Newcastle vs Wolves
English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 9 December 2018
Kick-Off 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: St. James’ Park (Newcastle upon Tyne).
It has indeed been a roller-coaster campaign for Wolves so far in the season. The team led by Nuno Espirito Santo were on a thread of five losses and a draw in six Premier League fixtures before they saw off the likes of Chelsea on Wednesday evening at Molineux. It was highly important victory for Wolverhampton as they will now travel to St. James’ Park high on confidence aiming to make it a winning thread against the Magpies.
Newcastle United also played hot and cold throughout the season. They enjoyed a run of three subsequent wins in the league before claiming only a single point from past two fixtures. They disappointed badly last weekend by falling 0-3 at home to West Ham United. The mid-week 1-1 draw to Everton away at Goodison thus can’t be regarded as a big failure. However, Rafa Benitez and his men should have a nice chance to get more points on the board in upcoming weeks as they are to play Wolves, Huddersfield Town and Fulham in next three rounds.
Newcastle vs Wolves: Head-to-head
Newcastle United only lead the head to head tie by two wins coming into the landmark 70th meeting with Wolves.
The Magpies were much more successful in matches at St. James’ Park though.
Newcastle won 22, drew 8 and lost only 5 of 35 home affairs against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Newcastle vs Wolves: Prediction
Benitez has problems with the lack of a genuine predator in the final third as none of his players scored more than two goals so far in the season. Striker Salomon Rondon only took his league tally to two when he broke the deadlock against Everton on Wednesday.
The Magpies only scored six goals in eight home matches, six of which they lost. Given Wolves’ away fixtures have normally also been short of goalmouth action this term, we have reasons to expect a low-scoring contest when these two sides come across each other.
Newcastle vs Wolves: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53 (8/15)
Draw @ 3.10 (21/10).