What should be a battle between the top sides in The Championship, has become a match with differing aspirations. Of the two former Premiership teams, only Newcastle are looking like a quick return to the top division.
Few would have expected Villa to be struggling in this division, but that’s exactly what they are doing.
The challenge isn’t made any easier by the fact that Villa are winless in their last 8, and heaven’t beaten Newcastle since 2011.
I don’t expect an easy win for Newcastle, but I do expect a win; especially if Gayle makes his return as expected.
Lay Aston Villa £112.16 at odds 1.15
Update Newcastle win 2-0 New Bank £1,477.32