Written by Angus Watt
As of this weekend, we will now be providing weekly betting tips on Newcastle United matches. With the help of our resident betting expert, Angus Watt, we will attempting to provide the most cost-effective weekend tips for our readers. Get excited!
There’s an absolute heap of value to be had this weekend. Out of form Liverpool are the visitors on Saturday. Tips for the match are below:
Newcastle total goals: over 1.5 goals (37/20 – SportingBet)
Crazy price in my opinion given Liverpool’s defensive frailty of late. They’ve played four away games in the Premier League and (despite a clean sheet at Tottenham) eight goals. In their last two away games against West Ham and QPR (hardly mighty opposition), they’ve conceded a sum total of five goals. So why can’t Newcastle follow in their footsteps. Seven goals in their last three at home suggest this is likely. Back a buoyant and in form Newcastle side to stick two past Liverpool at a very nice price.
To be shown a card: Javier Manquillo (10/3 – Paddy Power)
Without a doubt my favourite market at the moment; some real value on offer. Admittedly, this selection is taken on the faith of Manquillo starting. However, if he doesn’t play any part, it’s money back. Manquillo plays right back and has two yellow cards to his name thus far. I think he could really struggle with the pace of Obertan and Cisse; his inexperience could draw him into a few poor challenges. Clearly someone agrees with me as Bet Victor have priced this up at 13/8 (big difference!) Andre Marriner averages over 3 cards and is probably one of the more likely to dish out the cards.
Man of the Match: Gabriel Obertan (25/1 – Paddy Power)
Crazy selection? Probably. Newcastle only really need a draw here to virtually ensure that one of their players gets this award (commentators tend to hold an underdog bias). Obertan has looked one of the livelier players for Newcastle in recent weeks. His goal against Leicester demonstrated that he can put himself in the position to win this award. Should we put off that he played 90 minutes in midweek? If he doesn’t play it’s money back but I think it’s likely that his rest will come later. Even if his colleagues are more likely, I’d rather be on Obertan at 25s than Cisse at a slim 10/1.
Weekend treble: Stoke v West Ham BTTS (5/6), Leicester v West Brom (12/5), Man City v Man Utd Rooney anytime goalscorer (11/4) odds: 22.4/1
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