Jonas Gutierrez

Sunday afternoon sees Newcastle travel to local rivals Sunderland, and as the countdown to the Tyne-Wear derby continues, Newcastle United's official betting partner Bet Butler has been hunting down the best bets for the big game.

In the 135th league fixture between these sides, Sunderland are slight favourites at 8/5, with Newcastle close at 21/10 and the draw at 12/5.



Match result

Newcastle are yet to win away from home so far this season, but the Magpies do have a good record of ten away wins from 33 under manager Alan Pardew, since his arrival in December 2010. United also have the slight edge in recent derbies, winning three of the last eight match-ups since 2007/08.

Newcastle look good value for the away win at 21/10.

The big danger here could be the draw, as four of the last eight Tyne-Weird derbies have finished level since 07/08. Furthermore, all of the last four derby games at the Stadium of Light have been level at half time since 07/08, as have half of Sunderland home games under Martin O'Neil. Half Time Draw is worth a flutter at 11/10.



Sunderland will be hoping to extend their tally of just two goals in their two games so far this season at the Stadium of Light, especially as Newcastle have never failed to score against them in their 20 Premier League derbies.

Goals do indeed look likely as there have been four or more in eight out of the last 13 Newcastle away matches.

Over 3.5 goals is a juicy 3/1, while both teams to score looks a banker at 4/5.


First and  last scorer

Demba Ba has continued his fine goalscoring record from last season, netting six goals in as many starts. Ba is 6/1 to score first, but betting on him to net last could be the better option as he's already done so three times this season. Ba last scorer is also 6/1.


For all the best odds from the only bookie that wants you to win, visit Bet Butler.


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// MK Dons v Stevenage: MK Dons have won twelve of their last twenty home games and have the second best home record so far this season. MK Dons home win @evens.

// QPR v Everton: There have been under 2.5 match goals in 5/7 QPR home matches against top-six teams and in 7/10 Everton away matches against bottom-six teams. There have also been under 1.5 goals in 4/7 QPR home matches against top-six teams. Under 2.5 match goals @ even.

// Norwich v Arsenal: Arsenal have won 11/17 away matches against bottom-six teams, including W/ W Half Time/ Full time results in 6/10 away matches against such opposition. Arsenal Half Time/Arsenal Full Time @7/5

(Odds correct as of Thursday, 18th October, 3pm)

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