Newcastle United vs Wolves Betting Preview – 09/12/2018

Newcastle United vs Wolves Betting Preview – 09/12/2018

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Newcastle United vs Wolves

Wolves make the long trip to the north-east on Sunday afternoon looking for consecutive wins for the first time since October following their 2-1 victory over Chelsea on Wednesday night and entertainment should be in the offing with all six Premier League meetings between the sides resulting in both teams scoring.

The Midlands club hold lofty ambitions and those three points were much-needed following a run that saw no wins in six games and Wanderers slide into the bottom half of the table, yet the Premier League new boys have still amassed six more points than their opponents after 15 matches.

Newcastle sit in 14th and things are starting to improve on, and off, the pitch following a run of just one defeat in six games after a 1-1 draw at Everton in midweek. Salomon Rondon netted his third goal of the season to put the Magpies into the lead, on Merseyside, before being pegged back by Richarlison just before half-time. Despite that draw, Newcastle can be backed at 2/1 with William Hill to get back to winning ways in front of the Sky cameras, while the draw is backable at 11/5 with Skybet.

At St James’ Park, Rafa Benitez’s men have had a tough start to the campaign and that’s reflected by just two wins and six defeats from their games on home turf. That has dampened some of the atmosphere around the ground, plus that hasn’t been helped by the protests towards owner Mike Ashley. That said, in recent weeks there have been plenty of positives to take from their performances and they can use them as a springboard to keep climbing the table. This Magpies side does have plenty of pace in wide areas with Kenedy and Christian Atsu to cause this Wolves defence some problems. In the Premier League, Newcastle have never lost to Wolves in six attempts (W2, D4).

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is the second favourite for the sack but the victory over Chelsea will have helped ease some of the pressure surrounding his future. After falling behind, they looked like they had a mountain to climb but two goals in quick succession saw them claim their biggest scalp since their return. Prior to Wednesday’s win at Molineux, they hadn’t won in six but did manage to earn a point away at Arsenal and with Wanderers having picked up nine of their points against last season’s top seven sides then you can see why they are slight favourites, at 17/10 with Betfair, to make it two wins on the bounce.

They have picked up eight points on the road with draws at Man United and Arsenal, while they picked up maximum points in the capital against Crystal Palace and West Ham. However, their last away game saw them fall to defeat at Cardiff despite Matt Doherty putting them into an 18th-minute lead. That goal was just the third they have scored in the first half with the other 12 coming after the break. Raul Jimenez has made an impressive start to life in the English top-flight and he’s been involved in eight of Wolves’ 15 goals having got four goals and four assists, so he is the main threat to this Newcastle defence.

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