Monday 11 February, kick-off 8pm
Molineux Stadium – Premier League
This Wolves vs Newcastle prediction pits an in-form home team against a visiting outfit who are much improved. Wolverhampton Wanderers are looking for their fourth straight win in this Premier League preview, while the Magpies have been doing well against the big teams in the last month.
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We’re backing Wolves to win this game, at 7/10. The Wanderers kept a clean sheet in their last Premier League home game against West Ham United. Newcastle meanwhile have only scored nine goals in 12 away games this season. Wolves are 6/4 with Betfred to win to nil, and 13/2 for a 2-0 victory as part of your football score predictions.
Wolves to win to nil
Wolves top scorer Raul Jimenez is one goal away from reaching double figures in his debut Premier League season. If he does so, he’ll become only the second Mexican to ever achieve that, along with Javier Hernandez. Jimenez is 9/2 with bet365 to open the scoring in your football betting predictions, and 8/5 with the same bookie in the anytime market. He is 24/1 to score first in a 2-0 Wolves win.
Raul Jimenez to score first
Matt Doherty hit a brace in the FA Cup in midweek, including the opening goal against Shrewsbury Town. The full-back now has six goals for the season, including the winner against Newcastle earlier this season. He is 16/1 with 888sport to open the scoring in this game. If you want to play it a little safer, Doherty is 15/2 with the same bookmaker to score at any point in the 90 minutes of action.
Matt Doherty to score first
What’s the story with Wolves vs Newcastle?
Is Wolves vs Newcastle on TV? Yes, it’s being shown live on Sky Sports.
What happened last time? Matt Doherty scored a 94th-minute winner as Wolves claimed a 2-1 victory at St James’ Park in December.
What are the Wolves vs Newcastle odds? Wolves are 7/10 favourites in your Premier League predictions, while Newcastle are 5/1 and the draw’s 14/5. All of those football betting odds are available with Betfair, who are offering up to £100 in free bets when you sign up here.
Remember that time…Newcastle won on their last visit to Molineux? Aleksandar Mitrovic scored the only goal of the game as the Magpies emerged victorious in the Championship in February 2017. The Magpies are 12/1 to win this game 1-0.
Team news and form
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Diogo Jota is expected to be fit for these Wolves vs Newcastle predictions after picking up a knock at Everton last weekend. Apart from that, Ruben Vinagre is the only other potential absentee for Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo. He’s had a virus but should be okay. Nuno freshened things up a little in the FA Cup replay with Shrewsbury on Tuesday, with the likes of Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho, Rui Patricio and Raul Jimenez all set to return to the starting XI this weekend.
Last six: LWWLWL
Rafael Benitez should have a host of players back for this game. Mohamed Diame, Paul Dummett and Ki Sung-yueng are fit, while new boy Miguel Almiron faces a late fitness test. Newcastle’s record signing has been working on his conditioning since joining the club from MLS side Atlanta United. Jonjo Shelvey remains sidelined but should be back after next’s weekend’s FA Cup break.
Wolves vs Newcastle prediction, preview and betting tips
Wolverhampton come into this game looking to win their fourth successive Premier League match. If they do so, it’ll be the first time they’ve managed that in the English top flight since 1972. Newcastle are in decent enough form themselves though, making this an interesting set of football predictions.
Not only are Wolves winning, they’re also banging in the goals. They’ve scored 10 times in their last three Premier League fixtures, plus five in two FA Cup fixtures against Shrewsbury in amongst that run. The Wanderers saw off West Ham with a convincing 3-0 victory in their last home game, before dominating Everton at Goodison Park last weekend.
These are exciting times for the Molineux faithful, whose team start this Wolves v Newcastle prediction seventh in the table. They may have lost all four Premier League games they’ve played on a Monday, but this is a very different Wolves side. A Europa League place is a very realistic possibility, which would be an incredible achievement for the newly-promoted club.
Newcastle fans no doubt dream of a return to the European stage, but it’s all about survival this season. The investment in the January transfer window will trigger hopes that the Toon Army will be watching top-flight football next term. Even if it does mean they have to travel to away days like this on Monday nights. The Magpies put in a spirited display against Tottenham at Wembley last weekend, keeping their hosts at bay until the 83rd minute.
That came hot on the heels of a wonderful comeback victory over Manchester City, while Rafa Benitez’s side also showed plenty of fight in their 2-1 loss at Chelsea last month. The Magpies boss will get his team nice and organised for this game, so we’re likely to see fewer goals than in Wolves’ recent games.
We can probably rule out a seven-goal thriller like Wolves shared with Leicester at Molineux a few weeks ago. Indeed, this season’s previous meeting was the first time in four games between Wolves and Newcastle that has seen over 2.5 goals. A home win with under 3.5 goals looks very appealing at 13/5 with Betway in your Wolves vs Newcastle betting tips.
Wolves vs Newcastle first goalscorer predictions
Nuno will hope compatriot Diogo Jota is fit to play, following his recent hat-trick in Wolves’ 4-3 victory over Leicester at Molineux. Only Raul Jimenez has scored more than Jota’s five Premier League goals this season. The Portuguese is 11/2 to open the scoring on Monday night. Salomon Rondon has one more goal to his name for Newcastle. The Venezuelan’s strikes have been worth nine points to his team this season, and he’s 9/1 in the first goalscorer odds for this game. Miguel Almiron meanwhile is 16/1 in both the first and last scorer markets.
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Not exactly a long-suffering Manchester City fan, Tom’s favourite moment supporting the Blues was being a young lad at Wembley for Paul Dickov’s equaliser in the 1999 play-off final against Gillingham. He follows La Liga closely too, and has lots of experience writing about sports betting including F1, tennis and golf.