Newcastle United vs Blackburn Rovers
English League Championship
Date: Saturday 26th November, 2016
Kick-off: 15:00 UK
Venue: St. James’ Park, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Newcastle United will have a terrific opportunity to keep on matching towards the Premier League since they will host one of the weakest teams in Championship in the 18thround of the competition this Saturday afternoon at their St. James’ Park. The host have been just brilliant this season. They are five points clear ahead of Brighton & Hove Albion at the second and as many as nine ahead of the third placed Reading.
The famous Spanish manager Rafael Benitez is enjoying his time of Newcastle’s bench this season. His team has as many as nine wins in a row in Championship. The latest of the successes cam in the last round when the Magpies took three points from Eland Road beating Leeds United with 0 -2. Dwight Gayle has been exceptionally marvelous having bagged 13 goals so far in the campaign. He scored a brace in the mentioned win at Leeds United last weekend.
Blackburn Rovers finally managed to take three points as they were better than Brentford in the last round. The Rovers took a 3-2 victory in spite of conceding the early goal in the very first minute of the match. However, we must state that Owen Coyle will have one hell of a task to keep the team in the second tier of English football.
Newcastle United vs Blackburn Rovers: Head-to-Head Stats
The old rivals will face each other in the 101th head to head encounter this Saturday at Sat. James’ Park. Blackburn Rovers have taken 42 wins which is better than Newcastle United by three. Interestingly, this will be the first match between the two teams since the 201/12 season when they played the Premier League.
Newcastle United vs Blackburn Rovers: Prediction
The hosts will be heavy favourites to snatch the victory, but the odds given on home win are just too low to be considered. Instead, you can back Newcastle United to win with at least two goals difference, which is paid at 1/1! Dwight Gayle has to be the first option when it comes to scorers, as you can back him at 4/5 to score any-time vs Rovers.
Newcastle United vs Blackburn Rovers: Betting Tips
Newcastle United -1.5 handicap at 1/1 (2.00)
Dwight Gayle to score any-time at 4/5 (1.80).