Kick-off: 1100, 17/07/2019
Stadium: Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre
TV: Sky Sports
Wolves finished six places and 12 points above Newcastle in the Premier League last season and look worthy favourites for their Asia Trophy clash in China.
The Magpies have had a turbulent summer, parting company with manager Rafael Benitez and selling leading marksman Ayoze Perez to Leicester.
This seems a good time to take them on, so Evens for Wanderers to win is an easy call for our first Newcastle vs Wolves prediction.
A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds
Newcastle finished last term strongly, with a 4-0 triumph at Fulham on the closing day making it three wins in five matches.
However, Perez will be sorely missed after scoring five of their last 11 goals, while fellow front man Salomon Rondon’s successful loan spell has also ended.
Rob Elliot and Florian Lejeune are absent due to injuries, while Miguel Almiron, Christian Atsu and Henri Saivet have been given time off to recover from Copa America and Africa Cup of Nations commitments.
With United still pursuing Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce as a successor to Benitez, academy coaches Ben Dawson and Neil Redfearn will be in charge in Nanjing.
Having started last term slowly, failing to win any of their first 10 Premier League fixtures, the Magpies are in a bit of a mess as the new campaign approaches.
Looking at the Newcastle vs Wolves odds, we like 23/10 for Wanderers to lead at half-time and full-time.
A Look At Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Betting Odds
Admittedly, Wolves will also be without several key players, with top scorer Raul Jimenez among those rested following international appearances over the summer.
However, Nuno Espirito Santo should be keen to hit the ground running ahead of an upcoming Europa League qualifier on July 25.
Wanderers finished an impressive seventh in their first season back in the top flight and Nuno is not looking to rest on his laurels.
He said: “What happened last season, we can only repeat that if we work harder and dedicate more. We are conscious that it has to be like that.
“The players know each season is going to be more difficult, but I really believe we can improve the quality of our game.”
The Midlands outfit have a settled style of play, which should make it easier to bring young players in for this tournament, so 19/2 they secure a smooth 2-0 success is added to our Newcastle vs Wolves betting tips.
Fulham 0-4 NEWCASTLE – Jonjo Shelvey, Ayoze Perez, Fabian Schar, Salomon Rondon
Liverpool 2-0 WOLVES
Head-to-head: Wolves 1-1 Newcastle, Newcastle 1-2 Wolves
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