Goals look a safe bet in Newcastle’s match with Blackburn this weekend.
They might not have had a particularly impressive record at St James’ Park in the Premier League last season – in fact, their home performance was only the 15th-best of the 20 top-flight teams – but Newcastle still managed to outscore all but Manchester United on their own patch over the course of the campaign.
In all, the Magpies struck 41 times in their 19 home matches and with 27 let in at the other end this averaged out at a total of 3.57 goals a game.
Meanwhile, Blackburn’s poor defensive record on their travels meant their games away from Ewood Park also featured a healthy number of goals last season.
With 43 conceded and 24 scored, Blackburn matches on the road featured an average of 3.52 goals.
While the two teams have more sedate records this season – there have been just three goals in Newcastle’s two games at St James’ and six goals in Blackburn’s two away games – a bet on the sides to revert to type looks attractive.
Odds of 11/5 mean a successful £25 free bet on there to be at least four goals in the Newcastle v Blackburn match would return £80.
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Regardless of the number of goals, Newcastle’s unbeaten status means they are the most likely winners and this is reflected by their odds of 4/5 in bwin’s 3Way football betting market.
With this in mind, extra value could be had on backing Newcastle to win and for there to be at least four goals in the game at odds of 17/4.
Meanwhile, those encouraged by Blackburn’s recent victories against Arsenal and Leyton Orient can back Rovers to win at 7/2 or secure a draw at 12/5.
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