Newcastle vs Fulham – No St James’ Park demolition for Hughes
Fulham may be one of the most difficult teams to beat in the Premier League, but their troubles winning games makes it difficult to predict that they will leave Newcastle with any more than a point.
If Mark Hughes could work out the formula to help Fulham turn some of their draws into victories then rather than attempting to stave off the threat of relegation, they would be in the mix to challenge for Champions League football.
Fulham have only lost three of their opening 12 games this season, but an alarmingly high number of draws have meant that they are just two points outside of the relegation zone.
Problems winning away from home are particularly noticeable as they have not taken three points on the road since the opening day of last season, which is a run of 24 games.
Fulham are 3/1 to beat Newcastle, which would hand Hughes just his fifth victory in his last 24 Premier League games.
One thing in Fulham’s favour is that they did the double over Newcastle in the last season that they were in the top flight together.
Newcastle have been massively inconsistent at St James’ Park as they either batter the opposition or fall to defeat.
It is 10/11 that Chris Hughton’s team beat Fulham for just the second time in six home meetings.
Over/Under 2.5 goals
The fact that Fulham have failed to concede more than two goals in a single game this season will make it difficult for Newcastle to run riot in the scoring department, as they did at home to Aston Villa and Sunderland.
However, goals are not Fulham’s forte either, meaning that a tight, low-scoring game is likely to materialise.
It is 8/11 that the game has under 2/5 goals, while 1/1 is available that at least three goals are scored. See the full Newcastle vs Fulham match betting odds market.