A month ago, Newcastle were unbeaten in the Premier League although games against Manchester City and Chelsea have put paid to that, even if the Magpies did manage a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.
Alan Pardew will now look for his side to put together another impressive series of results, although a long-term injury to Steven Taylor has not helped the cause and Fabricio Coloccini is also likely to be absent at Carrow Road as Newcastle chase their fourth away win of the season.
The Magpies are 21/10 (Coral – £30 free bets) to claim the spoils, having won at Sunderland, Wolves and Stoke already this season and they were clearly unfortunate to lose by a 3-0 scoreline against Chelsea, with the last two goals coming in the dying minutes as the north-east team chased the game.
Demba Ba is a goal away from making double figures for the season and the forward is a stand-out 6/1 (Betfred – £25 free bets) to break the deadlock in east Anglia against a Norwich side that have enjoyed a reasonable start to the campaign.
City sit 11th in the Premier League table and will not be the last team to be heavily beaten at Eastlands this term, with Mario Balotelli and Adam Johnson adding gloss to a 5-1 scoreline last weekend.
Paul Lambert’s team know that matches against Newcastle will decide their Premier League fate at the end of the season and last season’s Championship runners-up are 6/4 (bet365 – £200 free betting) to subject United to a third straight defeat.
Steve Morison was a surprise buy from Millwall during the summer, although the forward has scored four goals in his past five matches and the Welshman can be backed at 13/2 to score the first goal of this particular contest.