Wolves vs Newcastle betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

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Will Wolverhampton Wanderers get back to winning ways?

It was a mixed festive period for Wolves so Nuno Espírito Santo’s side will be looking to get back on track here.

Newcastle’s form meanwhile is even more alarming and they are desperately trying not to get sucked into a relegation battle.

Who will win at Molineux?

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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Newcastle: Who will win?

Wolves are big favourites to win this match at 4/9.

Newcastle meanwhile are 13/2 to maintain their good record at Molineux.

A draw is 16/5.

Under 2.5 goals is 8/11.

Both teams to score no is 4/6.

Wolverhampton Wanderers to win and both teams to score no is 6/5.

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 04: Raúl Jiménez of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the FA Cup Third Round tie between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United at Molineux on January 4, 2020 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Raúl Jiménez is Wolves’ top scorer with 17 goals already this season. The Mexican is 3/1 to open the scoring and 6/5 to add to his impressive tally.

Adama Traoré is also in good form in front of goal. He is 5/1 to score first and 21/10 to net anytime.

Andy Carroll could lead the line for Newcastle. He is 10/1 to break the deadlock and 4/1 to get his first of the campaign.

Miguel Almirón has become their main man for goals. The Paraguayan is 18/1 to score first and 7/1 to score anytime.

Both Traoré and Jiménez to score is 13/2.

Both Matt Doherty and Pedro Neto to score is 12/1.

Both Jonjo Shelvey and Carroll to score is 40/1.

Both Ciaran Clark and Joelinton to score is 85/1.

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Newcastle: Match preview

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 27: Diogo Jota of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at Molineux on December 27, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

Will Wolverhampton Wanderers get back on track.

In their first game after Christmas, Wolves came from 2-0 down to beat Manchester City 3-2.

Adama Traoré, Raúl Jiménez and Matt Doherty the scorers in a famous night at Molineux.

However, quite unfairly, just 42 hours later, they kicked off at Anfield and narrowly lost 1-0 to league-leaders Liverpool.

What will annoy Nuno Espírito Santo even more though is their New Years’ Day defeat.

On 1 January 2020, his side were second best as they went down 2-1 at relegation threatened Watford despite playing the final 20 minutes against just ten-men.

That leaves them seventh in the table, which is where they finished last season, only six points outside the Champions League places.

Last weekend though their poor form continued in the FA Cup.

They could not find the breakthrough in a goalless home draw with Manchester United.

That means they will travel to Old Trafford this forthcoming Wednesday for a replay they could really do without.

That’ll be their 38th competitive game of the season already and, at a minimum, they’ll play 56.

Wolves could face up to an astonishing 69 matches in this campaign.

Their next is this home clash with Newcastle, as side they don’t have a very good record against.

Wolves have won only two of their last 11 league meetings with the Magpies, with both of those victories coming at St James’ Park.

Will they be too strong for the Toon Army at Molineux this time?

Newcastle in need of a win

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)

As for the visitors, they make the journey south to the Midlands in rotten form.

On New Years’ Day, Newcastle were swept aside 3-0 by Leicester City in front of their own fans.

That made it three defeats in a row and four losses out of five over the festive period.

In that time, Newcastle have moved from 11th to 13th, which may not sound a lot but they’re now only five points clear of danger.

Their underwhelming form then continued last weekend in the FA Cup.

Despite taking a 17th minute lead through Miguel Almirón, they could only draw 1-1 at Spotland with Rochdale who are 18th in League One.

That means, like their hosts, they’ll be in unwanted FA Cup replay action next week.

The priority though remains Premier League survival.

The Toon Army are unbeaten in their last five away league matches against Wolves with their last defeat at Molineux coming in April 1993.

Also, Steve Bruce has beaten Wolves in charge of six different clubs.

Can he make that seven and therefore, somewhat, get his own fans back on side?

Wolverhampton Wanderers team news vs Newcastle United

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 27: Adama Traoré of Wolverhampton Wanderers runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at Molineux on December 27, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

After a very rare week off, Nuno Espírito Santo’s squad is fresh and raring to go.

Rui Patrício will return in goal after John Ruddy deputised in the FA Cup.

In defence, Willy Boly is still injured so Leander Dendoncker and Romain Saïss will continue alongside ever-present captain Conor Coady.

This’ll mean Ryan Bennett and Max Kilman drop out.

In midfield will be the usual duo of Rúben Neves and João Moutinho.

The latter now has 14 Premier League assists for Wolves, the most of any player for the club.

Also, since the start of November, only one player has set up more goals than Moutinho’s five.

At wing-back, Matt Doherty will continue on the right with Jonny returning at Rúben Vinagre’s expense on the other side.

In attack, Adama Traoré will be looking to add to his five goals and seven assists already this season.

Pedro Neto and youngster Benny Ashley-Seal made up the forward line against Manchester United but both will drop out here.

Diogo Jota (fitness permitting) and top-scorer Raúl Jiménez will be back in.

Will Wolves be too strong for Newcastle?

Newcastle United team news vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Newcastle United’s Jonjo Shelvey celebrates scoring his sides second goal for Newcastle United against Manchester City in the Premier League at St James’ Park 30-11-2019 . (Photo by Richard Sellers/EMPICS/PA Images via Getty Images)

As for the visitors, they’re just coming out of an injury crisis with six players returning to full-training this week.

Goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka is likely to be busy once again.

His tally of 88 means he’s made the most saves in the Premier League this season.

In defence, Javier Manquillo, Florian Lejeune and Fabian Schär are injured with captain Jamaal Lascelles not quite ready after fracturing his tibia in November.

So, DeAndre Yedlin will continue at right-back with Jetro Willems, who’s one of those returning to fitness, on the other side.

At centre-back, Federico Fernández will keep his place with fit again Paul Dummett and Ciaran Clark joining him.

In midfield, Jonjo Shelvey is another of those out but Isaac Hayden will be pushed back into midfield, joining Sean Longstaff, but at Matty’s expense.

Matt Ritchie and Ki Sung-yueng both returned from injuries at Spotland but both will be on the bench once again.

Out-wide, Miguel Almirón is finally coming good.

Despite not scoring or assisting in his first 23 appearances for Newcastle, the Paraguayan has now been directly involved in three goals in his last eight games, scoring two in his last five.

Allan Saint-Maximin is back from injury but is likely to be a substitute at best with Christian Atsu starting.

Up front, Joelinton still has just one goal for Newcastle, coming in August, so Andy Carroll could get the nod.

Yoshinori Mutō will also be on the bench; his two Premier League starts have resulted in a 5-0 and a 3-0 drubbing.

Will this side frustrate Wolves?

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Newcastle

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Newcastle

Predicted Wolverhampton Wanderers line-up vs Newcastle United.

Predicted Newcastle line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Predicted Newcastle line-up vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

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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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