Newcastle had a difficult start to the season, which seems odd given that they emerged victorious in their first game 5-1. However, the Magpies lost three games in a row after winning, raising concerns that they might struggle in the Champions League. Rather, since balancing the Premier League and Europe, Newcastle has improved, and they are currently undefeated in five league games. Before the international break, there were three straight wins over Burnley, Sheffield United, and Brentford, followed by a draw with West Ham. The Magpies defeated Crystal Palace 4-0 on their return to Premier League action.
With 24 goals, the greatest xG (19.9), the highest shot conversion rate (18.9%), the most big opportunities (37) and the highest big chance conversion (54.1%), Howe’s team has excelled in front of goal.
Prior to the international break, Wolves were also enjoying a brief winning streak. Some were predicting Wolves’ relegation after they had lost four and drawn one of their first five games under Gary O’Neil’s direction. However, they shocked everyone by drawing Luton to break their losing run and then going on to defeat Manchester City. Even if they were unable to win two straight, Wolves still had a good draw versus Villa going into the international break.
The numbers that support our predictions for Wolves vs. Newcastle:
Wolves has not lost in their last five Premier League home games against Newcastle.
Newcastle’s last two away games have seen them score ten goals.
In their last ten games in all competitions, Wolves has scored.
For Newcastle, Callum Wilson has scored in his past two away starts.
After five league games, Newcastle has not lost.
Wolves vs Newcastle team news
Prior to the match, Wolves have no concerns regarding injuries. Additionally, Mario Lemnia will be returning after a suspension.
With Alexander Isak and Jacob Murphy joining Harvey Barnes, Sven Botman, and Elliot Anderson in the treatment room, Eddie Howe’s injury troubles are beginning to pile up. However, Joe Willock made his season debut against Dortmund in the middle of the week as a late substitute. As they ease him back in, he won’t likely be risked right away.
Newcastle versus Wolves head-to-head statistics
Premier League: Newcastle 2-1 Wolves on March 12, 2023
August 28, 2022: Wolves defeat Premier League – Newcastle – 8 April 2022 – Newcastle Premier League 2 October 2021: Wolves 2-1; Wolves 1-0 Premier League: Newcastle vs. Wolves on February 27, 2021, Newcastle 1-1
Newcastle had gone eight games without winning this matchup before going on the winning streak in their last three games over Wolves.