Newcastle vs Watford – Saturday 25th November 2017 – 15:00

Newcastle are 11/10 with Dwight Gayle and Aleksandar Mitrovic at 5/1 to score first.

Newcastle face Watford at St. James Park on Saturday afternoon, in another round of fixtures in the Premier League.

The Magpies come into this match in mixed form, losing their last match against Manchester United 4-1 at Old Trafford.

Dwight Gayle gave the visitors a shock lead early on (14), with the Magpies finishing a flowing move to make it 1-0.

Anthony Martial (37) levelled the scoring after a great cross from the returning Paul Pogba, before Chris Smalling headed United ahead just before the break (45+1).

Paul Pogba went from provider to score just before the hour mark (54) and Romelu Lukaku put his recent goal drought behind him to make it 4-1 (70).


Tough Follow Up

Newcastle will be looking to return to winning ways, against a strong Watford side.

Rafa Benitez will be demanding a return to form, they have lost their last three successive fixtures.

The Magpies have dropped down to 11th place in the Premier League, a strong start despite this recent blip.

With fourteen points from their opening 12 matches they can use this as a springboard to a great season.


Magpies Favourites

Newcastle come into this match as favourites, with home advantage informing the bookies.

Rafa Benitez will be looking to secure a much-needed home win, taking the Magpies to 17 points.

The Magpies will be aiming for a first win in four matches against Watford.

Hammering Home

Watford come into this match on the back of a 2-0 win against West Ham, an excellent result for the Hornets.

Will Hughes (11) gave Watford the lead with his first shot on target, the former Derby man now boasting a 100% strike rate.

Richarlison doubled Watford's advantage just after the hour mark (64) with the forward sprinting powerfully down the left and slotting into the bottom corner.

That is an excellent result for Marco Silvas men, who ended a run of three successive defeats with that comprehensive win.


Silva Interest

Watford have faced a different type of fight in recent weeks, with manager Marco Silva linked with Everton after an excellent start with the Hornets.

The Hornets find themselves ninth in the Premier League, four points above their hosts Newcastle.

Marco Silva's side have lost three of their last six matches, with defeats against Everton, Stoke and Chelsea.

There have been good results as well, with two wins against Arsenal and West Ham, as well as a draw against West Brom.


Hornets Underdogs

Marco Silva's side come into this match as underdogs, despite their excellent start to this PL season.

Watford will be looking for their third win in their last six Premier League matches.

The Hornets will also be looking for their fourth successive win against Newcastle.

Watford are 5/2 with Andre Gray and Richarlison at 6/1 to open the scoring.

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Gayle to score first @ 5/1

Tip 2 – Newcastle to win 2-1 @ 15/2

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