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Rupert Wyman 21st Feb 2009 - 18:02

Magpies to fly past Everton

Newcastle United welcome Everton to St James' Park in the 16:00 Super Sunday match live on Sky Sports 1. The Magpies look value at 2/1 as the visitors are without a number of players.

Newcastle of course have had their recent well-documented troubles and are without the managerial services of Joe Kinnear following his illness. But his absence did not affect the Toon Army in their last match when they beat West Brom 3-2 at The Hawthorns.

The Magpies go into the match down in 15th place, 13 points behind Everton who sit impressively in sixth.

However, Everton travel to the north-east missing Tim Cahill and Tony Hibbert through suspension as well as the midfield trio of Marouane Fellaini, Leon Osman and Steven Pienaar through injury. The Toffees will welcome back on-loan striker Jo to the fold after he missed the win against Aston Villa last time out as he was cup-tied.

The Brazilian frontman is an 11/2 shot to score the first goal and is priced at 6/4 to score at anytime. Injury-prone striker Louis Saha is back in the Everton squad but Jo looks by far the best bet to get on the scoresheet for the visitors.

David Moyes will likely turn to youngsters Dan Gosling and Jack Rodwell in midfield alongside the influential Mikel Arteta. But with Everton missing so many key players the 7/5 about an away win looks too short and the value appears to lie with the home win at 2/1 rather than the draw at 11/5.

Newcastle will welcome back Argentine winger Jonas Gutierrez and also hope that strikers Obafemi Martins and Mark Viduka will feature at some stage.

But it is Irishman Damien Duff who looks the bet for Newcastle in the goalscoring markets. He is 10/1 to follow up his first scoring antics against The Baggies and is also available at 7/2 to score at anytime.

The 11/1 about a 2-1 Newcastle win looks tempting as the home side are unlikely to be able to keep a clean sheet. A scorecast bet of Duff and Newcastle 2-1 pays a very attractive 60/1.

A win for Newcastle would be the perfect tonic for Joe Kinnear to aid him in his recovery and this looks very possible against a talented Everton team albeit who are missing some cornerstones of their success. From the kick-off we will have all the in-running action covered with our betlive service as you will be able to bet on a wide range of markets up until 90th minute.

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