Newcastle vs Stoke – Saturday 16th September 2017 – 15:00

Newcastle are 13/10 with Joselu at 5/1 to score first.

Newcastle face Stoke at St. James Park on Saturday afternoon, in the fifth round of Premier League games.

The Magpies come into this match in good form, securing their second win of the season in the 1-0 win against Swansea.

Jamaal Lascelles scored the only goal of the game (76), with the Magpies defender heading his side to victory.

The Magpies completely dominated proceedings at the Liberty Stadium, building on the fine win at West Ham.

Despite enjoying a meager 38% possession, they produced 16 total shots with 8 of them on target.

While the hosts Swansea were wasteful, with 62% of the ball on producing 10 shots and four on target.

Tough Follow Up

Newcastle have now won back to back matches, having struggled in their opening two games.

They will be looking to make it three on the bounce, they will be looking to replicate the West Ham performance.

Rafa Benitez was absent from last weekend's proceedings, as he recovered from hernia surgery.

Those two wins mean Newcastle come into this match 10th in the league, with six points from their four matches.

Magpies Favourites

Newcastle come into this match as favourites, with home advantage appearing to have persuaded the bookies.

Rafa Benitez will be looking to secure another home win, taking the Magpies to nine points.

The Magpies are searching for a first win in six matches against the Potters.

Jose Frustrated

Stoke come into this match on the back of a 2-2 draw against United, a result that frustrated Jose Mourinho.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (43) scored his and Stoke's first goal just before half time.

That lead lasted less than three minutes, with Marcus Rashford (45+1) equalising for Manchester United.

Romelu Lukaku made it 2-1 to United (57), with the Belgian continuing his fine start with his third goal of the season.

Choupo-Moting returned with his and Stoke's second (63), ensuring that his side enjoyed a share of the spoils.


Solid Start

Stoke had a poor campaign last season, with Hughes' side finishing out of the top ten for the first time under the Welshman.

They have enjoyed a solid yet unspectacular start, with a loss, a win and two draws from their opening four games.

The Potters will be delighted with their showings against Arsenal and United, where they picked up four points.

Their results against West Brom and Everton have been less flattering, they will need to be much better against Newcastle.


Potters Underdogs

Mark Hughes' side come into this match as underdogs, with Newcastle's home advantage informing the odds.

Stoke will be looking for their second win of the season, and their first away win of the campaign.

Stoke will also be looking to extend their unbeaten record to six matches against the Magpies.

Stoke are 21/10 with Eric Choupo Moting at 11/2 to open the scoring.


Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Joselu to score first @ 5/1

Tip 2 – Newcastle to win 2-1 @ 8/1

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