Newcastle v Fulham Odds : Punters attracted to price on home win as Pardew looks to kickstart season

The latest Newcastle Fulham odds as the 11/10 on the home win looks a little too big to ignore in the betting  for punters as Martin Jol and his Fulham side visit St James Park.

Newcastle United will aim to build on last weekend’s 0-0 draw with West Ham United when they welcome another London side, Fulham, to St James’ Park on Saturday.

An opening day hammering at the hands of Manchester City appear to signal the start of another tough season for the long-suffering Toon fans but after the draw with West Ham and the midweek win over Morecambe the signs are that Newcastle are slowly finding their form.

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The league cup win saw the arrival of goals for the first time this season with history makers, Shola and Sammy Ameobi, the first brothers to score for Newcastle in the same game, sealing a 2-0 win.

Both players are unlikely to start on Saturday with Papiss Cisse set to return to the side. As too are Moussa Sissoko and Hatem Ben Arfa as Magpies boss Alan Pardew looks to inject some creativity in his side.

Pardew is still without summer signing Loic Remy and has been linked with late moves for former star Demba Ba and Bafetimi Gomis as he looks to add firepower to his squad.

Yohan Cabaye, subject of a bid from Arsenal, is set to play after missing the opening two games. The Frenchman inclusion is even more necessary with Jonas Gutierrez and Cheick Tiote set to miss out. As too is Ryan Taylor while his namesake Steven is suspended.

Fulham meanwhile failed to build on their impressive 1-0 away over Sunderland last weekend going down without a fight in a 3-1 loss at home to Arsenal.

Martin Jol will also have been disappointed to have seen his side struggle to overcome League two side Burton Albion midweek. The Cottagers were thankful to a late goal from Hugo Rodallega to salvage a 2-2 draw in extra-time before finishing the job with a nervy 5-4 penalty win.

How much the 120 minutes of football affects Jol’s side remains to be seen especially with the likes of Darren Bent, Bryan Ruiz, Scott Parker and Brede Hanglehand all playing full games.

Former Sunderland star Bent should start on his return to the North-East while Dimitar Berbatov should also come into contention.

Adel Taarabt will hope his goal scoring 46 minute cameo midweek sees him make the starting 11 but the game looks set to come too soon for Maarten Stekelenburg, Kieran Richardson and Fernando Amorebieta.

This one kicks off at St James Park Newcastle at 15:00 GMT

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.

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