Betting: Back Newcastle to keep a clean sheet with Brentford

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Newcastle and Brentford, who meet at St James’ Park on Saturday, have not locked horns in a league duel since 1993.

While they’ve both since plied their trade at opposite ends of the football pyramid, it’s worth noting that at present, the west London side sit on the cusp of the play-off zone just four points behind United, a position which might convince contrarian folks that Betfred’s enormous 17/5 for Saturday’s duel to end with honours even is worthy of further consideration.

There’s every likelihood it’ll be close, for as the betting data experts at betbonuscode.org point out, Brentford have lost only one of their last seven league contests and have kept a clean sheet in half of their last six matches, scoring 13 times during that impressive run to boot.

Despite this, online firm Matchbook.com chalk 8/13 in favour of a Magpies victory, with the Bees priced at a massive 6/1 by Ladbrokes.

Newcastle have kept five clean sheets in their last eight league fixtures and backers anticipating a tight contest can get a generous-looking even money (Betfred) against it yielding fewer than 2.5 goals.

Elsewhere, Coral’s 13/10 for Newcastle to retain a clean sheet has caught the attention of value-seeking backers.

There will be wholesale disappointment if Newcastle fail to win, although the 7/1 posted by BetVictor.com in favour of them registering a 2-0 victory shows how bookies believe Saturday’s encounter will develop. Skybet’s 7/5 for United to win when kicking off with a one-goal deficit looks like one for the brave.

However, even though Betway’s 6/4 for Rafa’s men to win without conceding has attracted steady support.

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