Newcastle United’s impressive run of four consecutive wins came to an end last week as they lost 1-0 at Everton. Can the Magpies return to the winning ways when they host West Bromwich Albion at St James’ Park?
On the back of their recent wins, Newcastle have not only moved away from the relegation, but they have also made inroads into the top half. The Magpies are placed tenth in the league table with 41 points.
Newcastle have been especially solid at home, and they are currently undefeated in the last seven home games. This run also includes wins over Manchester United and Arsenal.
A couple of weeks back, Newcastle would have expected to easily win this game. But, the Baggies have displayed a totally different side to themselves in their last two games.
Anyhow, it is too little, too late. The Baggies are at the bottom of the table, and even a win on Saturday might not save them from relegation this week. However, they have made it clear that they are going down fighting. In their last away game, the Baggies produced a huge shock by winning 1-0 at Manchester United. Subsequently, last weekend, the Baggies scored two late goals to claim a 2-2 home draw against Liverpool. They will aim to continue their form when they face the Magpies.
Earlier this season, both sides played a 2-2 draw at the Hawthorns.
Newcastle United vs West Bromwich Albion – Match Facts
The Baggies have picked up only two wins in their last 33 league games.
The Magpies have won their last four home games in Premier League.
Newcastle have lost only one of their last 12 home games against the Baggies in all competitions.
Newcastle United vs West Bromwich Albion – Team News
The Magpies will be without Christian Atsu and Jesus Gamez for this game.
James Morrison is ruled out for the Baggies, and Nacer Chadli and Gareth Barry are doubts.
Newcastle United vs West Bromwich Albion – Match Odds
Newcastle are favourites to win, and they are available at their best odds of 4/5 at Bet365. However, we think that the Baggies can nick a draw in this game, and thus, we are backing a draw as our prediction at 13/5 odds at BetVictor.
An away win is available at 4/1 odds at the same bookmaker.
Newcastle United vs West Bromwich Albion – Correct Score Odds
We are predicting a 1-1 draw in the correct score market. This bet is available at the best odds of 6/1 at Bet365.
Newcastle United vs West Bromwich Albion – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Dwight Gayle is available at 21/10 odds Paddypower. However, we have picked Islam Slimani at similar odds in this market.
For the visitors, Salomon Rondon is a good option at 10/3 odds at Bet365.
Newcastle United vs West Bromwich Albion – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We don’t expect too many goals in this game, and thus, we are backing under 2.5 goals as our prediction. This bet is available at the best odds of ¾ at BetVictor.