After recording his first win as Newcastle boss in last weekend’s routing of Hull, John Carver is looking for his maiden success in front of the St James’ Park faithful.
Stoke are the side he’s attempting to bring down with a price of 13/10 saying he’s successful in his endeavours.
Those who fancy him to fail can back the Potters at 21/10, while it’s 11/5 about the draw.
If none of these match bets are doing the trick, there’s an appealing 6/5 on offer for a punt the stats say is guaranteed to land.
Either side to claim the laurels by a deficit of one goal is the wager to get behind and if you invest your £30 free bet awarded to those who sign up for an account at bwin.com today in the eventuality, a £36 profit can be pocketed.
There’s an overwhelming amount of arguments in favour of doing just that, namely the fact that four of the previous five renewals between the two have been settled by a solitary strike.
The trend has favoured the hosts on all four occasions, while the remaining match of the sequence – a 5-1 steamrollering Newcastle administered last term – came about after Stoke saw two men red carded in the first half with the score at 1-0.
More recent results also favour a one-goal winning margin wager.
There has been one dividing the participants in six of the previous seven the Magpies have contested at base camp, with the anomaly in this period a 3-3 draw with Burnley that was four minutes shy of complying with our trend.
The same is true of six of the previous eight Premier League excursions Mark Hughes’ men have partaken in outside of Staffordshire.
Trips to high-profile venues belonging to Everton, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham haven’t seen bulk hauls of goals shipped, so expect a close-run contest when Stoke dock on Tyneside.