Bournemouth v Newcastle: Cherries favourites but Aleksandar Mitrovic can cause havoc

Aleksandar Mitrovic
Aleksandar Mitrovic

Newcastle United make the long trip to the south coast this weekend, with the Magpies looking to clamber out of the relegation zone by beating Bournemouth.

A victory would see the Tyneside team out of the bottom three for the first time this season, with BetVictor offering 12/5 about a win for Steve McClaren’s men.

It’s a decent price considering that Newcastle outplayed Sunderland for the first half of the derby, while only some inspired goalkeeping prevented United from beating Stoke. Plus there’s the fact that Bournemouth are struggling badly and lost their previous home match 5-1 at home to Tottenham.

The Cherries are 5/4 favourites (Stan James) to claim the three points, while the draw is priced at 5/2 (bet365) which would please neither side as they aim to pull away from the foot of the table.

Stan James offer 8/13 about Newcastle -1 goal on their handicap market should you think the visitors will avoid defeat, with Paddy Power having 7/2 that the Cherries prosper with a -1 goal handicap. However, BetVictor offer an eye-catching 12/1 that the Magpies win by a 2-1 scoreline and they will be out to get back among the goals after two blanks.

Aleksandar Mitrovic is an 11/2 chance to open the scoring with Ladbrokes and the Serbian could pose no end of problems for a creaky Cherries defence, while Ayoze Perez is a 7/1 poke (Sky Bet) to break the deadlock against a side who have conceded 12 goals in their last three Premier League games.

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