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Weekend football betting: the best North-East bets
2:42pm Friday 18th October 2013 in Sport
Following the international break, attention turns back towards the Premier League and proceedings get under way at lunchtime as Newcastle entertain Liverpool.
The second-placed Reds are only behind Arsenal because they've scored fewer goals so it's not surprising that they're odds-on at 10/11 with BetVictor to continue their fine start by winning at St James's Park, where the Magpies are bet365's 10/3 outsiders.
Alan Pardew's men are a hard team to predict so some neutrals might fancy Stan James's 14/5 marked against the stalemate or Winner.com's 13/2 about a 1-1 scoreline while tentative types can back their side, aided by a goal start, in Skybet's handicaps at 5/6 and BetVictor post 11/5 against United in the draw no bet market.
Some, however, might be encouraged by what they saw in the second half comeback at Everton and the victory at Cardiff so there could be some cash for a 2-1 Newcastle triumph at 12/1 via Ladbrokes as well as bet365's 13/2 for Pardew's troops to lead as each half ends. Loic Remy, who has five in his last three outings, is a generous 13/2 via Stan James to notch first.
Gus Poyet takes charge of his first match as Sunderland manager as the Black Cats head to Swansea but bookies don't expect an instant impact, bet365 chalking his team up as 11/2 outsiders to pick up a vital three points ahead of the Liberty Stadium contest, which is 3/5 with Paddy Power to go the way of the hosts.
Both of season's meetings ended all-square, a result that's available at 10/3 via BetVictor here, Stan James offer 16/1 about a repeat of the 2-2 scoreline from that corresponding fixture and there is set to be market support for scores to be level at the end of each half at 11/2 (Stan James).
At 15/4 via BetVictor, Black Cats fans may wish to back their team draw no bet in light of their recent results, both in general and against the Swans, for the tentative there's also Ladbrokes's 5/4 for the visitors to avoid defeat.
More positive will prefer Winner.com's 11/2 chalk against Sunderland nicking it by one, bet365's 20/1 for a 2-1 Black Cats triumph at 20/1 and an Emanuele Giaccherini opener at 18/1 via the same bookie.
Middlesbrough eased the pressure with a comprehensive 4-1 triumph over Yeovil last time out and they're BetVictor's 29/20 favourites to make it back-to-back favourites as they head to struggling Barnsley.
The rock-bottom Tykes, 2/1 chances at betway, are 5/2 courtesy of William Hill to hold Boro to a draw at Oakwell, where it's 12/1 (Skybet) to be goalless but as the hosts have lost eight of their eleven matches and are leaking goals like mad, Boro should shade it.
Ladbrokes rate a 2-1 away success at 10/1, it's 3/1 at Stan James for Mowbray's troops to be in front when they go in at the end of each half and for fans feeling confident, Boro are 19/5 in Stan James's handicaps when kicking off a goal in arrears.
In attack, bet365 post 6/1 against a Kei Kamara opener and quote Albert Adomah at 10/1 to put Boro 1-0 up in a game that's 3/4 (BetVictor) to produce three or more goals.
In League Two, much-improved Hartlepool are great value at 21/20 (BetVictor) to rack up another three points as they entertain out-of-form Plymouth.
Odds supplied by www.betrescue.com
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