Wolves vs Newcastle – Draw likely as Wolves aim to keep Carroll quiet


Wolves and Newcastle will both see avoiding relegation from the Premier League as their chief priorities this season and can support their quests with a draw at Molyneux.

Both have made solid starts to the campaign with Wolves unbeaten from their two games and Newcastle high on confidence after their 6-0 demolition of Aston Villa on their last league outing.

The pair last met in the top flight in the 2003/04 season when both games ended 1-1 and 11/2 is available for the same scoreline to be repeated again.

Mick McCarthy’s team beat Stoke in their opening home game of the season and are 11/8 to continue their bright start by moving onto seven points.

McCarthy has the option of selecting Michael Mancienne in his team as earlier this week the defender agreed to spend a third loan spell at the club from Chelsea.

Newcastle will be relying on Andy Carroll to continue his goalscoring exploits if Newcastle are to end their run of five games without a win at Wolves’ home.

Carroll netted a hat-trick in the Villa romp and is 5/1 to score the first goal against Wolves.

Meanwhile, he is 11/8 to find the target at any time within the 90 minutes, which is the same price as perhaps the home side’s biggest goal threat Kevin Doyle.

Furthermore, Wolves have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their three league or Carling Cup games this season and it is 7/4 that this will change against Newcastle.

Six of the last 14 meeting between the pair have ended all square and the draw can be backed at 9/4. See the entire Wolves vs Newcastle betting market.