Thursday, 29 August 2013

Newcastle United V Fulham (31/08/13)

A round-up of which bookies are offering the best prices for The Toon V Fulham match.

It was hard to take many positives from the match against Morecambe, but if you look at things in terms of the bigger picture, then hopefully Mike Ashley must surely now realise how wrong he is if he thinks out current squad is good enough.

I generally don't take much interest in conspiracy theories, but a mate of mine raised the issue (only half-jokingly) that he wouldn't be surprised if Pardew actually picked his team last night specifically with the purpose in mind of opening Mike Ashley's eyes to reality.

If we look back at the Brighton game back in January then as well as the shockingly poor performance that day by our team made up largely of squad players, one of the other consequences of that match was that we subsequently went out and made a few signings.  Hopefully last night's performance will lead to a similar result with Mike Ashley finally realising what every Toon fan has known all summer.

I don't want to come across as too negative because if our first eleven are fit (and in form) then we can put out a strong team potentially capable of putting a good run of results together.  However, if we get another batch of injuries like last season, then last night should have hopefuly made it very clear to Ashley that if he fails to strengthen our squad then he's taking a big gamble again.

Moving onto Saturday's game, it's very hard to tip the Toon with any real confidence at the moment (other than perhaps for another nil nil draw), so once again I'm instead going to round-up the best prices which various bookies are offering on the Toon.

Every bookmaker has us as the favourites, with the best odds on a Newcastle win available from Paddy Power:

Match Betting:

Newcastle - 2.15 (Paddy Power)
Draw - 3.5 (Bet Victor, SkyBet, William Hill)
Fulham - 3.7 (Bet Victor)

The best odds in the First Goalscorer market are as follows...

First Goalscorer:

Papiss Cisse - 7.0 (SkyBet, Ladbrokes, BetFred, Stan James, William Hill)
Hatem Ben Arfa - 9.0 (Paddy Power, Ladbrokes, Bet365)
Shola Amoebi - 9.0 (SkyBet, Ladbrokes)
Moussa Sissoko - 13.0 (SkyBet, Coral)
Yoan Gouffran - 13.0 (Coral)

Dimitar Berbatov - 8.0 (Paddy Power, Ladbrokes, Bet365)
Darren Bent - 9.0 (Bet365)
Hugo Rodallega - 12.0 (Bet365)

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If you fancy a correct score bet then once again Bet Victor are offering the best odds on most score-lines:

Correct Score:

1-0  -  8.5 (Bet Victor, Ladbrokes)
2-1  -  10.0 (Ladbrokes)
2-0  -  12.0 (Bet Victor)
3-1  -  20.0 (Bet Victor, Coral)
3-0  -  23.0 (Bet Victor) 
3-2  -  29.0 (Bet Victor, Coral, WIlliam Hill, Stan James)
0-0  -  13.0 (SkyBet)
1-1  -  7.5 (Bet Victor)

And finally if you want to play it cagey with a bet in the Double Chance market then SkyBet are currently offering the most generous odds on Newcastle to win or draw...

Double Chance:

Newcastle or Draw - 1.33 (SkyBet)
Newcastle or Fulham - 1.33 (Bet365)
Fulham or Draw - 1.75 (Bet365)

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  1. I haven't felt confident tipping the Toon so far this season, so instead I've been rounding up which bookies have been offering the best prices. Things were encouraging against Fulham once the subs came on though, so hopefully I'll feel more confident again soon.