Newcastle Preview: Cahill, Pienaar, Osman, Fellaini out…By Ryan Grant • Feb 21st, 2009 • Category: Match Previews |
Newcastle endured a bad start to the season and were often in the relegation zone under manager Kevin Keegan but a mini revival has put Newcastle 13th with 27 points. That is only 4 points off the drop though and current boss Joe Kinnear still has a lot of work to do to keep Newcastle in the Premier League. Newcastle’s star striker Michael Owen bas been rumoured to be in talks with Gooodison officials over a move to the club in the summer when he can sign for any club on a free after his contract runs out.
Everton have Tim Cahill and Tony Hibbert unavailable for suspension and Marouane Fellaini, Leon Osman and Steven Pienaar out through injury. Louis Saha is closing in on a return and may be on the bench.
Newcastle could welcome back Jonas Gutierrez and will also hope Obafemi Martins will be ready to play some part in the game. Alan Smith and Mark Viduka both return to the squad. Michael Owen is injured and wont play in the fixture.
Expected Line Ups
Newcastle 17/10 Draw 9/4 Everton 8/5
Everton 1-0 13/2
Everton 2-1 8/1
Everton 2-0 11/1
Everton 3-1 20/1
Draw 0-0 8/1
Draw 1-1 9/2
L.Saha First Goalscorer 13/2
Jo First Goalscorer 13/2
Anichebe First Goalscorer 15/2
Arteta First Goalscorer 10/1
J.Lescott First Goalscorer 16/1
Betting tip– Anichebe First Goalscorer 15/2
Match Prediction- Newcastle 0-1 Everton- Evertons fighting spirit and workmanship like play should battle Moyes’ men through another game without many key players.