Newcastle vs Brighton Predictions, Betting Tips & Premier League Odds | Saturday 5th March
A resurgent Newcastle United are at home to face Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday and BoyleSports have plenty of betting tips and odds.
No team has beaten Newcastle in seven Premier League matches since Christmas and Brighton are the visitors seeking to put an end to a strong unbeaten run this year for the hosts.
The match betting is finely balanced for the 3pm kick-off on Saturday with both sides chalked up at 17/10 for the three points, but it will bode well if Eddie Howe’s men are given the edge by kick-off as Newcastle have yet to lose a league match this season when starting as favourites.
At home, it’s two wins on the spin for the Magpies after February victories over Everton and Aston Villa and league leaders Manchester City are the only away side to leave St James’ Park with a win in any of the last eight in front of the Toon Army faithful.
Joe Willock scored in seven straight appearances at the end of last season and there are signs his scoring form is getting back to its best with goals in both of his most recent outings against West Ham and Brentford.
The English midfielder is a popular 10/3 shot in the anytime goalscorer betting to find the net for the third consecutive game and although both of his recent goals turned out to be the last of the game, an attractive 9/1 is available on Willock being the first player to register on the scoresheet this time round.
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Fans were purring over Joelinton’s performance last time out and not only was the Brazilian responsible for the opening goal, but he also enjoyed 64 touches, two shots and one key pass against Brentford.
Odds of 10/1 are available on Joelinton to break the deadlock for the second weekend in a row, but he also features in a host of price boosts now available.
Anyone who fancies him to score at any time and for Newcastle go on to win can now snap the price boost of 8/1 (was 6/1), while the chances of Newcastle scoring in both halves has also been enhanced to 10/3 from 3/1.
From a Brighton point of view, it’s three defeats in a row without scoring for Graham Potter’s men, but the visiting manager does boast an unbeaten record against Newcastle in five career meetings.
The Seagulls have won two of the their last three against Newcastle, both wins coming by a 3-0 scoreline, which is a 28/1 shot to happen again.
Neal Maupay scored three in those two victories and opened the scoring the last time Brighton scored on the road against Watford last month, so he leads the first goalscorer betting at 9/2.
Although you can get 9/1 about Maupay scoring twice, something he managed within just seven minutes of kick-off on his last visit to St James’ Park.
Newcastle & BTTS 5/1
Brighton & BTTS 9/2
Score Draw 16/5
PRICE BOOSTS AVAILABLE NOW
Penalty to be awarded: Was 2/1…NOW 5/2
Newcastle to score exactly 2 goals: Was 11/4…NOW 10/3
Newcastle to win by exactly 1 goal: Was 3/1…NOW 10/3
Brighton to win to nil: Was 3/1…NOW 10/3
Newcastle to score in both halves: Was 3/1…NOW 4/1
Joelinton to score & Newcastle to win: Was 6/1…NOW 8/1
Brighton to win both halves: Was 8/1…NOW 10/1
* All prices correct at the time of publication
Newcastle are on a great of run of form and will welcome being back at home this weekend. Brighton are having a bad spell and it’s an ideal time to play them.
The stats, however, are against Newcastle in the head-to-head, recording no wins against the Seagulls in the last nine Premier League encounters. More so, Newcastle have failed to score in any of their previous four home games against Brighton, who have kept four clean sheets in those games.
But we think the recent history is ready to be thrown out of the window, with Eddie Howe’s men full of confidence right now. Newcastle to win & both teams to score is an appealing 5/1.
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