Opta Stats: Newcastle United v Cardiff City

Can Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer inspire his side to beat Newcastle?
Can Cardiff boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer inspire his side to beat Newcastle?

Rock bottom Cardiff simply must beat Newcastle if they are to have any chance of survival. Opta provides statistical insights from the last chance saloon.

"Newcastle were in eighth place on December 29 after losing to Arsenal. Since then they have lost 12 of their 17 league games but have only fallen one place in the table."

Cardiff are 1.855/6 in the Double Chance market.

Newcastle have won their last seven league games against Cardiff; a run that goes back to 1981. They are 2.111/10 to win.

Both meetings between these sides this season (one league, one FA Cup) have ended 2-1 to the away side. Cardiff are 14.013/1 to pull off a 2-1 away win.

If the Premier League season had started on December 27, Newcastle would be bottom of the table. Cardiff are 3.9 to win.

Cardiff have conceded 24 goals in the final 15 minutes this season; more than any other PL side. Newcastle are likely to be priced at around 1.758/11 to score the last goal.

City stopper Steven Caulker is one of only two outfield players to play every minute of every game this season (along with Palace's Mile Jedinak). Cardiff are 5.79/2 to keep a clean sheet.

Newcastle have drawn only four games this season, their lowest top-flight total since recording two in the 1904-05 season. The odds of them recording a fifth draw are 3.65.

Newcastle were in eighth place on December 29 after losing to Arsenal. Since then they have lost 12 of their 17 league games but have only fallen one place in the table. Cardiff are 1.855/6 in the Double Chance market.

Three of the last five Englishmen to score for Newcastle in the Premier League have been playing for the opposition. Shola Ameobi is likely to be priced at around 3.55/2 to score.

Cheick Tiote has been booked in three of his last four Premier League appearances. Tiote will probably be available at around 2.915/8 to be shown a card.

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