Newcastle v Wolves Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 09/12/18

Newcastle v Wolves Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Dave South (@LockupTipster) previews Newcastle Vs Wolves and provides us with his best bets for Sunday’s 4pm kick off by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.


Newcastle v Wolves Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 09/12/2018
  • Time: 16:00
  • Venue: St James Park
  • Channel: Sky Sports Main Event

With two places separating the sides, Wolves stunned Chelsea in midweek and are now are slight favourites to win the game. Toon suffered a 3-0 drubbing last weekend and will be seeking redemption.

This game potentially has a narrow score line in the making with the last three meetings seeing fewer than three goals in the game. Wolves tend to keep it tight on the road, but this game is for the taking depending on who retrieves the dangling carrot first, if anyone!

Team News

Newcastle welcome back Matt Ritchie from suspension but now they have lost centre-back Fabian Schär to a one-match ban.

A toe injury kept Kenedy out against Everton in midweek and the Brazilian remains a doubt for the Toffees here.

Ruben Neves served a one-match ban in midweek and is expected to return to the starting XI despite the fact Wolves beat Chelsea in his absence.

Morgan Gibbs-White flourished for Wolves in an unfamiliar forward position and should retain his place in the starting XI against Newcastle.

Aside from the returning Neves, no other changes are expected from Nuno, who is still without Jonny because of injury.

Potential Newcastle Starting XI: Dubravka, Yedlin, Clark, Lascelles, Fernandez, Manquillo, Ritchie, Sung-yeung, Diame, Murphy and Rondon

Potential Wolves Starting XI: Patricio, Boly, Coady, Bennett, Vinagre, Neves, Moutinho, Doherty, Jota, Jimenez and Gibbs-White

Head To Head

  • Newcastle 4-1-1 (Last six)

Key Stats & Facts

  • Newcastle have won two of the last three at home in the league, with the last two both heading over 2.5 goals.
  • Wolves have scored in five of the last six league away games with the same stat all heading under 2.5 goals.
  • All of the last three meetings have been won to nil.

Betting Odds

  • Newcastle – 101/50 Marathonbet
  • Draw – 28/13 Unibet
  • Wolves – 17/10 Betfred

The Verdict

The implied odds from the odds compilers puts Wolves as marginal favourites, with a win against Chelsea at midweek eroding defeat to Cardiff last weekend as a distant memory. Despite the form and two place difference in the league, Newcastle will be seen as a price to consider, but taking into account the unbeaten run, which led to a punishing 3-0 defeat to the Hammers last weekend, will edge punters perhaps on the draw no bet market. The goals market is well covered also, with fewer than three goals no bigger than 8/13 industry best.

For our bet, we have applied the bet365 builder and have formulated the following bet. Newcastle have landed five or more corners in all of their last six league games at home. Wolves have landed at least three corners or more in six from seven, with the only casualty against Arsenal recently netting two.

bet365 offer a shade under evens for this and think based on the stats this has a fair chance of landing.

Recommended Bets

  • Newcastle over 5+ corners and Wolves 3+ corners @ 10/11 (bet365)