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Newcastle vs Cardiff Predictions

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      Tip Reasoning

      Newcastle may have seen off Blackburn in their midweek FA Cup tie, but that progression in the cup has been overshadowed by an ever more concerning injury crisis. Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark, and Isaac Hayden were all forced off in that match, and with Newcastle already struggling for players in defence and midfield their speedy recovery is crucial for the Magpies’ chances.

      The hosts aren’t exactly looking in the finest of form right now either. Their loss to Chelsea last weekend made it 1 win, 3 draws, and 5 defeats from their last 9 Premier League games, and they find themselves occupying 18th position and facing a long relegation battle ahead of them.

      Cardiff are the side keeping them in that bottom 3, sitting 1 point above them in 17th and knowing that victory at St James’ Park would be a monumental step towards Premier League safety.

      The Bluebirds have managed to find a bit of rhythm in the top flight too. They have only lost 1 of their last 4 outings and are regularly picking up points back at home. Away from home it’s a bit more difficult, but their 1-0 win over Leicester at the end of 2018 was a welcome confidence boost for their travelling fans and saw them avoid defeat in back to back away games for the first time this season.

      Newcastle, meanwhile, seem intent on torturing their loyal home crowd. They have won a meagre 2 home games in the Premier League all season, losing 8 of their 11 outings and picking up just 39% of their total points tally at St James’ Park.

      Considering the hosts have a major injury crisis and a terrible home record, it’s a surprise to see them as odds on favourites for the 3 points on Saturday. Given Cardiff’s recent successes we think backing a Cardiff Win or Draw Double Chance is a great bet here, along with a tight 1-0 win for the visiting side.

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