Opta Stats: Newcastle v West Brom

Newcastle v West Brom Preview & Opta Stats - Saturday 28 April 2018
Can Rafa Benitez inspire his Newcastle side when they host West Brom?

Newcastle take on a rock bottom West Brom side who have started to pick up points. Opta presents the statistical analysis.

"Darren Moore has earned five points from his three Premier League games in charge of West Brom (W1 D2 L0), one more than Alan Pardew did in his final 11 at the club (W1 D1 L9)."

The draw is 13/53.6.

Newcastle have lost just one of their last 15 home league matches against the Baggies (W10 D4), a 3-2 defeat in December 2011. They are 10/111.88 to win.

The Baggies have kept just one clean sheet in their last 24 away league visits to St. James' Park, a 3-0 win in September 1977. Over 2.5 goals is 6/52.2.

If West Bromwich Albion fail to win, they'll be relegated to the Championship - it will be their 10th relegation from the top-flight, with only Birmingham (12) and Leicester (11) suffering the drop more. The Baggies are 4/15.0 to pick up a vital victory.

Newcastle's defeat at Everton last time out ended a run of four consecutive Premier League wins - they've not lost back-to-back league games since a run of four in December. They are 4/111.36 in the Draw No Bet market.

Darren Moore has earned five points from his three Premier League games in charge of West Brom (W1 D2 L0), one more than Alan Pardew did in his final 11 at the club (W1 D1 L9). The draw is 13/53.6.

Indeed, the Baggies haven't gone four league games without defeat since a run of five in February 2017. WBA are 11/102.1 to avoid defeat in the Double Chance market.

Rafael Benitez has won seven of his previous eight Premier League games against West Brom (D1), winning all four home games without conceding a goal, each time against a different manager (Megson, Robson, Mowbray, Clarke). Newcastle are 15/82.9 to win to nil.

Matt Ritchie has scored in three of his last four Premier League home games, having failed to find the net in his previous 12 at St James' Park this season. Ritchie is 4/15.0 to score.

Daniel Sturridge has had a hand in eight goals in eight Premier League starts against Newcastle (7 goals, 1 assist), though he failed to score or assist when he started against them at St. James' Park this season for Liverpool. Sturridge is 16/54.2 to find the net.

If Sturridge plays and scores, he will become the third player to score against Newcastle for four different Premier League teams, after Robbie Keane and Peter Crouch. Sturridge is 7/18.0 to score the first goal.

Dan Fitch 2017/18 Season P/L

Staked: 448.00 pts
Returned: 464.37 pts
P/L: +16.37 pts

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