Opta Stats: Newcastle United v Stoke City

Can Stoke City's march up the table continue when they meet Newcastle?
Can Stoke City's march up the table continue when they meet Newcastle?

Eleventh-placed Newcastle meet tenth-placed Stoke in this mid-table battle. Opta provides the vital statistics.

"Newcastle have scored more goals from players coming off the bench than any other team in the Premier League this season (9)."

The odds of the second-half containing the most goals are 2.15.

Papiss Demba Cisse has scored four goals in six Barclays Premier League appearances against Stoke City. Cisse is 15/82.9 to add to his tally.

Jonathan Walters has scored four goals against Newcastle United, only against QPR (5) has he scored more often in the Premier League. Walters is 12/53.4 to find the net.

The Potters have only won seven Premier League away matches under Mark Hughes (W7 D8 L16). Newcastle are 11/82.34 to win.

Stoke currently have more points (32) then they have mustered in any previous Premier League campaign after 23 matches. They are 3.55 to pick up three more.

The Magpies have scored the highest proportion of second-half goals of any team in the top flight (72%). A draw half-time/Newcastle full-time double result is 11/26.4.

Stoke have scored the highest proportion of goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches this season (27%). They are 16/54.2 to be leading by half-time.

Newcastle have scored more goals from players coming off the bench than any other team in the Premier League this season (9). The odds of the second-half containing the most goals are 2.15.

Stoke have the lowest shooting accuracy in the top division with just 36% of their attempts finding the target. Newcastle are 15/82.92 to keep a clean sheet.

Newcastle are the only team in the Premier League yet to see an opposition player shown a red card this season. The odds of a player being sent off are likely to be around 7/24.5.

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