DESPITE a decent performance, Newcastle were edged out at Swansea last weekend, meaning they have still managed only one victory on the road all season.
But back on home soil, Alan Pardew’s charges are expected to return to winning ways against Stoke.
Stan James have the Magpies as 19/20 favourites for the points at St James’s Park, where the Potters are 7/2 with BetVictor to make it back-to-back defeats for United, and Ladbrokes post 12/5 against it finishing all square.
The latter could be a popular selection given that the Potters have racked up plenty of travelling stalemates, and cash is subsequently expected for both BetVictor’s quote of 10/1 for a goalless encounter and bet365’s 4/1 for both halves to be inconclusive.
Wary supporters might also consider backing Newcastle at 2/5 in Stan James’ ‘Draw No Bet’ market, but the visitors have managed just one league victory in nine attempts and tend to struggle on the road, BetVictor price the hosts at 13/2 to grab the only goal.
However the likes of Papiss Demba Cisse and Yoan Gouffran – neither of who played on Thursday against Anzhi – will be intent on raising that tally. The pair are 9/2 (William Hill) and 7/1 (Coral) respectively to break the deadlock.
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