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Reading v Newcastle Championship Predictions & Betting Odds – 7th March 2017

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Reading v Newcastle Betting Preview - Championship 7th March 8.00pm Newcastle's title credentials have really been put to the test over the last week or so having had to face Brighton and Huddersfield (second and third in the league respectively), but neither of them could stop the Magpies from winning. Now Newcastle have a firm grip at the top of the table and even though they face another tough away day at Reading, their form will have given backers plenty of confidence. Reading are in a solid position to bank a play off spot, but with recent back to back defeats against Brighton and Huddersfield it would be a surprise if they took a win on home soil over the high flying Magpies. Over at Betfair you can take some control of your sports accumulators with the Acca Edge product that they have. Just build yourself a qualifying accumulator with them and then you can add the Acca Edge to it. This means then that for a slight reduction in odds on the bet, you will have insurance on it, so if just one leg of the wager lets you down, you will get your lost stake refunded as cash from them. Go and register an account with online betting site Betfair and earn £30 worth of free bets as a welcome bonus from them.

Reading v Newcastle Betting Tips

Reading are the next ones tasked with trying to stop Newcastle's march towards the Championship title. Reading are well in the mix themselves in the Championship play off race and they start this game in fifth place. However, their output has dropped to just the two wins in their last six league matches but they are carrying the kind of home form that suggest that they are going to be in with a chance of snatching something out of this. Reading have posted a W12 D4 L2 record on home soil this season and are currently on a five match unbeaten streak in the Championship at home with a W4 D1 record. So they do carry some threat and they have suffered just the one loss in their last eleven home games in the second tier. Reading lost heavily by a 4-1 scoreline at St James Park earlier in the season and both teams to score in the game at Betfair is a price of 4/5. That has happened in each of the last four between these two. Over 2.5 goals at Betfair in this one is a price of even money and a decent bit of value because the last three between these at Reading have gone over the goal line. Reading have gone W2 D1 L1 at home in their last four against the Magpies. But Newcastle have won some big games recently out on the road and Reading do have the worst defensive record of the top six sides in the Championship heading into the next round of action. Yann Kermorgant is an 11/4 option for the Royals in the Betfair anytime goalscorer market. A Reading 2-1 correct score is running at a price of 12/1 while a Newcastle 2-1 option is at a price of 15/2. That scoreline has a bit of a trend as it has appeared in two of the last four between them and in two of the last four between them at Reading. The Magpies, after such a successful run of games have really taken full control of the Championship title race now. They have taken wins at Brighton and at Huddersfield in their last two games, both promotion contenders like Newcastle are, and they have earned a five point cushion to sit with now at the top of the table. So they still have to face yet another tough game in this sequence of matches, but they have gone unbeaten in their last ten but it hasn’t all been easy because they have taken just one clean sheet in their last five played now, so Reading will get their chances. Newcastle are W4 D1 in their last five away games in the Championship and are in good form and they have scored at least two goals in four of those five games. In the Betfair First Goalscorer market, Dwight Gayle is a 10/3 price with Daryl Murphy and Aleksandar Mitrovic at 15/8 in the anytime goalscorer market. Will the Magpies impress again out on the road?

Reading v Newcastle Betting Odds

Reading 13/5, Draw 12/5, Newcastle 21/20

Reading v Newcastle Predictions

The Magpies have been getting it done. Those are big wins that they have posted on the road at Brighton and Huddersfield recently and this trip therefore to Reading won’t be particularly daunting. So Rafa Benitez's men have more than proved themselves and they are worth backing to continue their streak. They are value in the match outright to just back to collect the three points and it may be worth backing both teams to score too.  
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Huddersfield v Newcastle Championship Predictions & Betting Odds – 4th March 2017

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Huddersfield v Newcastle Betting Preview - Championship 4th March 5.30pm This should be a cracking game. In midweek, Newcastle fought back from a goal down to land a huge three points at title-challengers Brighton. That gave Newcastle back top spot at the expense of the Seagulls, but their tough work for the week isn’t done as they have to go back into battle with third placed Huddersfield. So no easy game for them. Huddersfield have been on cracking form and have started to put some pressure on the top two as well and they will be looking to land themselves what would be a huge three points for themselves in this one. Can the Terriers take down the Magpies to keep the title race wide open? Over at Betfair you can take some control of your sports accumulators with the Acca Edge product that they have. Just build yourself a qualifying accumulator with them and then you can add the Acca Edge to it. This means then that for a slight reduction in odds on the bet, you will have insurance on it, so if just one leg of the wager lets you down, you will get your lost stake refunded as cash from them. Go and register an account with online betting site Betfair and earn £30 worth of free bets as a welcome bonus from them.

Huddersfield v Newcastle Betting Tips

Well Huddersfield's hopes of pulling off a massive FA Cup upset by beating Manchester City went down in flames in midweek, but their hopes of making a promotion push to the Premier League remain very much alive. The Terriers go into the weekend sitting in third place and just the six points behind second-placed Brighton but with a game in hand now over the Seagulls. So if Huddersfield can keep their momentum going, they could make big strides closer to Brighton and Newcastle, the only two sides above them in the table. They are certainly carrying the form as they have gone W6 D1 in their last seven league games now and they have produced a fantastic run of W11 D3 L1 in their last fifteen league games since the start of December. It has been such good stuff from them and they are unbeaten in their last seven on home soil in the league as well, winning six of those. So they are going to give Newcastle a good run for their money you would imagine in this evening kick off. Huddersfield's overall home league form is W12 D2 L2 this season. The Terriers have a shot at completing the league double over Newcastle this season having taking a 2-1 win on Tyneside at the start of the term. 56% of Huddersfield's home games have gone over the 2.5 goal line this season, and because they have been shipping goals lately, there looks to be good value on the game going over 2.5 goals at Betfair for a price of 5/4. Well worth a punt is that one. This is the first league meeting between the two of them at Huddersfield since 1984 in the old English Division 2 which produced a 2-2 draw. In the Betfair correct score market for this one a repeat of the Huddersfield 2-1 correct score from earlier in the season at St James Park is a price of 9/1 with the shortest priced option in the market a 1-1 draw at 5/1. A good indicator of what a big threat the Terriers are, is their 3-1 home win over Brighton back at the start of February. In the Betfair anytime goalscorer market Nahki Wells and Elias Kachunga are 11/5 options. Both teams to score in the match at Betfair is a price of 5/6. Newcastle, albeit with a huge slice of luck, fought back from a goal down to win at Brighton in a top two clash in midweek. That sent them back to the top of the table but that good work could be undone if they lose this one and the Seagulls win on the weekend. It’s been a great battle between the Magpies and the Seagulls for the large part of the season at the top of the table, but Huddersfield are now closing in too. Newcastle are on a nine match match unbeaten streak in the Championship (W6 D3) so they are carrying good form, and wouldn’t be disappointed with a point probably. The last three between these at Huddersfield have been drawn and Newcastle are unbeaten with a W1 D3 record in their last four visits there. The visitors have Dwight Gayle at 6/4 and Aleksandar Mitrovic and Daryl Murphy both at the 9/4 quote in the anytime goalscorer market for the game. Can they build on those three points collected against Brighton in midweek, or will Huddersfield make further inroads towards the top two? This will be interesting.

Huddersfield v Newcastle Betting Odds

Huddersfield 7/4, Draw 23/10, Newcastle 6/4

Huddersfield v Newcastle Predictions

This should be a real highlight of the weekend, and Huddersfield are one of the few teams to have already beaten Newcastle this season. Even though their FA Cup dreams were ruined in midweek by Manchester City, the Terriers, with the league form that they have been showing are likely to have enough to stick in there in this one and the draw is stacks of value, which continues the trend between these two.  
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Brighton v Newcastle Championship Predictions & Betting Odds – 28th February 2017

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Brighton v Newcastle Betting Preview - Championship 28th February 7.45pm It is a top two clash in the championship on Tuesday and a game we have been looking forward to for a while. Brighton are one point ahead of the Magpies at the top of the pile and three home points would give them a nice buffer over Newcastle in the race for the title. At the end of the day a draw wouldn't be a bad result for either of them and this is no easy game for the visitors as they take on a Brighton side who have posted some immense defence at home across the season and who have won three of their last four on the south coast against the Magpies. One of the top football betting products around is Bet365’s 0-0 Bore Draw Insurance which they offer on all matches listed in their sportsbook. Place a pre-match correct score, scorecast or half time/full time wager on a match and if the game ends goalless then the bookmaker will refund lost stakes on the selected markets with a free bet. This applies to all matches in their sportsbook. Register an account with the award winning Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus from them and enjoy other top features like each-way goalscorer odds, live streams and cash out options.

Brighton v Newcastle Betting Tips

The Seagulls have the chance to drive hard towards the Championship title with a win in this one. They lost 2-0 at Newcastle earlier in the season, but overall they have the form running against the Magpies in the head to head. Brighton have posted a W4 D2 L1 record in their last seven home and away against Newcastle. The Seagulls are unbeaten in four on home soil in all competitions against Newcastle as well with a W3 D1 record on the board and they have taken three clean sheets in their last four against them. Brighton to win to nil at Bet365 is trading at a price of 3/1. The Seagulls have conceded just the nine league goals at home this season and that’s 59% (10 of 17) of their fixtures on the south coast in which they have taken a clean sheet and that is 59% of their home wins being landed to nil. Brighton are unbeaten in their last five league games home and away (W3 D2). At home they have averaged over two goals per game and in the anytime goalscorer market, they have Glenn Murray at 7/4 and Tomer Hemed at 12/5. Sam Baldock back at 3/1 may be worth a punt as he has scored three goals in his last two games. The sheer home form of Brighton is immense having put up a W13 D3 L1 record (unbeaten in 14) and then there is that form over Newcastle going. It is well worth looking under 2.5 goals in this one at a price of 8/13 with Bet365. That has happened in the last two between these on the south coast. In the Bet365 correct score market a Brighton 1-0 option is a price of 6/1 and it looks as if it will be that close. A Brighton 2-0 is stretched out to a price of 10/1. They have shipped just the one goal in their last six on home soil in the league. Can Newcastle that complete the league double over Brighton this season? That would give them the advantage back in the title race. Newcastle have gone W2 D1 L1 in their last out on the road and overall this season have posted an impressive record of W11 D2 L3 away from St James Park. Newcastle have only conceded ten goals out on the road this season in the league and that is another indicator that this will be a low scoring game. Just 38% of their away games has gone over 2.5 goals this season. Back in the anytime goalscorer market Dwight Gayle is an 8/5 option with Aleksandar Mitrovic at 2/1. Newcastle have failed to score in their last two visits to Brighton and their 2-0 win over the Seagulls this season snapped a three match scoreless streak that they were on against them. Whichever side you are looking at backing to come through with three points in the bag, a draw at half time is a big possibility. A Draw/Brighton half time/full time option is a 9/2 option while a Draw/Newcastle option is at 11/2.

Brighton v Newcastle Betting Odds

Brighton 7/5, Draw 23/10, Newcastle 15/8

Brighton v Newcastle Predictions

We would have to side with Brighton here even though this is likely to be very tight and tense. They have been immense at home and even though Newcastle have been rock solid out on the road this season, home advantage may just tip things in favour of the Seagulls in this one. Because this is so close to call, there is just value running in the outright market to go and bank on them getting the points.  
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Newcastle v Aston Villa Championship Predictions & Betting Odds – 20th February 2017

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Newcastle v Aston Villa Betting Preview - Championship 20th February 8.00pm Not long ago we were looking at this as a Premier League fixture. Newcastle are on their way back up to the top flight though but they were ousted from top spot in the Championship on Saturday as Brighton took an away win at Barnsley. So the incentive for Newcastle on Monday night to land themselves three points to put them back on top of the pile. Aston Villa have been tanking lately with five defeats in their six league games and may not offer up too much resistance to the Magpies, although the two played out a 1-1 draw earlier in the season. Can the Magpies land the precious points they need? You can earn a free £5 bet each at William Hill each and every week. Just place a minimum of £20 or more on football accumulators with four or more selections and you will claim your free £5 bet back. This offer does apply to select leagues and markets and qualifying competitions include all English and Scottish football leagues and cup as well as the major European leagues and the Champions and Europa Leagues. This is a great offer and you can get a free bet bonus every week! Register an account with online betting site William Hill and pick up £20 worth of free bets as a welcome bonus from them too.

Newcastle v Aston Villa Betting Tips

There haven’t been many goals flying around between these two recently and each of the last four between them at St James Park have gone under 2.5 goals and each of the last six at either ground have gone that way. Under 2.5 goals at William Hill will return you a price of 3/4 which looks a solid bet heading into this one. The last four between Newcastle and Villa at St James Park have either ended in a 1-1 draw or a 1-0 home win for the Magpies. In the Correct Score market you have a price of 5/1 on a Newcastle 1-0 victory and the 1-1 draw is coming in at 6/1 and that was the scoreline when the two met earlier in the season at Villa Park. Newcastle are on a big stretch of uneaten form against the Villains now having gone W4 D5 in their last nine against the Midlands outfit. Each of the four wins that Newcastle did post in that sequence saw them take the win by just the one goal margin. A Newcastle to win by a one margin at William Hill is a price of 5/2 to back to extend some big value to punters. Newcastle have gone W10 D1 L4 on home soil this season so they are certainly carrying the home form and they are unbeaten in their last four in the Championship (W3 D1). They have kept a clean sheet in two of their last three. They have averaged over two goals per game on home soil this season and in the William Hill anytime goalscorer marek there is a price of 11/10 on Dwight Gayle, with Aleksandar Mitrovic at 5/4 and Matt Ritchie at 15/8. Plenty of firepower there for the Magpies and they have have taken four clean sheets in their last six league encounters with Aston Villa. Will they have enough to land those important three points to put them back on top of the table at the expense of Brighton? Aston Villa are on a really bad side at the moment having gone winless in their last eight league games now (D2 L6) and they are on a four match losing streak. So they are starting to look in some big trouble and they have failed to score in four of their last seven games played now. So they are highly vulnerable at the moment and their away record across the course of the Championship season is pretty miserable as well as they have gone just W2 D5 L9 for the term. They have lost their last four away from home in the Championship and have gone W1 L6 in their last seven out on the road. So rightly they are heavy underdogs for this Monday night clash especially with them being on a ten match unbeaten streak at St James Park against the Magpies.

Newcastle v Aston Villa Betting Odds

Newcastle 13/20, Draw 11/4, Aston Villa 11/2

Newcastle v Aston Villa Predictions

This should be a winnable match for the Magpies but this is likely going to be a low scoring affair on the day given the recent run of form between the two of them. Therefore is it possibly worth considering the option of a 1-0 correct score in favour of the Magpies or just rolling out with them going out and winning to nil in the fixture. Villa are on a bad slide and aren’t likely to pack too much of a punch, they would be happy to get out without defeat, but that’s not likely to happen.  
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Norwich v Newcastle Championship Predictions & Betting Odds – 14th February 2017

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Norwich v Newcastle Betting Preview - Championship 14th February 7.45pm A game of big importance in the push for a Premier League spot next season. Newcastle rear ticking over at the top for the pile now with their closest challengers Brighton having dropped points recently. As for Norwich, they have a bit of momentum behind them with a five match unbeaten streak for from going and if they claim maximum points in this one then they have the chance to move back up into the play offs spots. The Canaries were edged out in a thrilling 4-3 defeat on Tyneside earlier in the season, can they avenge that loss back on home soil? Online betting site Bet365 offer great 0-0 bore draw insurance on matches which you can take advantage of. Place a pre-match correct score, scorecast or half time/full time wager on a match and if the game ends goalless then the bookmaker will refund lost stakes on the selected markets with a free bet. This applies to all matches in their sportsbook. Register an account with the award winning Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus from them and enjoy top features like live sports streams, extensive live in play betting and partial cash out options on live bets.

Norwich v Newcastle Betting Tips

This should be an interesting match up in the race for a Premier League push. There was a dramatic 4-3 defeat for the Canaries up at Newcastle earlier in the season and you have a price of 8/11 at Bet365 on this one going over 2.5 goals. Norwich are in great form at the moment and they have gone very well on home soil this season in the Championship, putting up a W11 D1 L3 record in total and have gone very well since the turn of the new year. Norwich have posted a strong W5 D1 L1 record in their seven league games this season. They are on a four match winning streak at home, netting a total of 13 goals in those four games, so they look as if they should be able to throw down a serious challenge to the league leaders here. The last time that these two met at Carrow Road, Norwich won 3-2 in the 2016 Champions League. All but one of the last five between Norwich and Newcastle have gone over 2.5 goals by the way, with both teams scoring in each. So there is a likelihood of goals turning up here and you have a price of 4/5 with Bet365 on both teams to score. In the Bet365 anytime goalscorer market for the game, Norwich have Cameron Jerome as a 2/1 anytime goalscorer option with a price of 11/5 on Nelson Oliveira. Jerome struck one of their three goals at Newcastle earlier in the season. Norwich have scored at least two goals in each of their last three against Newcastle in the league now and with them having taken four clean sheets in their last seven league outings at Carrow Road now in the Championship, you have a price of 10/3 on them to win to nil. Newcastle are moving well again now with a W4 D1 record in their last five league games played. That is actually the exact same record as Norwich have put up in the same span of games. Three of Newcastle’s last four wins in the Championship have been by a one goal margin. There is a 10/3 price at Bet356 on Newcastle to win by a one goal margin. Newcastle have gone with an impressive W11 D1 L5 record away from home this season in the Championship and they have also won four of their last five away from St James Park (L1). Home and away, they have collected three clean sheets in their last four and they are up at the top for a reason. In the anytime goalscorer market, Dwight Gayle is a 6/4 option while ALeksandar Mitrovic, who netted the only goal of their win over Wolves on the weekend, is a 13/8 option to net. Each of Newcastle's last four away games have either ended by a 2-1 or a 1-0 scoreline.

Norwich v Newcastle Betting Odds

Norwich 6/4, Newcastle 9/5, Draw 23/10

Norwich v Newcastle Predictions

This should be a tight game and it is worth having a crack at there being a goal at both ends. Both Norwich and Newcastle offer value in the match outright of course, but with Norwich having remained unbeaten in their last four at home in the Championship against Newcastle, the Canaries may just be able to edge this one by a one goal margin.
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Sky Bet offer 7/1 enhanced odds on Man City, Newcastle & Brighton all to win

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Even though there is no Premier League action this weekend, Sky Bet are continuing with their regular enhanced odds offer on Saturday 3pm kick offs. We have some tasty looking FA Cup action to get stuck into and this weekend, and Sky Bet have posted Man City, Newcastle & Brighton all to win up from a price of 7/2 to 5/1 for customers. Manchester City are out on the road and will be looking to continue the kind of form that saw them smash West Ham 5-0 in the third round. The Citizens take on the struggling Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on the weekend, the Citizens running at an odds-on price to take the victory. Newcastle will be hoping to march on as well as they are also favourites in their game as they take a trip to Oxford and will be expected to take out their League One opponents. Which leaves Championship leaders Brighton to complete the treble. The Seagulls are on the road as well and like Man City and Newcastle go as favourites for their match. Brighton have received a favourable draw in the fourth round as they take on non-league side Lincoln from the National League for a berth in the fifth round. Follow our links to register an account with online bookmaker Sky Bet to take advantage of this enhanced odds offer. When you do you can claim a free £20 bet bonus from them and you can also opt into their Sky Bet Club. Just make £25 worth of qualifying stakes each week in the club and in return they will give you a free £5 bet each and every week! Just stay in the club and keep earning those weekly free bets!
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Newcastle v Birmingham Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th January 2017

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Newcastle v Birmingham Betting Preview - FA Cup 18th January 7.45pm This battle between the two Championship sides isn’t over yet, but Newcastle will be feeling more confident as they head into this replay on Wednesday night. The Magpies were held to a 1-1 at the first attempt at St Andrews, but they have already hosted Birmingham in the Championship this season and the Magpies thumped the Blues 4-0. So Rafa Benitez will be hoping for some smooth passage this midweek in getting through to the fourth round of the draw. The winner of the tie will face a trip to Oxford in the Fourth Round. Online betting site Bet365 offer great 0-0 bore draw insurance on matches which you can take advantage of. Place a pre-match correct score, scorecast or half time/full time wager on a match and if the game ends goalless then the bookmaker will refund lost stakes on the selected markets with a free bet. This applies to all matches in their sportsbook. Register an account with the award winning Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus from them and enjoy top features like live sports streams, extensive live in play betting and partial cash out options on live bets.

Newcastle v Birmingham Betting Tips

Well Newcastle have been a bit below par since the festive period kicked in really and they have produced a mixed bag of W2 D1 L2 in their last five games in all competitions. They survived the first attempt at St Andrews after having taken the lead in the match and they will be pretty confident you would imagine about their chances of taking the Blues down in the replay. Newcastle as a whole have produced some pretty strong form at St James Park this season to suggest that they are going to be alright in this one. They took a confidence-boosting win at Brentford in the league on the weekend, so their confidence should be up. Newcastle have produced a W11 L4 record on home soil this season and three of the four defeats which they have suffered this term has seen them fail to score in. But Newcastle have the power going forward to ensure that they get through this and just back in December they put four goals past Birmingham in a league match up. The Magpies have netted at least two goals in each of their home games which they haven’t lost this season. You can have a quote of 3/4 at Bet365 on over 2.5 goals turning up in this one and that has happened in three of the last four between these on Tyneside. Interestingly the last time that these two met in the FA Cup was back in the 2006/07 season and they drew at St Andrews in the first attempt and then Birmingham won the replay 5-1 back at St James Park. Hard to see that happening this time around and the Magpies have Dwight Gayle is running as 10/11 outright favourite in the anytime goalscorer market with Daryl Murphy and Ayoze Perez at 6/4. The Blues are not good travellers. Currently home and away they have failed to win any of their last six games across all competitions and have won one of their last nine which was home win against Ipswich in the league. They haven’t been good away from home this term and they have lost four of their last seven away from home and they have failed to score in two of their last three away from home as well. It is likely going to end up that Birmingham missed the boat in the first attempt on home soil. It’s not often the underdog gets through at the second attempt, especially not out on the road. Lukas Jutkiewicz could have won the game for Gianfranco Zola’s Birmingham, and he looked their biggest threat going forward. He is a 3/1 anytime goalscorer option in this one.

Newcastle v Birmingham Betting Odds

Newcastle 4/7, Draw 16/5, Birmingham 11/2

Newcastle v Birmingham Predictions

Even if Newcastle throw a little a caution to the wind and rest a few players they should be fine in this one on home soil. The Blues aren’t travelling well at all and there’s no reason why, with their superior firepower, that Newcastle can’t get through this one at something of a canter. Look for Newcastle to win to nil as the Blues don’t pose a big offensive threat.
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Sky Bet offer Arsenal, West Ham & Newcastle 7/1 enhanced odds all to win

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Another big Saturday of football and another big enhanced odds offer on Saturday from online betting site Sky Bet. The bookmaker is back with the Soccer Saturday Special and this week they have thrown out a price boost of 7/1 (up from 5/1) on Arsenal, West Ham and Newcastle all to win in the Saturday 3pm kick offs. So what’s in store for the clubs involved in the offer? The Gunners head out on the road but they have a winnable looking match as they take on the flimsy back line of Swansea at the Liberty Stadium. The free-scoring Gunners are expected to collect three points from that. West Ham look as if they have a great chance of snapping a dip in form as they host the out-of-sorts Crystal Palace in a London derby. In the Championship, promotion-chasing Newcastle face off against mid-table Brentford. The Magpies have gone a little patchy but they will be expected to have the firepower in their ranks to go and collect three points in the game and keep up some pressure on league leaders Brighton. Register an account with Sky Bet and take a big 7/1 enhanced odds on all three of them to win. Register an account with online betting site Sky Bet and earn yourself a free £5 bet each and every week. When you sign up you can take advantage of their £20 free bet welcome offer and then you can opt in to their Sky Bet Club. Just make £25 worth of qualifying stakes in their sportsbook each week (evens or greater) and in return you will take a free £5 bet bonus back! A promotional week runs from Monday through Sunday and the free bets will be handed out on Monday. Stay in the club by making the qualifying bets each week and keep on collecting those free bets!
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Birmingham v Newcastle Predictions & Betting Odds – 7th January 2017

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Birmingham v Newcastle Betting Preview - FA Cup 7th January 3.00pm This could be a tight match up at St Andrews. Newcastle have bigger fish to fry this season as they are on the hunt for Premier League football next season. However, Rafa Benitez’s men didn’t have the best festive period, so this could be a chance to rest some players for their trip to the Midlands. Birmingham are strolling along out of form with just the one win in their last six games played. Could they possibly pull off a cup upset if the Magpies are indeed far more interested in ensuring that they are playing top flight football next term? Who will win the battle of this all-Championship affair? There is an FA Cup special running over at online betting site Ladbrokes and it involves the weekend’s underdogs, well most of them. Bet on a lower league team to win their FA Cup Third Round Tie and if they draw, get a free bet on them to win the replay! This applies to select matches only involving teams from different tiers, so check out their site to see the full details of the insurance offer on the FA Cup. Register an account with online betting site Ladbrokes and earn a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus from the highly rated bookmaker!

Birmingham v Newcastle Betting Tips

It has not exactly been the best of managerial starts for Gianfranco Zola at Birmingham. He took over mid December and is still looking for his first win with the club. Birmingham are stuck in the bottom half of the Championship and are out of form with just the one win in their last six games played. So this is a tough game for them and they have struggled for form against the Magpies as well. Birmingham have not won any of the last twelve meetings between the two clubs and just before Zola took over in December, they went to St James’ Park in a Championship match up and lost 4-0. So they are heavy underdogs for this FA Cup tie. However the last time that they did meet Newcastle in the competition was in January 2007 and the Blues won a replay at St James Park 5-1. But you have to look at the current form and the Blues have failed to hit the back of the net in two of their last three against Newcastle now. You can go with a shot of 4/5 at Ladbrokes on the game going under the 2.5 goal line or there is the 11/5 price on a Newcastle to win to nil wager. So does Birmingham's home from stand up to suggest that they could nick something special here? Not really because they have suffered a loss in three of their last four home games now and shipped nine goals in that sequence of matches. The Blues are going to be at risk at the back as they have taken just the one clean sheet at home in their last seven at St Andrews, but they have themselves scored in 11 of their last 12 home games in all competitions. A Both teams to score option is 4/5 at Ladbrokes. Birmingham lost at this stage last season against Bournemouth. So Birmingham do have a tough game on their hands here and perhaps their only way into this tie would be if Newcastle rest players. The Magpies have already lost some players to the Africa Cup of Nations. Newcastle have been on a promotion title since early in the season and they have a bigger priority there. However, they have lost two of their last three games played now and since the end of November have only gone W4 D1 L4 across all competitions. Out on the road Newcastle have won just two of their last five played away from St James’ Park, but each of the last five victories that they have recorded on the road, they have scored exactly two goals in. A Newcastle 2-1 correct score at Ladbrokes is a price of 15/2. In the anytime goalscorer market Dwight Gayle is trading as 6/5 outright favorite and he fired off a hat trick against the Blues earlier in the season. Newcastle have netted only one goal in their last five FA Cup games and have gone out at this stage in each of the last four seasons.

Birmingham v Newcastle Betting Odds

Newcastle 10/11, Draw 27/10, Birmingham 10/3

Birmingham v Newcastle Predictions

Birmingham may scrap along and keep themselves in this one. However at the end of the day, they are likely to just get edged out of things by Newcastle. The Magpies have faltered at this stage in the last few seasons, but should just have enough in them to get through this one by a one goal margin. The Blues haven’t quite been at the races enough to suggest that they are going to cause an upset.
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Newcastle v Sheffield Wednesday Predictions & Betting Odds – 26th December 2016

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Newcastle v Sheffield Wednesday Betting Preview - Championship 26th December Both sides are in pretty decent form at the moment with the Magpies running on a three-match winning streak, while the Owls have won four of their last five. Sheffield Wednesday took a 1-0 win on their last visit to St James’ Park and they could land a big three points in their promotion push if they pull off another win there. Table-topping Newcastle will be hungry for three points to try and keep Brighton of their backs in the title race. There should be a great contest between the two clubs with big ambitions of getting back up to the top flight. Who will come out on top? Online betting site Bet365 offer great 0-0 bore draw insurance on matches which you can take advantage of. Place a pre-match correct score, scorecast or half time/full-time wager on a match and if the game ends goalless then the bookmaker will refund lost stakes on the selected markets with a free bet. This applies to all matches in their sportsbook. Register an account with the award winning Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus from them and enjoy top features like live sports streams, extensive live in play betting and partial cash out options on live bets.

Newcastle v Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips

Newcastle had a little slip of form when they recently suffered back to back league losses, but they have shaken that off well to put together a three match winning streak. They have also netted eight goals and shipped just the one in those three wins as well. Overall Newcastle have gone W7 D0 L3 at home this season in the Championship and in their last home match they crushed Birmingham 4-0. They are pretty strong at the back in picking up clean sheets and you can go with a price of 7/5 at Bet365 on Newcastle to win to nil on Boxing Day. There is an option of 11/10 with the bookmaker on the game going over 2.5 goals as well. Newcastle have been in front in half of their ten home matches this season and they have averaged 2.3 goals per game. 70% of Newcastle's home games this season have gone over the 2.5 goal line. Dwight Gayle is the outright favourite at a price of 11/10 in the Bet365 anytime goalscorer market with Aleksandar Mitrovic at 8/5. These two actually met on Tyneside in last season's Capital One Cup and Wednesday took a 1-0 win on that occasion. Newcastle took a 1-0 win at home in their last league meeting with the Owls and back in the 1999 Premiership, Newcastle smashed Sheffield Wednesday 8-0 you may recall. It’s highly unlikely that that is going to happen again, but Newcastle do carry a lot of scoring power and they have taken clean sheets in two of their last four at home against Wednesday. Newcastle have scored three goals in all but two of their last six Championship matches on Tyneside. Heading into this Boxing Day fixture, Rafa Benitez's men are holding a one-point advantage at the top of the Championship over Brighton. Sheffield Wednesday are in the promotion hunt themselves and they can give themselves a big boost with three points in this one. They are in sixth place heading into this one so are well involved in the play off race. The Owls have put together some good form with wins in four of their last five Championship matches now (L1) but that doesn’t quite tell the whole picture because they have been a solid home side, but not so much out on the road. Sheffield Wednesday only have a W3 D4 L4 away from home this season in the Championship, so it is their immense home form which is keeping them in the promotion hunt. So there are vulnerabilities about them out on the road. They can’t match Newcastle in terms scoring power and the Owls have only averaged under a goal per game away from home this season. They have failed to score in two of their last four visits to Tyneside. Fernando Forestieri and Steven Fletcher are at the 4/1 mark in the anytime goalscorer market for this one.

Newcastle v Sheffield Wednesday Betting Odds

Newcastle 4/7, Draw 3/1, Sheffield Wednesday 9/2

Newcastle v Sheffield Wednesday Predictions

The Owls have had a lopsided season when you compare their home form to that of what they have produced on the road. Newcastle are just running along so well at home and have so much attacking threat that they are likely to down the Owls. Newcastle have enough in them to send this game over 2.5 goals and pick up the three points that they need to ensure that they stay on top of the pile.
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