Newcastle play host to table topping Man City this lunchtime (1.30pm KO, Live on Sky Sports 1) and look worth a punt at 6/5 in the “double chance” market to put a dent into their title hopes.
Alan Pardew’s men have only been beaten at home twice all season and now sit in fifth place after two stunning Papiss Cisse strikes sunk Chelsea in midweek.
They are pushing for the coveted fourth place and Champions League football, and will really be up for this.
So backing them in the double chance market at 6/5 with Betfred makes plenty of appeal, as they only have to avoid defeat for us to collect.
They’ve done so 16 times in 18 at home, including against the likes of United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Everton and Spurs and it’s worth noting that the losses came during a a six-game winless spell.
I think that they are a capable of serving it up to Mancini’s men, especially as they have a striker in Cisse who could score in a nunnery at the moment.
He has scored 13 goals in his 12 Premier League appearances, and at a standout 15/2 with Stan James looks worth an each-way punt in the first goalscorer market.