Newcastle find themselves level on points with fourth placed Tottenham going into the weekend after a run of five wins on the bounce.
The Magpies secured a 2-0 victory over relegation threatened Bolton and the shut out was the fourth clean sheet and the fourth win to nil in five games that Newcastle have recorded. The Newcastle win to nil is generously priced at 2.75 by most bookmakers.
Newcastle have scored two or more goals in each of the last four games with January signing Papiss Cisse scoring seven goals. Along with Demba Ba and Hatem Ben Arfa, the Magpies look more than capable of scoring, whilst opponents Stoke have not won on the road in seven games.
Stoke have scored less than a goal a game on average in the Premiership this season and away from the Britannia Stadium, Stoke have managed just 11 goals.
With the Magpies harbouring hopes of Champions League football, Newcastle should pick up an essential three points on Saturday.
Newcastle to win @1.70
Manchester City’s victory at Carrow Road last time out strengthened the growing optimism surrounding the Citizens title challenge.
The six goals against Norwich along with the four against West Brom the week before has given Roberto Mancini’s side ten goals in two games with Argentinean’s Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez finally paired up front. Mario Balotelli remains suspended in what is otherwise a fully fit squad and Manchester City will be seeking victory against a Wolves side who could be relegated on Sunday.
Wolves have won just one of their last 20 matches in the Premier League and injury to first choice goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, leaves summer signing Dorus de Vries set to make his league debut.
Wolves have conceded an average of three goals a game in the last 13 games and with Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez up front, Manchester City should win by at least two goals to maintain their push for the Premier League title.
Manchester City -1.5 Asian Handicap @1.625