Nigerian forward Yakubu only managed one goal for Everton last season before being shipped out on loan to Championship side Leicester for the second half of the campaign, but he appears to have rediscovered his goalscoring touch at Blackburn.
The powerful striker scored twice on his Rovers debut last weekend to hand the Lancashire club their first win of the season against a beleaguered Arsenal team in a 4-3 thriller.
His manager, Steve Kean, will be hoping for more of the same as his side travel to the north-east and at 2/1 Yakubu is a good price to grab a goal.
If you like your longer odds then perhaps Yakubu to score the opening goal of the game at 8/1 is where you should place your money. Blackburn have scored first and then gone on to win each of their previous five visits to St James’ Park.
Those people using their free £25 bet on the Yak to score first would pocket £225.
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For Newcastle, confidence must be running high having stretched their unbeaten run to seven after an extra-time victory over Nottingham Forest in the Carling Cup in midweek.
Peter Lovenkrands scored twice in normal time at the City Ground and is priced at 2/1 to do so in the league, whereas the Toon Army’s leading goal scorer, Leon Best, has odds of 3/2 to add to his tally of three.
For an outside bet look no further than veteran full-back Michel Salgado. The former Real Madrid star has scored just nine times in his 17 year career and just once in the blue and white of Blackburn. The Spaniard is 14/1 to grab a first ever Premier League goal.
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