Newcastle United have turned their season around in tremendous fashion and can clinch their sixth successive win on Saturday when they welcome QPR to St James' Park.
Alan Pardew was a whisker away from managerial death in September, his Magpies side starting the season in calamitous fashion, however the Toon Army have now seen their side boast a winning run stretching back five matches in all competitions and will be confident that their heroes can claim their sixth successive victory against strugglers QPR on Saturday afternoon.
Four back-to-back Premier League wins and a victory over Manchester City in the Capital One Cup have resulted in the North-East side turning their season around and the Magpies sit comfortably in eighth position in the table. Indeed, with Pardew’s position seemingly safe, he can perhaps aim for a previously unthinkable European place, however QPR are an improving side and will pose the hosts no shortage of problems.
Harry Redknapp’s charges have a mere two wins from their last eleven games, however judging by recent performances things appear to be on the up at Loftus Road, QPR’s last three outings returning a win and draw, seven goals coming in their last four games.
Redknapp’s side will be in high spirits coming into this match, however they will be without the services of Sandro, Alex McCarthy and Alejandro Faurlin through injury. Rio Ferdinand will be absent thanks to his suspension, however Leroy Fer and Bobby Zamora will be in action in attack.
Newcastle will be hopeful that the international break hasn’t affected their recent rejuvenation and they will certainly be confident of easing past the West London side. All but one of Newcastle’s last four games have been won by a margin of a single goal, therefore we’re backing that trend to continue in this match at a price of 13/5, under 2.5 goals up for grabs at 20/21.
Ayoze Perez has been the key man for Newcastle lately, scoring in his last three outings and he is definitely backable at 15/8 to get himself on the scoresheet on saturday.
Our betting tips
Newcastle win by a single goal – Ladbrokes 13/5
Under 2.5 goals – BetVictor 20/21
Anytime Goalscorer, Ayoze Perez – Bet365 15/8