It’s fair to say we’ve had our fingers burnt on Newcastle this season so it could be seen as a shade foolish to row in again with Alan Pardew’s strugglers. But if Newcastle are struggling, Tuesday’s rivals Aston Villa are on equally poor footing.
The clash at Villa Park has the look of a real relegation six-pointer – likely to be high on tension. It’s unlikely one side or the other will romp away with this one and we just feel Newcastle might edge it.
Pardew has plenty of quality to call on, with Fabricio Coloccini now committed to the cause and Yohan Cabaye back to full fitness following injury. Take the Frenchman to inspire Newcastle to a narrow win – 13/8 with bet365.