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Newcastle United vs Swansea City predictions, betting tips and preview: Swans offer value on Tyneside trip

Jon Wilde 8 Jan 2018
  • Newcastle United vs Swansea City predictions for their Premier League match on Saturday
  • Swansea go into this game bottom of the table, four points from the safety zone
  • Read on for our free predictions and betting tips
Wayne Routledge (right) of Swansea City in action during a pre-season friendly match (credit: Getty Images)

Newcastle United vs Swansea City predictions for Saturday’s Premier League match at St James’ Park. Swansea go into this game bottom of the table and four points from the safety zone. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.


Swansea City have shown enough so far under their new manager Carlos Carvalhal to suggest they are worth backing to avoid defeat away to Newcastle.

Carvalhal was the surprising choice just after Christmas as Swansea’s fourth managerial appointment in less than two years, as he had parted company with Sheffield Wednesday just a few days earlier following a disappointing run of results.

But the Portuguese coach has made a respectable start in south Wales, winning his first match in charge 2-1 away to Watford, then his team were in the game almost until the end when losing 2-0 at home to Tottenham in difficult conditions before drawing 0-0 at Wolves in the FA Cup.

The Swans are still hot favourites to be relegated but that trio of games came thick and fast, giving Carvalhal no significant time to work with the players on the training ground. At least the full week’s gap building up to this fixture allows for a much better preparation.

Swansea City's Wayne Routledge in action during a pre-season friendly match (Getty Images)
It is difficult to recommend, or even fancy, Newcastle at a shade of odds-on here because they have not won at home since October, with a couple of narrow away victories over West Ham and Stoke having lifted them to 13th position but just two points above the relegation zone.

The impending sale of the club is disrupting manager Rafael Benitez’s plans for the current transfer window because neither the seller nor potential buyer appears willing to put up the funds the Spaniard wants, so he is having to make do with the players he has for the time being.

Surely what the Magpies need most is a prolific striker because nine goals scored in 11 home league games is a paltry tally.

Having been solid defensively away from home for most of the season it is a worry that Swansea shipped a total of eight goals on their two trips to Merseyside either side of Christmas, but they should have less to fear on Tyneside and can return home with a point at least. 

Newcastle United vs Swansea City stats


  • Swansea have won on three of their last four visits to Newcastle
  • Only two clubs have scored fewer home Premier League goals this season than Newcastle
  • Newcastle have failed to score in four of their last six league games

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Newcastle United vs Swansea City predictions, betting tips and preview: Swans offer value on Tyneside trip

Newcastle United vs Swansea City predictions for Saturday’s Premier League match at St James’ Park. Swansea go into this game bottom of the table and four points from the safety zone. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.

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