Opta Stats: Newcastle v Wolves

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez.
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Struggling Newcastle are in need of points when they host Wolves on Sunday. Opta rates their chances.

"All six meetings between Newcastle and Wolves in the Premier League have seen both teams score – it’s the most played fixture in the competition not to see a clean sheet."

Both teams to score is [2.02].

Newcastle have never lost against Wolves in the Premier League (W2 D4 L0). The draw is [3.25].

Wolves won on their last league visit to St. James' Park against Newcastle, a 2-0 win in the Championship in September 2016. Another Wolves win is [2.74].

All six meetings between Newcastle and Wolves in the Premier League have seen both teams score - it's the most played fixture in the competition not to see a clean sheet. Both teams to score is [2.02].

Newcastle have lost six of their eight Premier League home games this season - only once have they lost as many at this stage of a top-flight season before (6 in 1953-54). Wolves are [1.89] in the Draw No Bet market.

Wolves haven't scored more than once in any of their seven away league games this season (W2 D2 L3), netting five goals in total. Under 2.5 goals is [1.65].

Nine of Wolves' Premier League 19 points this season (47%) have come in six games against last season's top seven sides. In their nine games against other clubs, they have won just 10 points (1.11 per game). A Newcastle win is [3.0].

Newcastle have conceded more goals from set piece situations than any other team in the Premier League this season (10). Over 2.5 goals is [2.46].

Newcastle striker Salomon Rondon scored his team's only goal in their 1-1 draw at Everton last time out. Rondon is [3.7] to score.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' striker Raul Jimenez has been directly involved in eight of his team's 15 goals in the Premier League this season (four goals, four assists). Jiminez is [3.5] to find the net.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has not lost any of his 22 home Premier League matches against a newly promoted club, winning his first 10 in the competition before drawing six and winning six of his last 12 such games. They are [1.56] to avoid defeat in the Double Chance market.

Dan Fitch 2018/19 Season P/L

Staked: 276.00 pts
Returned: 290.83 pts
P/L: +14.83 pts

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