Author: Glen Maxwell
Published: 11:15 15/10/2015
888sport has a great welcome offer for new customers giving treble odds on their first bet placed, which is ideal for this Sunday’s Premier League clash between Newcastle United and Norwich City.
Newcastle welcome Norwich to St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon, in what could already be classed as a “Relegation six-pointer” for the Geordies - as they come up against one of last season’s promoted sides still looking for their first win of the season after eight games and rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table.
With just two points from their last six matches, Steve McClaren will know his head is on the block at the Gallowgate and - with this visit of Norwich followed by a trip to fierce rivals Sunderland next weekend - the pressure is only going to increase on the former England boss, unless he can turn things around quickly.
Norwich are going steady in their return to the top flight, with nine points from their opening eight games seeing them occupying 13th place in the division. Draws away at both Liverpool and West Ham were followed by a disappointing 1-2 defeat at home to Leicester last time out, so the Canaries will hope to take advantage of a vulnerable Magpies side and return to winning ways once again.
The Magpies have won only one of their last 19 Premier League matches - drawing four and losing 14 - and they have lost a league-high seven points from winning positions this season.
Newcastle’s confidence will be rock bottom following their humiliating 1-6 defeat to table-topper Manchester City just before the International break, however, it should be noted that they are unbeaten in their last five Premier League meetings against Norwich (W3 D2) - keeping four clean sheets in the process.
Norwich have never won at St James’ Park in the Premier League - with only one draw in six previous visits - so will also be looking to end their terrible time on Tyneside this weekend. Their last visit, back in November 2013, saw them go down 1-2 to Alan Pardew’s side - as Leroy Fer’s late strike was not enough to cancel out first half goals from French duo Loic Remy and Yoan Gouffran.
In 51 previous meetings in all competitions, Newcastle lead the overall head-to-head record with 22 wins to Norwich’s 14. The Magpies owe much of their dominance due to their performances at St James’ Park, with 16 wins in 26 home clashes - compared to Norwich’s four victories and six draws - with their last home defeat to the Canaries coming back in September 1988.
Newcastle to win is 17/11 on 888sport, but the bookmaker is enhancing those odds to just over 9/2 with treble odds (5.64 to be exact.) A Norwich win at St James’ Park is boosted to 21/4 from the normal odds of 7/4, while the draw will pay better at 7/1 when the price is tripled.
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You’d be crazy to let the offer pass if you don’t have an account with 888sport and the great thing about this treble odds offer is that all the winnings will be paid in cash, which means it can be withdrawn straight away and there is no obligation to make another bet with the extra winnings like some other enhanced odds offers.
The offer applies to any sport and 888sport has an extensive choice with thousands of markets on over 20 different sports. However, it’s this Premier League clash that will create most interest this Sunday afternoon - as both Newcastle and Norwich aim for a win in what could be an all-important result come the end of the season.