Newcastle stopped the rot last weekend, picking up their first win of 2015 at Hull and they’re subsequently deemed to be favourites at 13/10 with Stan James to secure another three points at the expense of visiting Stoke, BetVictor’s 12/5 underdogs.
The Magpies have been strong on their own patch this term though, accounting for the likes of leaders Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton so they’ll be confident of getting a result against the Potters.
They’re 9/1 at bet365 to edge out the visitors 2-1, BetVictor quote 14/5 about any United victory by a one-goal margin and it’s 19/4 courtesy of bwin for John Carver’s side to nick it despite an inconclusive first half. Alternatively, Yoan Gouffran, who struck at Hull and also in last term’s corresponding fixture, is 9/1 at bet365 to fire the opener.
Draw/Newcastle in the HT/FT betting – 19/4 (bwin)