Could the stakes be any higher at St James’ Park? Newcastle and Sunderland are in grave danger of being relegated, with Rafael Benitez recently being hired to steer the Magpies out of trouble.
United are a best price 6/5 with Stan James to win Sunday’s derby, although Sunderland won the reverse fixture 3-0 and the Black Cats are overpriced at 11/4 (BetVictor) to boost their survival hopes with a priceless win.
Sam Allardyce might be content enough with a draw and that’s a 12/5 chance (Ladbrokes), with a tight game on the cards. We’re happy to go for a Newcastle 1-0 win as a speculative punt at 7/1 (BetVictor).
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