Each day our exclusive MATCH OF THE DAQ service previews the big match of the day – usually a televised game.

As well as the preview we also bring you the head to head records of the two teams as well as a recommended bet on BETDAQ for the match.

Stoke v Newcastle
Premier League
KO 20:00, Sky Sports 1


(Max last 10 only)
19 Mar 2011 Premier League Stoke 4-0 Newcastle
26 Sep 2010 Premier League Newcastle 1-2 Stoke
11 Apr 2009 Premier League Stoke 1-1 Newcastle
06 Dec 2008 Premier League Newcastle 2-2 Stoke
16 Jan 2008 FA Cup Newcastle 4-1 Stoke
06 Jan 2008 FA Cup Stoke 0-0 Newcastle
25 Oct 1995 League Cup Stoke 0-4 Newcastle
16 Apr 1990 Division Two Newcastle 3-0 Stoke
26 Dec 1989 Division Two Stoke 2-1 Newcastle
04 May 1985 Division One Stoke 0-1 Newcastle


Newcastle United head off to the Britannia Stadium this evening as one of only two remaining clubs boasting of an unbeaten record in the Premier League. Alan Pardew has done a magnificent job at the Magpies and his side have the best defensive record in the league – having only conceded six times since August.

Stoke though will be confident of getting something from the game given that they have already held both Chelsea and Manchester United at home. The Potters are currently in mid-table having won three, drawn three and lost three of their matches this term. Tony Pulis’ side are always tough to beat and especially on their own turf.

The hosts have been struggling for goals in recent weeks, managing just seven in their nine fixtures. Against a side that has been so strong at the back, Pulis will need his forwards to be on top of their game if they are to snatch the win.

Stoke won both Premier League games against Newcastle last season, beating the Magpies 4-0 at the Britannia. Newcastle held both Arsenal and Spurs to a draw and this one looks likely to be heading the same way. I expect both managers would settle for a share of the points and punters can currently get around 3.4 on BETDAQ for the sides to be level at the final whistle.

RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)

Back the draw at around 3.4: 5 points
Sunday’s Return: +5.25 points

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