Falling only to a last-minute Manchester United goal, Newcastle gave a great account of themselves at Old Trafford, where they led three times but bookies don’t believe the Magpies can be as effective as they face another tricky away fixture, this time at Arsenal.
BetVictor price Alan Pardew’s men at as high as 13/2 to return with a maximum haul but the Gunners are emphatic favourites at just 4/7 with Stan James to make it four league defeats in five for the visitors, who Skybet quote at 7/2 to nick a point.
Having run the table-topping hosts so close in midweek however, Newcastle can at least make difficult for Arsene Wenger’s team, a 3/1 shot at bet365 to sneak it by one.
On home soil, Manchester United are hard to oppose as they face West Brom but at just 1/3 with BetVictor to secure maximum points the league leaders are hardly a money spinner. Bet365’s 6/4 for them to prevail in a match that produces four or more goals is potentially more lucrative and Ladbrokes offer 10/1 about a 3-1 victory for Sir Alex Ferguson’s charges.
Manchester City, at 4/7 (bet365) can edge out Norwich at Carrow Road but Chris Hughton’s men can make life difficult for the champions, who are 13/5 at BetVictor to come out on top by a one-goal margin.
Tottenham’s push for the top four is set for a boost at Sunderland, Stan James chalking Spurs up at 11/10 but Liverpool’s European hopes might take a knock at QPR; the Reds are 5/2 (Skybet) to only emerge with a point from the Loftus Road clash against Harry Redknapp’s strugglers. Similarly, Everton and Chelsea are 23/10 (bet365) to be inseparable.
A stalemate is also the most attractive wager, at 12/5 via William Hill, as Reading host West Ham while Paddy Power offer 6/5 for Aston Villa to send Wigan home empty-handed, William Hill make Stoke 4/5 to overcome Southampton and it’s 13/5 (Ladbrokes) for Fulham and Swansea to be inseparable at Craven Cottage.