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Newcastle vs. Wolves Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
24 October 2019
Sunday 27 October
St. James’ Park – Premier League
Newcastle look to build on an impressive string of performances, and gain a win against Wolves on Saturday. The Wanderers have gone six games unbeaten although drew disappointingly against Southampton last weekend.
Newcastle held Wolverhampton to a draw when the sides met at the Molineux last season, with Isaac Hayden taking the lead for the away side, only for Willy Boly to equalise in the fourth minute of extra time.
Diogo Jota should return to the starting line-up having come off the bench against Southampton with Patrick Cutrone missing out. Ryan Bennet went off injured last weekend, and was replaced by Jesus Vallejo, whilst Romain Saiss remains sidelined.
Steve Bruce is expected to start with a similar side to the one that narrowly lost to Chelsea. The Longstaff brothers are likely to start in midfield, whilst Joelinton should start up-front once again.
Newcastle vs. Wolves Preview and Predictions
Newcastle sit third from bottom in the Premier League table, and will have to impress if they are to take any points off Wolves on Saturday. They’re 2.95 to get a vital home win.
Nuno Santo’s side may have drawn their most recent match, but had won their three previous games, including a 2-0 victory against Manchester City. Wolves are in great form, generally, but with Europa League commitments mid-week and injuries starting to stack-up their manager will have to start rotating in order to maintain momentum. The away win here is 2.65, and the draw at 3.05.
Despite impressing in the match against City, summer signing Patrick Cutrone has yet to prove himself as a worthy deputy to Raul Jiminez, whilst goals have dried up from central midfield with Leander Dendoncker Joao Moutinho yet to score, and Ruben Neves having scored just one. Steve Bruce has managed to successfully maintain defensive resilience from Rafa Benitez’s regime, and will be looking to capitalise on Wolves’ struggles in front of goal.
As was made clear in the Magpies 1-0 defeat by Chelsea last weekend however, Newcastle’s defensive resilience has come at the detriment of their attacking capability. A 5-4-1 formation has isolated Joeliton up-front, whilst Allan Saint-Maximin has shown only glimpses of his potential since signing over the summer.
If Newcastle are unable to pose a credible threat up front, it will only be a matter of time before Wolves are able to unlock their defence, as happened with Chelsea. With a game on Thursday however, Santo’s side may struggle if Newcastle play on the front-foot.
Jiminez to score anytime at 2.88
The Mexico striker has been Wolves main goal-threat since signing last season, and has notched three this campaign.
Wolves to win to nil at 3.90
Wolves may struggle break Newcastle down, but the Magpies are unlikely to offer much going forward.