So far this season, Newcastle have been more efficient away (1.00 point per match) than at home (0.75), and with a recovering Wolves team travelling to Tyneside, this one is wide open!
Three wins in their last five matches (W3, D1, L1) mean Newcastle remain one of the form sides in the Premier League (PL). Although they are still the third-lowest scorers in the league (0.8 goals per match on average), they’ve now scored at least once in four of their last five matches.
With a record of: W1, D1, L5, from their last seven games, Wolves have receded somewhat after a bright start. However, a remarkable 2-1 victory against Chelsea in midweek is a true sign of recovery, and was their second consecutive 2-1 scoreline – a result also seen in two of Newcastle’s last four PL matches.
There’s no love lost between these sides; their previous eight league H2H encounters have produced an average of 5.63 yellow cards per match! Relevantly, Mike Dean is refereeing this one, after averaging 3.86 yellow and 0.29 red cards across his last 14 matches.
Players to watch: Salomón Rondón has scored three PL goals in his last four starts, while Raúl Jiménez (four goals, four assists) has had a hand in more than 50% of Wolves’ PL goals this season.
Stat attack: Newcastle are one of just four PL sides yet to play out a draw at home.
In Newcastle’s last five PL matches, 75% of the goals have come in the first half.
Just four of 15 PL matches involving Wolves have seen over 2.5 total goals – a league low.
Wolves have conceded first in five of their last seven matches, while Newcastle have opened the scoring in four of their last five.
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Referee: Dean M. (Eng),
Venue: St. James Park (Newcastle)
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