Newcastle United must be feeling confident as they prepare to host Stoke City at St James’ Park on Saturday.
After opening the season with two defeats, the Magpies have bounced back with two wins, and currently, find themselves in the top half of the table. Following a 3-0 home win over West Ham before the international break, the Magpies won 1-0 at Swansea last Sunday. After first two weeks in the league, Magpies were branded as favourites to relegate, but they have given themselves a strong boost, and they would be looking to build up on that against the Potters.
The Potters have a point less than their opponents, but they have picked up some impressive results this season. They claimed a 1-0 win against Arsenal at home, and last weekend, they picked up another remarkable result at home as they held leaders Manchester United to a 2-2 draw. With five points from four games, the Potters find themselves 12th in the league table.
In the 2015-16 Premier League season, the corresponding fixture ended in a 1-1 draw, while the Potters won 1-0 at their home.
Newcastle United vs Stoke City – Match Facts
At St James’ Park, the Magpies have lost only one of their last 13 fixtures in all competitions against the Potters.
However, the Potters are undefeated in their last five league fixtures against the Magpies.
The Magpies have lost only of their seven Premier League fixtures under manager Rafa Benitez.
Newcastle United vs Stoke City – Team News
The hosts will be without the likes of Chancel Mbemba, Karl Darlow and Paul Dummett due to injuries. Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic will also miss out due to suspension.
The visitors also have their share of injuries, and they will be without Ibrahim Afellay, Jakob Haugaard, Julien Ngoy and Stephen Ireland. Geoff Cameron and Ryan Shawcross are doubts for Mark Hughes’ side.
Newcastle United vs Stoke City – Match Odds
The hosts are favourites to win at 7/5 odds while an away win is available at 40/17 odds. In our preview, we are going for a draw in this fixture as our prediction. Bet365 is providing best odds of 9/4 for our betting prediction.
Newcastle United vs Stoke City – Correct Score Odds
A 1-1 draw is the most likely outcome in the game, according to the bookmakers. We are going for the same result as our prediction. You can get the best odds of 11/2 at Bet365. A 1-0 home win is the next favourite result at 6/1 odds.
Newcastle United vs Stoke City – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
For Magpies, Dwight Gayle is the favourite at 7/4 odds, and summer-signing Joselu is available at 9/4 odds.
For the visitors, Peter Crouch can get you 27/10 odds while Eric Choupo-Moting, who scored a brace against United, is available at 11/4 odds. In our preview, we are backing Potters forward Jese Rodriguez to score as our prediction at the best odds of 14/5 at Unibet.
Newcastle United vs Stoke City – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
Our preview is betting on less than 2.5 goals as our prediction. You can find our betting tip at the best odds of 7/10 at Unibet.