Bet of the Day: Newcastle to continue winning run at Brighton
Benitez’s nous could make the difference
Newcastle United only finished a point above Brighton & Hove Albion at the top of the Championship last season. However, after five games in the top flight, Newcastle are 12 places and five points above their fellow promoted club.
Newcastle have recovered from a shaky start to win their last three games in the top flight.
They beat Brighton in both meetings last season and will be fresh for this one. Newcastle didn’t have a midweek fixture while the Seagulls were taken to extra-time in the Carabao Cup.
With all of the above in mind, the Coral Bet of the Day is Newcastle and Under 3.5 Goals at 12/5.
Newcastle didn’t bring in many proven players during the summer but they’ve got a master tactician in charge.
One of Benitez’s biggest strengths is his ability to set his teams up so they are solid defensively while masking their flaws.
Brighton have failed to score in three of their five league games this season. Chris Hughton’s side may struggle to make the breakthrough.
Newcastle are 17/5 to Win to Nil.
Will Joselu do the job?
Joselu could easily have had a hat-trick against Stoke City last weekend. But his poor finishing meant that he didn’t get on the scoresheet.
Benitez will at least be encouraged that the summer signing is getting into goalscoring positions.
He’ll hope that the striker has his shooting boots on this week. Joselu is 19/10 to score Anytime.
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