Back Newcastle to see off Barnsley this Tuesday.
Barnsley will this week welcome the visit of high-flying Newcastle to Oakwell, with the hosts looking to pick up a first win in five games.
A home win for the South Yorkshire side is 5/1 with bet365, while an away win for Newcastle is at short odds of 4/6. A draw between the two teams is 14/5.
Barnsley enter the fray this week on the back of a disappointing 4-2 hammering by Fulham last time out in the Championship, with goals for Marley Watkins and Sam Winnall not enough to see Barnsley avoid a fourth defeat in their last five games. Such a slump in form leaves the club sitting just 11th in the league ahead of Tuesday’s difficult clash with Newcastle, while defensive record that leaves them with 11 goals against them in five games will only be an added incentive for their visitors to run riot. At the other end of the pitch, Winnall goes looking for his fourth goal of the season at 5/2 while fellow strikers Tom Bradshaw and Adam Armstrong are 11/4 and 3/1 respectively with bet365.
Probable Barnsley FC starting lineup (4-4-2): Adam Davies – Cole Kpekawa, Angus MacDonald, Marc Roberts, Andy Yiadom – Ryan Kent, Sam Morsy, Conor Hourihane, Adam Hammill – Marley Watkins, Sam Winnall.
Probable Newcastle United starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Karl Darlow – Paul Dummett, Ciaran Clark, Jamaal Lascelles, DeAndre Yedlin – Jack Colback, Jonjo Shelvey – Yoan Gouffran, Mohamed Diame, Matt Ritchie – Dwight Gayle.
Newcastle have had no such qualms in recent games, with the Toon having now won their last three games on the bounce in the Championship. The most of recent of those wins came against Brentford last Saturday, with Dwight Gayle scoring his eighth and ninth goals of the season to help Newcastle consolidate second in the league with 12 games played. Gayle will again be imperative this week for Newcastle and is just 13/10 to score with bet365. Newcastle have lost just one game away from home all season.
Back Newcastle to edge a 2-0 win this week at 7/1 with bet365.
A safer bet lies with Gayle to score first at 9/2.