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Wolves vs Newcastle United Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

12:37 EAT 15/07/2019
Ruben Neves Wolves 2018-19
Our tipster thinks that Nuno Espirito Santo's charges will come out on top in this Premier League Asia Trophy clash against the Magpies in China

Wolves and Newcastle United begin their pre-season preparations when they meet in the Premier League Asia Trophy semi-finals.

The winners will meet the victors of the second semi-final between Manchester City and West Ham United. Both sides will see this tournament as a chance to lay down a marker ahead of the forthcoming campaign.

Latest odds

Wolves won four of the six Premier League points on offer against the Magpies last term and Nuno Espirito Santo's side are chalked up as 19/20 (1.95) favourites with bet365 to win on Wednesday.

Newcastle are still searching for a permanent successor to Rafa Benitez, who left St James' Park earlier this summer. The Magpies are available at 13/5 (3.60) with bet365 to beat Wolves. The draw is a 23/10 (3.30) chance with the same firm.

Team news

Matt Doherty, Romain Saiss and Raul Jimenez have not travelled but Nations League winners Rui Patricio, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves and Diego Jota are in contention. Taylor Perry, Luke Cundle, Niall Ennis and Ed Francis are amongst the youngsters who could feature in Nanjing.

Florian Lejeune, Rob Elliot, Miguel Almiron, Christian Atsu and Henri Saivet are all absent for the Magpies. Goals could be hard to come by as Salomon Rondon's loan spell has ended and Ayoze Perez has joined Leicester City. The aforementioned duo were Newcastle's leading scorers last term.

Preview

There were goals at both ends in both of the Premier League matches between these teams last term. The odds compilers offer 8/11 (1.73) that the trend continues in this clash whilst more than two goals can be backed at 19/20 (1.95) with bet365 here.

Prediction

Wolves are preparing to embark on their first European campaign since 1980. Newcastle, meanwhile, appear to be in disarray. The departure of Benitez is a disaster for the Magpies and with a new manager yet to be appointed, badly-needed squad reinforcements have yet to arrive.

Espirito Santo's men, then, look to be well-placed to pour salt into apparently gaping wounds. Wolves were a success story in the Premier League last term and they will be looking to kick on this time out.

Newcastle may struggle to contain the men from Molineux in Nanjing and bet365's 19/20 (1.95) quote for Wolves to win Wednesday's first Premier League Asia Trophy semi-final could represent excellent value.

Odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

Wolves to win at 19/20 (1.95) for a 2pt stake at bet365