Competition: Premier League
Market: Newcastle to beat Stoke
Odds: 5/2 @ Bet365
The busy festive period continues into the new year as every Premier League team is forced to play multiple games in quick succession. The importance of starting a year with a number of wins cannot be underestimated, and every team will be desperate to get up and running with three points immediately. With all of this in mind, Stoke host Newcastle on Monday.
Stoke have been awful this season and they are in danger of slipping into the relegation zone. After 21 games they have five wins, five draws and 11 defeats, while they have scored 23 goals, but they have conceded a league-high 46 goals. Mark Hughes’ men have collected just 20 points, meaning they are two clear of West Ham in 18th, and they have taken just four points from a possible 15 in their last five games. Something needs to change for Stoke and quickly, with pressure mounting on the manager.
Newcastle have been in a very similar position to Stoke after 21 games. The Magpies have won five games, drawn four and lost 12, scoring 19 goals and conceding 30 times. In their last five games, they have also picked up four points, meaning they have collected 19 points over the entirety of the season. Their draw with Brighton in their last game was a positive result, and they will be looking to take advantage of the struggles of their opponents on Monday. With all of this in mind, we are backing Newcastle with odds of 5/2 from Bet365.
Bet: Newcastle to beat Stoke in Monday’s Premier League game: 5/2 @ Bet365>>
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