Not since August 2010 when an Andy Carroll hat-trick inspired Newcastle to a 6-0 victory over Aston Villa has a fixture between this pair been settled by a margin of more than one goal.
Therefore, the 13/10 on offer that either team will win by exactly one goal difference is more than worthy of some interest.
Three of the last five meetings have ended this way, alongside two of the three that have been played at Villa Park.
With their home advantage, Aston Villa are the favourites to collect the three points at 11/10, with Newcastle available at 12/5 and the draw slightly shorter at 23/10.
This fixture is an interesting one for Villa, as it is their first of the season that they come into as favourites, while their preference for hitting teams on the counter attack is unlikely to be a tactic available to them.
Meanwhile, Paul Lambert must decide whether to start deadline day signing Libor Kozak, although as he and Christian Benteke are both number nines in the traditional sense, it is difficult to envisage an instant gelling.
Benteke has scored three of Villa’s four league goals so far this season and was on target in the same fixture in the last campaign. The Belgian is 11/10 to strike at any time in the 90 minutes against Newcastle.
Both teams scoring is another that appeals at 18/25 and Villa’s run of 25 games without a clean sheet is the longest of any side in the Premier League.
One further market that looks particularly interesting is the 17/10 that either team scores in the period between 15:01 and 30:00 minutes.
All of the last three showdowns between the clubs have seen a goal scored in this block, as well as four of the previous five.
Furthermore, Newcastle’s sole league away day this season at Manchester City featured a goal in this 15-minute period.