering a loss here because Villa aren’t that threatening. The form is with the Magpies.

Aston Villa v Newcastle Betting Odds

Newcastle 6/4, Aston Villa 17/10, Draw 12/5

Aston Villa v Newcastle Predictions

Aston Villa haven’t done enough winning in the Championship to suggest that they are going to go out and beat Newcastle, one of the best sides in the division, on Saturday. Newcastle have been good on the road this term and are likely to get out with the win and they look value in the match outright. If you wanted to push it, then consider Newcastle to win to nil.

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Newcastle have spent big in the transfer window and look like a Premier League side in the making

Rafael Benitez cut a disconsolate figure after Newcastle United lost opening Championship matches against Fulham and Huddersfield, although the Magpies have subsequently bounced back with three straight wins.

It means that the Tyneside club remain strong favourites to win the Championship title and make a speedy return to the Premier League, with Benitez having massively reshaped his squad during the summer.

True enough, the Spaniard has had to wave goodbye to Gigi Wijnaldum, Moussa Sissoko and Andros Townsend, although the recruitment has more than compensated considering that Dwight Gayle, Grant Hanley, Ciaran Clark, Matz Sels, Matt Ritchie and Mohamed Diame all arrived at St James’ Park.

The arrival of Ritchie and Diame was a particularly big statement. After all, many players seek to play in the Premier League, although these players left the first team of Bournemouth and Hull respectively to be part of the “Rafa Revolution”.

Ritchie was seemingly part of Eddie Howe’s plans at the Vitality Stadium although the lure of a big money deal entranced him from the south of the country to the very north. Similarly, Diame’s head was turned swiftly after he scored that excellent goal in the play-off final to help the Tigers back to the big time.

Bet365 go 13/8 that Newcastle win the title this season, with William Hill giving them even more respect with their quote of 11/8. Both these bookmakers offer 8/15 about the Magpies landing promotion although forthcoming trips to Derby and QPR will illustrate whether they really are the best team in the division.

The ingredients are certainly there, with Benitez easily the most successful manager in the Championship, boasting a CV which has seen him win silverware with Valencia, Liverpool and Chelsea. He’s also been the coach of Internazionale and Real Madrid, being regarded as one of the best in Europe.

The spending clout is far stronger than virtually any other Championship team, even if Aston Villa have also flexed their muscle in the transfer window to bring the likes of Ross McCormack and Jonathan Kodjia. Register a new account with online betting site Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus from them and enjoy great features there like 0-0 bore draw insurance and partial cash-out options.


Who will win the Championship 2016/17? Betting preview and odds

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As usual, the Championship gets an earlier start than the Premier League, so the league will come into focus pretty soon. The first game of the new campaign is on Friday, August 5th when Fulham take on Newcastle. Taking the drop from the Premier League last season along with Newcastle was Aston Villa and Norwich, so will any of those three be able to make an immediate return to the top flight? There will be hesitations there perhaps around Aston Villa, although they are trading at a quote of 9/1 to win the Championship, but it is Newcastle who are going as 2/1 outright favourites to top the second tier next season.

As many players as Newcastle can hold on to, the better they will be from their drop last season. Of course changes need to happen, particularly at the back, but with the expertise there of Rafa Benitez who has stuck with the club, there is optimism abound that they will be playing in the top flight again next season. It’s hard to argue that and they are worth a punt at 21/20 with online betting site Boylesports for a Top 2 Finish. What of Aston Villa and Norwich though? This is a big drop for both, but Norwich should be fairly well equipped to make it back up.

The Canaries put together a good campaign in the 2014/15 season to earn promotion, coming through the play offs, so they know what this is all about. After season after season of struggling at the foot of the top flight, how will stand up to be one of the perceived better teams taking on the challenge at the top of the second tier. There was frankly, so many issues with Aston Villa last season that their path back to the top may be a lot more difficult than that of Newcastle and Norwich.

But of course there are other good options around on those who missed out on a place in the top flight last season. Brighton would have to be at the top of the main contenders there. They were in brilliant form for most of the season, but narrowly missed out on goal difference on earning the second automatic spot and then lost out surprisingly in the play offs. If they can take what they did last season and build on it, namely a very good attack, they should be in the mix for at least another shot at promotion through the play offs.

Derby are likely going to be there or thereabouts in the title race. They looked for the most part that they were really going to challenge for an automatic promotion spot, but their challenge fell away really over January and most of February. They couldn’t stick the pace and then slipped out of the play offs when more was expected of them. The Championship can be a quickly fluctuating league and there are pieces in place at the likes of Ipswich, Brentford and even QPR that could click well enough, if added to from last season to make an assault on promotion.

Remember though that you can back a team to win promotion, which isn’t the same as backing them to win the league outright. You have good variety in markets here with Promotion, To Win The Play Offs and Top Two Finish.

Championship Winner Odds

Newcastle 7/4, Aston Villa 8/1, Norwich 9/1, Derby 12/1, Brighton 14/1, Wolves 14/1, Sheffield Wednesday 16/1, 33/1 bar

Championship Top 2 Finish Odds

Newcastle 21/20, Aston Villa 4/1, Norwich 10/3, Derby 11/2, Brighton 6/1, Sheffield Wednesday 7/1, Wolves 6/1, Cardiff 12/1, QPR 12/1, Fulham 14/1, Ipswich 14/1, Wigan 18/1, Brentford 18/1, bar 22/1

Championship Promotion Odds

Newcastle 8/15, Aston Villa 2/1, Norwich 11/4, Derby 10/3, Brighton 4/1, Sheffield Wednesday 9/2, Wolves 9/2, QPR 8/1, Fulham 8/1, Ipswich 91/, Cardiff 10/1, 12/1 bar

Championship Fixtures

So the new season all starts with Newcastle’s first steps in trying to get back to the top flight. They travel to Craven Cottage on Friday, August 5th for a game which they are a quote of 6/5 to win. Then comes a big fixture list on Saturday 6th including a mouthwatering clash between Derby and Brighton. The Rams are a 7/6 quote to put the win on the board there with Brighton out at 14/5. It could be a great start and confidence booster for the Seagulls to land a win there. Having lost three of the last four seasons in the play-offs, you wonder if they can take that step further this season and winning games like this could answer that.

Then on Sunday, August 7th you have a couple more matches with QPR v Leeds and a hugely entertaining affair of Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa. Will the Villains be able to get off to a winning start in the Championship? They are 9/4 to win at Hillsborough, but Sheffield Wednesday were brilliant on home turf in last season’s campaign and they may be the best value to back at a quote of 13/9 to take the three points.

Championship Fixtures Opening weekend

Fulham v Newcastle United
Birmingham City v Cardiff City
Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City
Bristol City v Wigan Athletic
Derby County v Brighton and Hove Albion
Huddersfield Town v Brentford
Ipswich Town v Barnsley
Nottingham Forest v Burton Albion
Reading  v Preston North End
Rotherham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Queens Park Rangers v Leeds United
Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa

Rounding out at the other end of the season, you have Aston Villa v Brighton on the final day, which could be a cracker if they are both in the promotion hunt. Other feature games there would be Norwich v QPR and a tasty clash between Nottingham Forest and Ipswich.

Final day fixtures:

Aston Villa v Brighton
Brentford v Blackburn Rovers
Bristol City v Birmingham City
Burton Albion v Reading
Huddersfield Town v Cardiff City
Newcastle United v Barnsley
Norwich City v Queens Park Rangers
Nottingham Forest v Ipswich Town
Rotherham United v Derby County
Sheffield Wednesday v Fulham
Wigan Athletic v Leeds United
Wolverhampton v Preston North End

Championship 2016/17 Relegation

As usual with the start of a new reason you are looking at the newly promoted clubs in a division to be the favourites to take the drop. In the Championships this season you have Burton as the 10/11 odds on favourites to go straight back down to League One. Sat at the 2/1 mark is Rotherham and Barnsley while Blackburn may not be too far out of the woods this term sat at 4/1 along with Preston North End.

Championship History and Stats

The Champions was first born in the 2004/05 season and it kicked off with a real bang, raking in the attendances in its inaugural season. The division has always had 24 teams competing and it’s Sunderland who have been the most successful side in the short history of the Championship having won the title on two occasions. That of course meant that there was a relegation there as well.

There have only been three winners of the Championship who have taken the title with over 100 points, that was Reading in 2006, Newcastle in 2010 and Leicester in 2014. Hull have been promoted from the Championship three times before, twice through the play offs and once through an automatic promotion spot back in the 2012/13 season.

Last season in the Championship the 1-1 scoreline was the most frequent result, happening in 15% of all games played, which totals 85. The second most popular result was a 1-0 home win which happened 58 times and then happening 57 times each was a 2-1 home win and a 0-0 draw. The most popular away win scoreline was 2-1 which happened 45 times (8%).

Championship 2016/17 Predictions

The Championship can be a volatile old place and therefore the 2/1 shot on Newcastle winning the league isn’t all that appealing to kick things off with. Brighton don’t have the appeal either after their near misses in the play offs in recent times and Aston Villa will have to do a lot of work to prove that they are going to do anything. Norwich have big appeal therefore at a 10/1 each way punt to go out and win the Championships and you can dial that back a bit with a 5/2 quote on them to earn promotion. Derby are generally pretty steady performers are a worth a punt at 3/1 in the Championship Promotion market too.


Newcastle v Tottenham Predictions & Betting Odds 15th May 2016


Newcastle v Tottenham Betting Preview

Tottenham’s season isn’t done just yet. They need a point as they go into this two points above rivals Arsenal in the race for second spot. Because of Tottenham’s superior goal difference, all they need is a point to see off the Gunners in the battle for runners up. Newcastle were relegated in midweek without kicking a ball, as Sunderland took a win over Everton, which sent the Magpies and Norwich both down to the Championship along with Aston Villa. Will Tottenham get their precious point now that Newcastle have nothing to play for?

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Newcastle v Tottenham Betting Tips

Newcastle were dealt the hammer blow of relegation in midweek as their rivals Sunderland managed to take a win over Everton. That meant that Newcastle would be following Aston Villa and Norwich down to the Championship. It would be understandable if they were a little flat for this game. Newcastle have suffered just the one loss in their last eight Premier League home games, and they have won four of those as well. So decent form but obviously not good enough to keep them up. The Magpies have only managed to beat Spurs in one of their last five at St James Park against the Lilywhites in a W1 D2 L2 record. The Magpies will likely be a bit defeated for this, so it’s hard to picture them having their tails up. Newcastle have managed to earn just the one clean sheet in their last 22 Premier League matches against Tottenham as well. There is a quote of 8/13 on both teams to score in the match. The Magpies are on their best run of unbeaten form since November 2014 having gone five unbeaten.

They suffered a blow of a 0-0 draw against Aston Villa last weekend, those two unexpected dropped points really hurting the Magpies. The only thing they have left now is a bit of pride to play for and if they could beat Spurs, they would likely do Arsenal a huge favour in the race for a second place finish. Newcastle have netted a goal in each of their last eight Premier league home games and Rafa Benitez has certainly tightened up their defence with three clean sheets in their last five. Given their record against Spurs though, it’s debatable as to whether or not they will stop the fluent Tottenham attack on Sunday. Only champions Leicester (38) have picked up more points away from home than Spurs this season (34) and Tottenham have netted a massive return of 33 away goals this season too.

The Lilywhites have only suffered the one defeat in their last seventeen top flight away games, winning nine of those games in that sequence. Their home loss against Southampton, which was on the back of that heartbreaking 2-2 draw against Chelsea previously (which cost Spurs a shot at the title), snapped a nine match unbeaten streak in the Premier League that Tottenham were on. Overall though, Tottenham have been in some wonderful form and they have won five of their last eight Premier League away games and have allowed fewer shots on target against them than any other team in the Premier League this season (112). Spurs are 9/4 to go out and put on a show and win to nil in this one. Harry Kane is a quote on 5/6 in the anytime goalscorer market and the England man needs one goal in this game to equal the record for most away goals in a Premier League campaign, currently held by Kevin Phillips with 16 in 1999/00.

Newcastle v Tottenham Betting Odds

Newcastle 16/5, Draw 11/4, Spurs 4/5

Newcastle v Tottenham Predictions

Hard to see the interest of enthusiasm that Newcastle will have for this game. Spurs have something to play for in needing a point to get second place locked in. They are good value though to go the whole way and put the three points on the board. The Lilywhites have been superb out on the road.

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Aston Villa v Newcastle Predictions & Betting Odds 7th May 2016

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Aston Villa v Newcastle Betting Preview

A great looking fixture for Newcastle, not so much Aston Villa. The Villains would top their longest ever losing streak of eleven games if they go down in this one. Newcastle have posted a four match unbeaten streak in the top flight for the first time since 2014 and have managed to get out of the drop zone. They may be out of the drop zone but they aren’t safe yet, however a big three points against the relegated Villains would go a long way to potentially securing their top flight status.

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Aston Villa v Newcastle Betting Tips

Not a great stretch of form then from Villa. That’s an understatement because they have lost their last eleven Premier League matches. Only Sunderland have managed to lose more consecutive games in the competition, putting a twenty match losing streak together between January 2003 and September 2005. Not since beating Norwich back on February 6th (just their third win of the season) have Aston Villa taken a single point. It’s been that poor from them and even when they have been putting the ball in the back of the net, as they have done in their last two, they have still lost. Villa were beaten 4-2 by Southampton and then 3-2 by Watford in their last two league outings. They are trying to finish with a bang, but can’t make it happen. Villa have scored just 14 goals at Villa Park this season and hold a W2 D4 L12. It’s been a massive decline.

Still, with Villa’s output in their last two games it is probably worth having a punt on the game going over 2.5 goals for a quote on 5/6. Newcastle have to come out and get goals in this one, a necessity if things get down to goal difference in the relegation scrap. So not only have Aston Villa been in poor form this season, they have not beaten Newcastle in any of their last nine Premier League meetings with them. Villa have lost five of those last nine against the Magpies. Newcastle have put together a a W2 D2 unbeaten stretch in the top flight, the first time that they have gone unbeaten in the Premier League since 2014. They ended a nine match losing streak on the road in their last away game in taking a draw at Anfield against Liverpool. That is the only point that they have taken on the road in 2016 though.

So they can’t sleep easily just yet, but beating Villa would put pressure on Sunderland and Norwich. If they lose though and Sunderland take a point or Norwich beat Man Utd, then the Magpies would be back in the drop zone, having played a game more than both of those. It’s very tight at the bottom. Newcastle have struggled for goals on the road having scored only 13 in their last 24 away from St James Park in the top flight. However, they have netted five in their last three away from home. Papiss Cisse and Aleksandar Mitrovic are 11/8 quotes in the anytime goalscorer market against Villa. Newcastle have only carded a very poor W2 L2 L14 record away from home this season, but any kind of win over Villa would be highly welcome.

Aston Villa v Newcastle Betting Odds

Newcastle 4/7, Draw 3/1, Aston Villa 9/2

Aston Villa v Newcastle Predictions

There have only been the four goals scored in the last four between these two in the top flight, but Villa have woken up going forward, while Newcastle have to come and show intent of getting three points on the board. Have a punt over 2.5 goals but it is still likely to end up being three points for the Magpies.

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Sky Bet offer 11/1 odds on Watford, Sunderland and Newcastle all to win


Online betting site Sky Bet have an enhanced odds offer running for Saturday’s Premier League action. There a big games going off on Saturday afternoon in the English top flight and the relegation picture could become a little bit clearer at the end of play, with Sunderland and Newcastle both going in 3pm kick offs.

Sunderland, who are just out of the drop zone on goal difference over Norwich, hit the road to go to the Britannia to face Stoke. The Black Cats have been producing a lot of resilient results to claw their way out of the relegation zone and face a Potter’s side who have shipped four goals in each of their last three league matches.

Newcastle appear to have winnable match at St James Park as they host Crystal Palace, who have failed to win any of their last nine games out on the road in the top flight. Newcastle’s home form hasn’t been all that bad and they have gone unbeaten in their last three home and away to give themselves a chance of staying up.

As for Watford, they will have been left disappointed by their FA Cup semi final loss last weekend against Crystal Palace. Still, they probably have what it takes to put that behind them as they host Aston VIlla on Saturday. With the Villains on a ten match losing streak in the top flight, it would be a surprise if the Hornets didn’t bank three points.

Open an account with Sky Bet and get 11/1 odds on Watford, Sunderland and Newcastle all to win. When you do register an account with them you can claim a free £20 bet as a welcome bonus as well as getting the option to opt in to the Sky Bet Club where you can pick up a free £5 bet each and every week!