STAR PREVIEW Fulham v Newcastle

first_img[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he new Championship season blasts into life tonight with the opener between hot title favourites Newcastle and Fulham at Craven Cottage.A nice 500 mile+ round trip for the Toon Army on a Friday night.Newcastle’s fall from grace last season hasn’t impacted season ticket sales – far from it, they’ve sold more this season than last and go into the new campaign with high hopes, Benitez still as manager, some promising new signings including Dwight Gayle and Matt Ritchie BUT … does it all REALLY add translate to a 7/4 chance to win the Championship?I know they bounced straight back when they last dropped out of the top flight and the fans will demand nothing less but, cliches aside, the Championship remains a damn tough division and there surely have to be better 7/4 chances around?It will be a new look Fulham side too tonight after a disappointing campaign last season which saw them finish 20th in the table, just 11 points off the drop zone.Centre-back Tomas Kalas and forward Sone Aluko are among seven signings set for their debuts.Fulham v Newcastle UnitedChampionship19:45 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Mar 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE Fulham 1-0 NewcastleAug 2013 PREMIER LEAGUE Newcastle 1-0 FulhamApr 2013 PREMIER LEAGUE Newcastle 1-0 FulhamDec 2012 PREMIER LEAGUE Fulham 2-1 NewcastleJan 2012 PREMIER LEAGUE Fulham 5-2 NewcastleAug 2011 PREMIER LEAGUE Newcastle 2-1 FulhamFeb 2011 PREMIER LEAGUE Fulham 1-0 NewcastleNov 2010 PREMIER LEAGUE Newcastle 0-0 FulhamMay 2009 PREMIER LEAGUE Newcastle 0-1 FulhamNov 2008 PREMIER LEAGUE Fulham 2-1 NewcastleWhilst it’s a marathon, not a sprint Newcastle are very much a ‘momentum’ side and will need to get off to a flyer to justify their cramped odds.  I think they’ll try and make a significant statement tonight.Only around evens to win, I prefer the Newcastle HT / FT option which is a bit more interesting at 9/4 with Star Sports.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK NEWCASTLE / NEWCASTLE 12 points at 9/4 with Star SportsPROFIT/LOSS SINCE EUROS: +79.50 pointsBET NOW WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img

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