Kick-off: 1600, 09/12/2018
Stadium: St James’ Park
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for Newcastle vs Wolves
Newcastle and Wolves both secured positive Premier League results in midweek and we reckon they are hard to split ahead of Sunday’s clash at St James’ Park.
The Magpies will have been more than happy to pick up a point at Everton, while Wanderers ended a poor run by upsetting Chelsea on home turf.
That should set things up for a close contest on Tyneside and 21/10 for a stalemate is our first Newcastle vs Wolves prediction.
A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds
After completing a hat-trick of wins last month, Newcastle blotted their copybook when beaten 3-0 here by West Ham but bounced back well at Goodison Park on Wednesday.
Everton starlet Richarlison cancelled out Salomon Rondon’s early breakaway strike for the Magpies before both goalkeepers made crucial saves to keep the score at 1-1.
Rafael Benitez felt his team performed admirably and were perhaps unfortunate not to snatch victory.
He said: “I have to credit my players because the application, the way they were doing everything, was fantastic.
“We needed to work hard in defence because we knew they would have the ball. They have top-class players, so to defend well for 95 minutes was not easy.
“It was a pity for us we had the chances and couldn’t win at the end.”
Benitez insists fresh rumours of a possible takeover at the club were of no concern to him and his players, so another solid showing is on the cards this weekend.
Looking at the Newcastle vs Wolves odds, Rondon has begun to show his true worth, having hit a double in the recent win over Bournemouth, and he appeals at 6/1 to score first.
Last Newcastle line-up: Dubravka, Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez, Manquillo, Yedlin, Sung-Yueng, Murphy, Diame, Atsu, Rondon.
A Look At Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Betting Odds
Wolves went into the game against Chelsea at Molineux with just one point from their previous six games but rediscovered their early-season sparkle to prevail 2-1.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s deflected opener had put the Blues in control, but Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota struck in four second-half minutes to send the home fans wild.
Nuno Espirito Santo said: “It was a good performance and even in the first half we were pleased that we stayed organised and compact.
“When we got level, I felt, and Molineux felt, we were back in the game. That is credit to the boys and the crowd for how they were noisy and backed the team.”
However, it is worth noting that Ryan Bennett’s goal-saving tackle denied Willian in the first half and Alvaro Morata missed an excellent chance immediately after the break.
The Wanderers boss may have been reflecting on those incidents when he added: “We worked hard and got the result, but we have a long way to go.”
Let’s add 21/4 for a 1-1 draw to our Newcastle vs Wolves betting tips.
Last Wolves line-up: Rui Patricio, Doherty, Bennett, Boly, Coady, Vinagre, Gibbs-White, Jota, Saiss, Moutinho, Jimenez.
Everton 1-1 NEWCASTLE – Salomon Rondon
WOLVES 2-1 Chelsea – Raul Jimenez, Diogo Jota
Head-to-head: Wolves 0-1 Newcastle, Newcastle 2-0 Wolves, Newcastle 0-2 Wolves, Newcastle 2-2 Wolves, Wolves 1-2 Newcastle, Newcastle 4-1 Wolves
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