Newcastle vs Stoke: Magpies and Potters are hard to split
Odds: Newcastle 27/20, Draw 11/5, Stoke 2/1
Kick Off: 1500, 16/09/2017
Stadium: St James’ Park
Stoke have picked up a point on their last two trips to St James’ Park and can again secure a share of the spoils with Newcastle in Saturday’s Premier League clash.
Both teams go into this fixture in fine spirits after some encouraging recent results, with each side no doubt content with a mid-table berth at this early stage of the season.
We reckon it is too hard to split them on current form and are snapping up 11/5 for a stalemate in our Newcastle vs Stoke betting predictions.
A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds
Newcastle overcame the absence of manager Rafael Benitez when following up a 3-0 home win over West Ham by battling to a 1-0 victory at Swansea.
Captain Jamaal Lascelles epitomised the Magpies’ spirit when clearing of his own line at one end before then meeting a Matt Ritchie corner with a powerful header to settle the issue.
“We had to be in the Championship and it was a tough year,” said United star Ayoze Perez.
“Nobody feels good when you get relegated but we have been working very hard to be in this league.
“We want to show that we should be playing in this league and these wins will give us some confidence.”
We reckon this will be another tight tussle and like 7/2 the scores are level at half-time and full-time for our Newcastle vs Stoke betting tips.
A Look At Stoke City’s Betting Odds
Stoke will travel to the north east full of confidence following a gutsy 2-2 draw with early pacesetters Manchester United on home turf.
City had to sit back and soak up plenty of pressure in that game but are blessed with the strong physical attributes needed for such a task.
That hardy display followed on from a 1-0 defeat of Arsenal and a solid 1-1 draw at West Brom.
“Overall, we have changed, we’re a different type of team,” said Mark Hughes. “I try to bring good players here and we try to play football and I think you saw evidence of that.
“But we’ve also got a good resilience and character in the group now. We’re a top-10 side in my view and we’ve just got to prove it this year.”
Looking at the Newcastle vs Stoke odds, 21/4 for a 1-1 draw makes sense to us.
Robert Pires prediction: Newcastle 3-1 Stoke
Swansea 0-1 NEWCASTLE – Jamaal Lascelles
STOKE 2-2 Man Utd – Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (2)
Head-to-head: Stoke 1-0 Newcastle, Newcastle 0-0 Stoke, Newcastle 1-1 Stoke, Stoke 1-0 Newcastle
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