Fulham vs Newcastle – Fifth home win in a row for Cottagers

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Fulham are a great bet at 1/1 to beat Newcastle given their own recent improvement in form and the fact that the Toon must get used to life without Andy Carroll.

Match Odds

Craven Cottage has become a fortress for Fulham of late as they have won their last four games at home in all competitions.

Meanwhile, manager Mark Hughes is in the midst of a fine run of Premier League form against Newcastle as he is unbeaten in his last six matches against them.

However, Newcastle are still to taste defeat in the top flight in 2011, as they have won two and drawn the other pair of their four games.

Newcastle’s betting odds are 11/4 to beat Fulham, while the draw, which was the result when the duo met at St James’ Park earlier in the season, can be backed at 12/5.

To Score At Any Time

With Carroll moving onto pastures new at Liverpool, even more pressure will be placed on the shoulders of Kevin Nolan to continue his scoring exploits from midfield.

Nolan already has ten goals this season and is 9/4 to find the target at any time against Fulham, which would represent his 50th career goal in the Premier League.

Clint Dempsey has also been chipping in from midfield for Fulham as many of their leading strikers have had spells on the treatment table.

Dempsey is 6/4 to strike in the 90 minutes against Newcastle, while Andy Johnson has shown signs of regaining his sharpness of late and is 7/4 to add his name to the scoresheet.

Another reasonable betting opportunity, particularly with both teams without strikers, is the 8/13 on offer that under 2.5 goals are scored.

A £25 stake on Fulham beating Newcastle 1-0 would return £175. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.