Newcastle – Stoke
Newcastle United hosts Stoke City in a match from the 5th round of the English Premier League. We are about to give you our football betting predictions for this game.
After suffering two losses in the first two rounds, it looks like Newcastle are already starting to find their rhythm in the league. They are in a run of two consecutive wins, achieved against West Ham and Swansea. They are currently 10th in the league standings with 6 points won.
Stoke City in the same time are very close to Newcastle, having won 5 points from the first four rounds. Mark Hughes’ team lost just one of its matches so far. Right now Stoke are in a run of two consecutive draws against West Bromwich and Manchester United. Their goal difference is 4:4, compared to Newcastle’s 4:3. It’s a thing which we could say for both teams – they are hardly conceding goals, but they are also hardly scoring.
Newcastle can’t use the suspended Aleksandar Mitrovic, while Mbemba Mangulu and Paul Dummett are injured. The good news for Rafa Benitez are that Jamie Sterry and Emmanuel Riviere have recovered from their injures and they are both ready to return on the pitch.
As for Stoke City, Mark Hughes can’t use the injured Geoff Cameron, Julien Ngoy and Stephen Ireland, while Ryan Shawcross and Ibrahim Afellay are doubtful for the game.
We could say that both teams look very equal in terms of overall quality. The league standings are also confirming this. The draw looks like a reasonable bet here, although everything is possible in this league.
These were our football betting predictions for the game between Newcastle and Stoke City. Be wise with your predictions, before it’s a difficult game to bet on. How we said, these teams look very even right now. These were our football betting predictions for this match