Newcastle v Brentford Odds, Tips and Preview
Game time & date: 1500 BST, Saturday October 8
Location: St. James’ Park, Newcastle
Last result between the two: Brentford 0-2 Newcastle, Premier League, February 2022
Newcastle will seek to arrest a run of three home draws in a row and build on beating Fulham comfortably on the road last time out when Brentford make the trip to the north-east on Saturday.
The Bees are only a point behind Newcastle in the Premier League table but they have won just once in their past six Premier League games, drawing a blank the last twice they have taken to the field.
The Newcastle v Brentford odds point to a home win here, but where is the best value on offer?
Magpies tough to beat at home
Eddie Howe’s time in charge has seen Newcastle focus on their home form first and foremost, with his team once in front of their own fans during 2022 – with that defeat coming against Liverpool.
Newcastle have drawn three straight at home but the results speak for themselves with Howe creating a team that is extremely difficult to break down at St. James’ Park. Apart from a wild 3-3 draw against Premier League champions Manchester City, Newcastle’s recent home games have all been quite close. Six of their last seven home games have seen under 2.5 goals.
The price of 21/20 at 888Sport for under 2.5 goals to be scored in Saturday’s game is therefore worth taking. Brentford are yet to beat Newcastle in four league meetings between the sides either.
While the 3/4 offered by 888Sport on a Newcastle win is not the biggest, this is recommended as well.
Inconsistency stings for Bees
Brentford have produced a couple of superb performances this season – thrashing Manchester United and Leeds United at home – but Thomas Frank’s side have been flat on too many occasions.
They drew 0-0 at Bournemouth last time out, which followed a disappointing 3-0 reverse at home to Arsenal, meaning they have failed to score in successive outings. Brentford have drawn three of their four away games in the Premier League this season but the Bees have only won one of their last six on the road and they miss the influence of Christian Eriksen.
Goals suddenly seem to be a problem for Brentford, so the 1/3 at 888Sport for the Bees to score under 1.5 goals in this game is a decent option to consider, albeit at fairly short odds.
While Newcastle ran out 2-0 winners away to Brentford in the last meeting between the sides, it is worth noting Josh Dasilva was sent off for the Bees in the opening stages of that game, when it was goalless.
These teams are only separated by a single point in the Premier League table, with both Newcastle and Brentford targeting a finish in the top half of the table at the end of the season.
Newcastle to win at 3/4 with 888Sport and 21/20 for under 2.5 goals are both recommended bets here. Brentford have not won this game in four league meetings.
Adding both together – Newcastle to win with under 2.5 goals scored – can be backed at 17/5 with 888Sport. The 33/20 with 888Sport on Newcastle to keep a clean sheet is another bet worthy of consideration for this one.
Author: Jamie Smith