Extending their European purple patch on Thursday night, a resurging Wolves will look to keep up the momentum when they make the trip to St. James Park on Sunday afternoon.
Battling from behind to pick up a 2-1 win away at Slovan Bratislava, the Oranges are in the midst of a six-match unbeaten run across all competitions, a run that was highlighted by their famous 2-0 win away at defending champions Manchester City prior to the international break.
While the mood around Molineux might be on the rise, Newcastle still find themselves in the midst of an inconsistent spell.
Despite putting in a plucky display at Stamford Bridge, Steve Bruce’s men eventually suffered a 1-0 defeat in the capital and their victory over Manchester United earlier in the month is just their sole win in their previous seven matches across all competitions.
You might be interested to know, including picking up a 4-0 win when the two sides met in the Asia Trophy during pre-season, Wolves also picked up a 2-1 win the last time they made the trip to St. James.
Sunday’s guests can be found at 31/20 with Bet365 to leave the North East with all three points this weekend.
Newcastle’s attacking issues continue
Despite picking up a much-needed victory over Manchester United in their last appearance at St. James Park, a result that many in the North East had hoped would kick-start their campaign, Newcastle have continued to struggle, particularly in the final third.
Once again drawing a blank away at Chelsea last weekend, controversial former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has seen his men now record just a single Premier League strike in their last four appearances.
Recording just five strikes so far this season, the joint-worst attacking record in England’s top-tier, you might be interested to know that the Magpies can be found at 13/8 with Paddy Power to draw another blank this weekend.
Now recording just a single Premier League victory in their last six matchups, it is no surprise that Newcastle are seen to be one of the contenders to find themselves at the heart of a relegation scrap come May.
The Geordies are priced at 11/10 with Coral to find themselves in the bottom-three this season, only behind Norwich and Watford who sit at 1/1 and 8/11 respectively.
Wolves’ purple patch continues
While Wolves’ sluggish start to the 2019/2020 campaign may have had many feeling that their European commitments were coming back to haunt them, Sunday’s guests are enjoying quite the resurge.
Battling from behind to move on step closer to a spot in the knockout stage of this year’s Europa League, Nuno Espírito Santo’s men have won four of their last five and are enjoying an unbeaten run that stems back to the 19th of September.
With last year’s surprise package starting to find some of the form that they showed last season, Wolves’ Portuguese boss will be growing most pleased with his side’s performances outside of the Midlands.
Sunday’s guests have won each of their last three matches away from Molineux, including a 2-0 victory away at Manchester City that sent shockwaves across Europe.
If Wolves are to potentially climb into the top half for the first time this season this weekend, then Santo will be looking for Raul Jiminez to lead their charge.
Finding the net out in Slovakia on Thursday, the Mexico international has found the net in back-to-back appearances.
The 28-year-old can be found at 15/8 with Bet365 to make it three in three this weekend.