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Newcastle United v Wolves betting tips: Will Newcastle tame Wolves?

Charlie Dear | 9 December 2018

Preview and odds for Premier League clash

Sunday’s sole Premier League tie comes from St. James’ Park as Newcastle United host Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Both clubs should arrive in buoyant mood after their recent results. Newcastle have only lost one of their last six games.

Wolves stunned Chelsea at Molineux to halt a winless run that stretched back to October.

Can the visitors make it two wins in two games or will the wily Rafael Benitez stop them in their tracks?

Head-to-Head

The Toon have held the edge with four wins in the previous six meetings in all competitions.

The last time these two sides came toe-to-toe was in the 2016-17 Championship season.

Wolves bagged a 2-0 win on Tyneside in 2016. A Chancel Mbemba own goal was added upon by Helder Costa.

Newcastle the home game by a single goal thanks to an Aleksandar Mitrovic strike.

Likely XIs

Matt Ritchie is back for the Magpies after serving a one-match ban. The Scottish international could return on the left wing.

However defenders Paul Dummett (doubtful) and Florian Lejeune should be out.

Salomon Rondon has led the line impressively of late and could be flanked by Josh Murphy and Christian Atsu.

Benitez is sweating on the fitness of key man Kenedy who missed the midweek draw with Everton.

Ruben Neves could come back into the fold for Wolves, who will hope Raul Jimenez can add to his goal against Chelsea.

Diogo Jota could keep his place in the side after he netted against the Blues.

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Key Battles

Romain Saiss was drafted into Wolves’ midfield with Neves not available. They may find a way of retaining him alongside Joao Moutinho and the Portuguese playmaker.

They could come up against the grit and guile of Mohamed Diame and Ki Sung-Yueng.

Rondon will be a big threat to the back-three of Conor Coady, Willy Boly and Ryan Bennett.

Wolves’ Matt Doherty has already netted two goals and got three assists from his wing-back role.

Match Odds

Newcastle are 15/8 to grab their third home win of the season. Wolves are 8/5 to travel back down the M1 with three points.

A first draw since 2012 comes in at 21/10.

Rondon and Newcastle to win is 9/2. This game has finished with one side claiming a clean sheet in the last three fixtures.

The Toon to win to nil is 7/2. However BTTS in both halves is 20/1.

Neves to strike on his comeback to the side is 7/2 anytime.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing