Wolves vs Newcastle Prediction - Soccer Picks 10/28/23
Wolves (3-2-4) vs Newcastle (5-1-3)
Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 12:30 pm (Molineux Stadium)
Wolves +360/Newcastle -118 - Over/Under: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Round 10 of the Premier League continues on Saturday, October 28, 2023, with a clash between Wolves and Newcastle at Molineux Stadium. Both teams are playing well lately, but the gap between them is five points in Newcastle’s favor. The Magpies sit in the 6th place with 16, while Wolves are 12th with 11 points. Check out our Wolves vs Newcastle betting preview and prediction.
Wolves (Form and News)
After they both enjoyed victories last weekend, Wolverhampton and Newcastle United boast two of the Premier League’s (PL) longest active undefeated streaks. Assisted by the sending-off of Bournemouth’s Lewis Cook, Wolves delivered a late winner on the south coast to collect their third win from eight PL games (D1, L4) as an underdog. It was yet another exciting Wolves match that rewarded spectators for their patience, with all but four of their 26 PL goals scored or conceded this term coming in the second half!
Manager Gary O’Neil is developing into a shrewd Premier League tactician, earning widespread plaudits after he appeared on British television during the week to share training ground footage of strategies prepared for their recent 2-1 wins over both Bournemouth and Manchester City. Sandwiched between those two victories was a 1-1 draw with high-flying Aston Villa in their previous PL home outing, which suggests they’re capable of taking points from any opposition at Molineux.
Player to watch: Hwang Hee-Chan remains the only Wolves player to score a Premier League goal at Molineux this season, doing so in all four of their home matches!
O’Neil will be without Hugo Bueno (thigh), while Jean-Ricner Bellegarde is questionable with a muscle injury.
Newcastle (Form and News)
Newcastle finished the previous match week four points outside the top four after a thumping 4-0 win over Crystal Palace that extended their PL record as a pre-match favorite this season to W5, D1, L1. More importantly, they’re now five league games without defeat (W4, D1) and off to their best start to a PL season since 2011/12, which is hard to believe given they’re already playing catch-up in the top-four race.
A 1-0 UEFA Champions League loss at home to Borussia Dortmund during the week certainly wasn’t ideal preparation for a visit to Molineux, with Eddie Howe telling the media that “the most disappointing thing of the night” were the injuries to Alexander Isak and Jacob Murphy, both of whom look set for extended stays on the sideline. It will further stretch what Howe described as “a small squad as it is” ahead of what is to be the third of seven competitive matches in a 22-day period.
Player to watch: Callum Wilson scored after half-time in five separate PL matches this season (W4, L1).
Eddie Howe cannot count on Elliot Anderson (back), Harvey Barnes (ankle), Sven Botman (knee), Alexander Isak (groin), Lewis Miley (illness), and Jacob Murphy (shoulder).
Wolves vs Newcastle H2H Record
Seven of the last nine Premier League H2Hs produced Under 2.5 total goals, including six 1-1 draws. Newcastle are unbeaten in the previous three H2H duels (W2, D1).
Wolves vs Newcastle Odds
Wolves are underdogs here at +350; a draw is at +310, while Newcastle to win can be backed at -118. Bettors who like to bet on goals can choose between Over 2.5 at -135 and Under 2.5 at +130. One of the most popular soccer betting markets, both teams to score, can be played between BTTS YES at -139 and BTTS NO at +130. Take a look at more Premier League odds.
Wolves vs Newcastle Betting Pick
Injuries are mounting for Newcastle, and they will be a bit tired after the UCL match against Dortmund. Wolves are without a loss in the last four PL matches (W2, D2), and I think the hosts have a pretty solid chance to avoid a defeat here. They are without a loss in the last five H2H encounters at Molineux (W1, D4), but the fact that these rivals often play draws in H2Hs makes me back a draw.
A 1-1 is the most frequent result in H2Hs, so if you like to bet on correct scores, you can try that. Another suggestion would be BTTS YES, but my bet is a draw. I won’t be surprised if Wolves manage to get three points from this match. O’Neil already showed that he has a recipe for beating the top six teams this season.