Newcastle v Everton Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
March 05, 2019
St. James' Stadium - Premier League
Rafa Benitez's Newcastle welcome Everton to Tyneside this weekend, with the hosts looking to distance themselves from the relegation zone.
This game ended as a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park when the two sides met earlier this season, with Richarlison and Salomon Rondon on target.
Everton are unbeaten in their last six meetings with The Magpies, with five wins and one draw.
Newcastle will be without midfielder Sean Longstaff for this clash, after he injured his knee in the defeat to West Ham last weekend. Ciaran Clark and Rob Elliot remain sidelined.
Everton's only absentee is full back Leighton Baines, who is out of action until April with a back problem.
Newcastle v Everton Predictions and Preview
The Magpies slipped to a 2-0 defeat away at West Ham last weekend, bringing to an close an unbeaten run of three Premier League games. Benitez will be demanding a reaction form his players, in front of a full house at St. James' Park, as they looking to push further away from the bottom three.
Everton drew 0-0 in a fierce Merseyside derby last time out, following on from a 3-0 win away at Cardiff, as Marco Silva's side return to the top half of the table. However, their away form has been inconsistent in 2019, with two wins from five Premier League games since the turn of the year for The Toffees.
Everton will be motivated following their positive showing against Liverpool, but Newcastle need the points more. This could lead to them cancelling each other out, with a draw priced at 11/5. Four goals in their last five games for Everton, and five in five for the hosts mean that this tie is unlikely to be goal filled - and an under 2.5 total goals scored bet is available at 8/13.
A 1-1 draw at 11/2
A draw may not do much for Everton's Europa League aspirations for the end of the season, but Newcastle have proved a tough nut to crack at home this season - with four consecutive wins on Tyneside ahead of this weekend.
Gylfi Sigurdsson to score anytime at 21/10
The Icelandic international scored twice in Everton's last away game at Cardiff, and he performed well in their draw at home to Liverpool. His ability from dead ball situations could be key here, in what is likely to be a tight game.