Newcastle vs Rochdale betting tips: FA Cup Third Round Replay match preview & predictions

Newcastle vs Rochdale prediction: Newcastle 2-0 Rochdale

After a classic cup tie at Spotland ten days ago, these two meet again.

Newcastle looked as though they were going to cruise to victory when Miguel Almirón fired them in front after a quarter of an hour.

But, the Magpies did not kill off the tie and Rochdale punished the Premier League side.

With just 11 minutes to go, 17 year old Luke Matheson crossed for 40 year old Aaron Wilbraham to tap home an equaliser.

1-1 it finished in the South Pennines; can Rochdale cause an even bigger shock on Tyneside?

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Newcastle United vs Rochdale: Who will win?

Unsurprisingly, Newcastle are overwhelming favourites to win this match at 3/10.

Rochdale are 8/1 to leave St James’ Park with a monumental win.

A draw is 4/1.

Under 2.5 goals is 6/5.

Both teams to score no is 8/11.

Newcastle United to win and both teams to score no is 11/10.

NORWICH, ENGLAND – AUGUST 17: Joelinton of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Newcastle United at Carrow Road on August 17, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Joelinton will be desperate to end his long goalscoring draught. The Brazilian is 7/2 to open the scoring and 5/4 to finally score again in black and white.

Miguel Almirón meanwhile has been their main man for goals. Almiron is 13/2 to score first and 23/10 to score anytime.

Ian Henderson has 121 goals in his Rochdale career, only two players have more. He is 8/1 to break the deadlock and 14/5 to add to his tally.

Aaron Wilbraham was the hero in the first meeting. He is 9/1 to score first and 10/3 to net once again.

Both Jonjo Shelvey and Andy Carroll to score is 5/1.

Both Sean Longstaff and Matty Longstaff to score is 14/1.

Both Henderson and Wilbraham to score is 28/1.

Newcastle United vs Rochdale: Match preview

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Matthew Longstaff of Newcastle United celebrates with teammate Andy Carroll after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on October 06, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Can this Newcastle side do something their club has struggled to do in recent years, win an FA Cup game?

In fact, since they reached back to back finals in 1998 and 1999, the Magpies have only won 21 matches in this competition in 20 seasons.

They failed to add to that measly tally at Spotland ten days ago so now must face this unwanted replay.

Of course Steve Bruce would love to end his club’s 51 year wait for a trophy but their primary aim has to be staying in the Premier League.

On Saturday, they battled to an impressive 1-1 draw at Molineux with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Miguel Almirón did put them ahead in the seventh minute but, from then on, it was all Wolves so they’ll be very happy with a hard fought draw.

That draw also ended a run of three straight defeats meaning Newcastle are 13th in the table but still with work to do.

First though, they need to avoid an FA Cup giant killing.

The winners of this tie will host Oxford United in the fourth round so could this be a great chance for Newcastle to enjoy a rare cup run?

They must clear this hurdle first.

Will it be a famous night for Rochdale?

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 19: A detailed view of the Emirates FA Cup Trophy prior to The Emirates FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on May 19, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

As for Rochdale, they’ll see this as a great chance of causing an upset.

Two season ago, they got all the way to the fifth round, held Tottenham to a 2-2 draw at home before being demolished 6-1 at Wembley in a snowy replay.

They’ll be hoping this one does not go the same way.

A good omen for the Dale could be their record this season.

All of their FA Cup ties so far have gone to a replay with them seeing off Wrexham and Boston United both at the second attempt to get this far.

Also, back in September, they took Manchester United to a penalty shootout at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup before missing out on spot-kicks.

On Saturday, they made it back to back league wins in 2020 by beating Bolton Wanderers 2-0 at home.

Luke Matheson and Jimmy Ryan the scorers.

That followed New Years’ Day’s 2-1 win at Accrington Stanley.

So, Brian Barry-Murphy’s side have moved up to 18th in League One, six points above danger.

But before league action resumes, they’ve got a shot at glory.

Will this side make history and win at a Premier League stadium?

Newcastle United team news vs Rochdale

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 30: Jetro Willems of Newcastle United celebrates with teammates Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almirón of Newcastle United after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James Park on November 30, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The current buzz word for Steve Bruce at the moment is “injuries”.

His side picked up even more on Saturday so he has very limited options.

As always though Martin Dúbravka will be in goal; his tally of 90 saves this season is the most in the Premier League.

In defence, Paul Dummett limped off at Molineux so he, DeAndre Yedlin, Javier Manquillo, Emil Krafth,  Fabian Schär and captain Jamaal Lascelles are all out.

Thus, Jetro Willems will continue at left wing-back but Matt Ritchie could come in as an attacking option on the other side.

Florian Lejeune will return in the centre alongside Federico Fernández and Ciaran Clark.

In midfield, Isaac Hayden could be given a much needed rest with the Longstaff brothers, Sean and Matty, continuing.

Jonjo Shelvey and Ki Sung-yueng are out.

Further forward, Dwight Gayle went off at Wolves so joins Allan Saint-Maximin and Yoshinori Mutō on the treatment table.

Miguel Almirón will start though looking to add to his three goals in his last six appearances one of which came at Spotland.

Two men struggling for goals though are the front two; Andy Carroll and Joelinton.

The latter has scored just once this season which is not good enough for a club-record signing.

Andy Carroll meanwhile is yet to score since returning to the club; his last goal for Newcastle came 3306 days ago on Boxing Day 2010.

Will either break their ducks and fire the Toon Army though to round four?

Rochdale team news vs Newcastle United

Rochdale

ROCHDALE, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 18: Ian Henderson (L) of Rochdale AFC celebrates scoring the first goal with Jordan Slew of Rochdale AFC during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Rochdale and Tottenham Hotspur on February 18, 2018 in Rochdale, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

As for Brian Barry-Murphy’s team, he very rarely makes too many changes and will continue with his tried and trusted players here.

In goal, Robert Sánchez will make his 28th appearance of the season so far; he’s on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion.

In defence, Eoghan O’Connell and Jordan Williams are a very settled centre-back partnership.

Right-back Luke Matheson has already made headlines this season.

Back in September, when he was still only 16 years of age, he scored the equaliser in a 1-1 League Cup draw at Manchester United.

In midfield, if they do go 4-4-2, they have a decision to make as to who is left out.

Jimmy Ryan and Oliver Rathbone, who shone in the first meeting, are expected to get the nod with Callum Camps the odd man out.

Out-wide, as always, will be Stephen Dooley and Kwadwo Baah.

They’ll be looking to supply the legendary front two.

34 year old Ian Henderson is just nine goals off becoming Rochdale’s highest goalscorer of all time.

Two of his 121 strikes for the club came in a 2-2 draw with Tottenham just under two years ago.

Alongside him will be Aaron Wilbraham.

The 40 years old’s goal ten days ago is what sent this tie into a replay.

Since he was born, 12 different clubs have won the FA Cup, none of which are Newcastle.

Can he end the Magpies dream of ending that here and send Rochdale through to the fourth round with a famous victory?

Predicted Newcastle United line-up vs Rochdale

Predicted Newcastle United line-up vs Rochdale

Predicted Newcastle United line-up vs Rochdale.

Predicted Rochdale line-up vs Newcastle United

Predicted Rochdale line-up vs Newcastle United

Predicted Rochdale line-up vs Newcastle United.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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