Newcastle are level on points with Chelsea and just five points adrift of the top four following their victory, against the odds, over Liverpool yet they are Boylesports’ 2/1 outsiders ahead of the trip to Swansea, BetVictor’s 6/4 favourites.
The pair shared the spoils at St James’ Park back in December, a result bet365 offer at 5/2 this time around and another goalless affair is available at 9/1 with Skybet, however, the Magpies line up at the Liberty Stadium having carded three straight wins while the Swans have suffered back-to-back defeats so the formbook perhaps points to Alan Pardew’s men.
Nevertheless, the hosts tend to be strong on their own patch meaning that a close encounter seems inevitable and Ladbrokes chalk a generous 9/2 against a Newcastle triumph by a one-goal margin in South Wales.
In terms of goals, the potential for a tight affair lends appeal to Stan James’ 8/11 for the clash to produce fewer than three and following his brace against Liverpool last weekend, Papiss Cisse will undoubtedly attract cash at 13/2 (BetVictor) to fire the opener. Bet365 rate the Magpies front man at a tasty 21/10 to notch at any stage.
Papiss Cisse to score first – 13/2 (BetVictor)