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Saturday, September 27, 2008


Joke-of-the-year Newcastle play host to Blackburn, who have been Eddy's nemesis. Chris Hughton will select the side against Blackburn and he hasn't won a game yet, and I doubt his barren streak will end here. Obafemi Martins is out, along with a long list of other injuries which include Viduka, Gutierrez, Ignacio Gonzalez and Jose Enrique. Barton and Guthrie will be suspended for this match too. So, it will be a depleted Newcastle side against a slightly depleted Blackburn side with Benni McCarthy, Paul Robinson, David Dunn and Steven Reid out. I wouldn't bet too heavily on Blackburn, but seeing as Newcastle are in shambles at the moment, at home with half emptied stadiums, Blackburn level seems a wise choice.

Roland's prediction: $5 on Blackburn level @ 1.975 = $9.875

newcastle have been in poor form of late, with kevin keegan's departure obviously a big factor in the way they're playing. however, there have been a few bright sparks. charles n'zogbia has been good going forward, while michael owen has shown he still has goals in him. it's only a matter of time before newcastle get a win, and with blackburn having won their last two, surely they cannot win at st james park? also, with a new manager in, the players will be looking to impress, and i think the least newcastle will get is a point.

Eddy's prediction: $5 on newcastle level @ 1.875 = $9.375

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