England Premier League
Saturday 2nd October 2021
Kick off at 3pm BST
Venue: Molineux Stadium
Bruno Lage the Wolves manager has every right to be happy and whilst his side are not where they want to be they have shown improvements over the last few weeks. It has been 2 wins from their last three games although sandwiched in between that was a loss at home to newly promoted Brentford.
However there have been celebrations over the likes of Watford and Southampton and the team do seem to have some fight in them and belief. Their latest victory over the Saints was significant because Raul Jimenez scored his first goal since his horrific clash with David Luiz last December which fractured his skull. It was an incredibly emotional moment and perhaps it is fair to say that every fan of football minus Southampton fans at the ground would have been happy for him. It was also a very fine solo goal too.
Newcastle have zero wins so far and are in 17th place. They are not losing many lately though and have managed to draw 3 from their last four outings. Their last two games have finished with the same correct score of 1-1 against Watford an Leeds respectively.
The main worry for the Magpies are the goals they are shipping and it is 14 so far, 50% of those goals have come away from home.
Wolves: There are no new injuries for the club ahead of this game but Pedro Neto, Jonny and Yerson Mosquera are out long term.
Newcastle: Callum Wilson isn’t due back for another two weeks because of his on going thigh injury. Paul Dummett now has a calf injury and is out for 2 weeks. Jamaal Lascelles has a muscle injury and is ruled out. Jonjo Shelvey is out with a calf injury and isn’t due back for at least another 2 weeks.
Wolves vs Newcastle Head to Head:
The last 4 meetings between the sides have incredibly finished in the same score of 1-1.
There is an 80% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Wolves haven’t beaten Newcastle when at home since 2003.
Wolves vs Newcastle Prediction:
This is a game where you suspect Newcastle would just be happy with a point, not the players but more the manager Steve Bruce who is under increasing pressure now. Wolves are the side in form and player for player arguably have the better side, but Newcastle might just have some omens on their side.
That is seen in the h2h between the teams where Wolves have found it difficult to get results against the Magpies. As a contest we don’t expect to see a memorable one but at the same time one Wolves player who will be in good confidence is Raul Jimenez and he will dearly want to follow up his goal last weekend by scoring in front of the home fans.
It is risky but the best choice here could be to go with the draw, but because we are dealing with equal teams the market is quite open for this game so we should try and take advantage of the prices on offer.
Wolves vs Newcastle Betting Tips:
Wolves and Newcastle to draw at 4.00
Anytime goalscorer: Raul Jimenez at 2.25
Correct Score: 0-0 or 1-1 at 12.00 and 8.00