101 Great Goals prediction: Newcastle 2-1 Swansea
Newcastle may have one of the worst home records in the Premier League this season, but they’ll be fully expecting to take three points when they host rock-bottom Swansea on Saturday.
Newcastle vs Swansea: Who will win?
Newcastle are huge 10/11 favourites to win. Back Swansea at 7/2, the draw is 23/10.
Over 2.5 goals is 5/4 while the under is 8/13.
Draw at half-time, Newcastle at full-time is 7/2.
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Newcastle vs Swansea: Premier League preview
The Magpies progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup last weekend with a 3-1 win over League Two side Luton Town. Ayoze Perez netted twice before Jonjo Shelvey added another.
Having previously gone nine games without a win, Newcastle have won three of their last five with their only defeat in that period coming against league leaders Manchester City.
Yet, while Rafa Benitez is working wonders on the pitch, off the pitch the club’s takeover still hasn’t completed.
Do Newcastle have enough time left in January to see that takeover happen so that the club can make some much-needed additional signings?
Swansea remain rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table, although a win could move them to within a point of safety if other results go their way.
And the Swans have seen an upturn in form since Paul Clement left the club.
Carlos Carvalhal’s side drew 0-0 away at Championship leaders Wolves in the FA Cup last weekend.
Previously the Swans picked up a huge 2-1 away win at Watford in the Premier League, while they also looked decent in a home defeat to Tottenham.
Newcastle won the reverse fixture 1-0 in September in Wales, where captain Jamaal Lascelles scored the winning goal.Claim a £200 free bet on Newcastle vs Swansea with 10Bet
Newcastle team news vs Swansea
Karl Darlow should start in goal with Rob Elliot still out injured.
Jamaal Lascelles is expected to recover from a groin problem picked up in the FA Cup.
A lower back injury could keep Aleksandar Mitrovic out, while Chancel Mbemba is another doubt with a knee injury.
Florian Lejeune and Jesus Gamez remain sidelined.
Jonjo Shelvey will come up against his former employers.
Swansea team news vs Newcastle
Kyle Naughton will serve the final game of his three-match ban, while Angel Rangel will miss out with a calf strain.
Renato Sanches and Tammy Abraham are both doubts with hamstring and hip problems respectively, but Ki Sung-yueng and Leon Britton are expected to be fit.
Wayne Routledge is in contention to face one of his former clubs.
Newcastle predicted line-up vs Swansea
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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.