StevieDay1983 Posted February 11, 2019 Author Share Posted February 11, 2019 Wolves vs Newcastle The Premier League offers us some Monday Night Football tonight. It's Wolves versus Newcastle in an 8pm kick-off at Molineux. It's a game between two teams that have had more positive than negative results recently but that hasn't devalued the need for all three points for either side here. Wolves have won three straight league games on the bounce now. Their season has been packed with runs of good and bad form. Nuno Santo will be looking to try and make up ground on the top six. A win here would put his side just 9 points behind 6th placed Chelsea and 4 points ahead of 8th placed Watford. Newcastle are deeply involved in the relegation dog fight still. Rafa Benitez saw both Burnley and Cardiff win their matches over the weekend but relegation rivals Southampton, Fulham, and Huddersfield all lost again. It means there's now just 3 points separating 18th and 13th. Recent results have dragged even the likes of Crystal Palace and Brighton back into the mix. In another couple of weeks there's a chance teams such as Leicester, Bournemouth, West Ham, and Everton may also slip into trouble if results go against them. On the team news front, Wolves look set to welcome back Diogo Jota and Ruben Vinagre. Newcastle could also be set to give a debut to transfer window signing Miguel Almiron. There is a further boost to the Magpies with Paul Dummett, Mohamed Diame, Ki-Sung-yueng, Karl Darlow, and Yoshinori Muto all back available for selection. There's huge potential for Wolves to smash some records tonight. If they win it'll be the first time they've won consecutive league games in the top flight since the 1971/72 season. It will also be the first league double they've earned over Newcastle since 1991/92. Wolves seem to be a side that raise their game against the better opposition but struggle against teams lower down. So far this season, they have lost to Huddersfield, Cardiff, Crystal Palace, and Brighton. That said, they come into this game off the back of three league wins against mid-table opposition where they've scored 10 goals in those 3 matches. I'm not too sure how this game will go. Newcastle have only won 2 league games on the road this season but they have drawn 5 matches so they're proving a hard team to beat away from home. Wolves have lost 5 home league games this season already. My feeling is that Wolves will probably win this but I have a nagging gut that's telling me Newcastle could take a draw. Wolves have lost each one of their four Premier League games played on a Monday night. I'm not sure they'll lose here and I think I'm going to have to ignore my gut and back a home win. Just! Wolves to Win @ 1.85 with Betfair BTTS @ 2.10 with Betfred Ameer 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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