Newcastle v Sunderland
Rafael Benítez's Newcastle host Sunderland at St James’ Park this Sunday in what's become one of the fiercest rivalries in English football, The Tyne-Wear Derby.
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Newcastle v Sunderland: Preview
Newcastle and Sunderland are having shocking seasons with both at the bottom of the table and so this game will be crucial in the battle to stave off relegation.
Newcastle may have historically racked up more wins against Sunderland, however Sunderland not only won the last game, but they’ve also won the past 6 Tyne-Wear Derbies!
It may have been 5 years since Newcastle last beat Sunderland, but with bookies tipping them to win, Sunderland’s run could come to an end and see them drop into the bottom 3.
Online bookies offer Newcastle up as favourites to win this key Premier League fixture.
Newcastle's Best Odds: 23/20
If you’re betting on Newcastle defeating Sunderland, PaddyPower offers punters the best odds on Newcastle registering a home win at 23/20.
Although bookies offer Newcastle as favourites to win, they’ve been hugely disappointing this season and have been in terrible form in recent weeks.
Hopefully things will improve with a new manager in Rafael Benítez, after Steve McClaren was sacked having suffered a 3-1 defeat by Bournemouth.
Benitez may have lost his first game against Leicester, but fans will be hoping he can lead them to victory against Sunderland and improve on their recent performances.
Newcastle have only won 6 of their 29 games do far this season and they really need to secure a win to get them out of the bottom 3 and reduce their chances of relegation.
Benitez has a bit of an injury list to deal with and Dummett, Haidara, Krul and Obertan will all miss Sunday’s game, but hopefully Mbemba will be back in the starting line up.
Sunderland's Best Odds: 27/10
If you’re betting on Sunderland ruining Benitez's first home game, Bet Victor offers the best odds at 27/10.
Sam Allardyce’s Sunderland are also having a very poor Premier League season and are sitting just above the relegation zone, but only on goal difference.
A loss to Newcastle would see them drop into the bottom 3, and with only 7 games left to play, they could struggle to stay in the Premier League next season.
Sunderland’s recent performances have been encouraging, and the determination and spirit that the side has showed in the past few games is a welcome boost for fans.
Last season Sunderland did the double over Newcastle, with 1-0 victories in both matches, and they’ll be hoping that they can take the run to three in a row.
Luckily Allardyce doesn’t have too many injury worries to contend with and it looks as if Cattermole and Lens will be back fit for Sunday’s game.
It may be an away game for Sunderland, but they’ve scored 18 goals on the road this season, and with Newcastle yet again in transition, it could just be their day.
Odds On A Draw: 12/5
Nearly a third of games played between Newcastle and Sunderland have ended in a draw, and this result could be a realistic outcome from Sunday’s Tyne-Wear Derby.
If you’re betting on the match producing no winner, Betfair offers punters the best odds on a draw with odds of 12/5.
NB: Betting odds correct at the time this match preview went live and are subject to change. Last updated: 10:43 19/02/2016.