Newcastle have five points on the board so far following a dramatic 3-3 draw with Manchester City last weekend.
Wolves lost 1-0 to Tottenham in their previous league outing, leaving them with just one goal scored through the first three weeks of the new season.
Both teams won in the Carabao Cup in midweek, with Wolves seeing off Preston and Newcastle getting the better of Tranmere.
Wolves are in a rut going back to last season. They haven’t won in their last 10 league fixtures, while Newcastle are unbeaten in five. Three of the last four meetings between these sides at Molineux have ended in a draw.
Despite scoring three against City a few days ago, Newcastle are potentially a bit short on firepower for this one with Callum Wilson injured and Alexander Isak yet to complete his move from Real Sociedad.
It’s impossible to have any confidence in Wolves right now, and Newcastle will be content with a draw.
To Be Shown A Card: Ruben Neves
Booked nine times last season and on eight occasions in 2020-21, Ruben Neves already has his first yellow of 2022-23. The Portuguese midfielder is tied for seventh in tackles per game so far this season.
From the ball carrying of Joelinton in midfield to the quick feet of Allan Saint-Maximin on the left, Newcastle saw opponents rack up a lot of cards last season. Neves is an aggressive tackler, and can make mistakes.
Against a Newcastle team which attacks at pace, the defensive midfielder is a good price to be shown a card.
To Score A Penalty: Newcastle
Newcastle only had one penalty last season, but part of that can be attributed to their woeful form in the first half of the campaign. This attack is far more dangerous than it was early in 2021-22, and they have ball carriers who can draw fouls in the area.
Only Norwich conceded more penalties than Wolves in 2021-22. Newcastle will inevitably have periods of pressure, pushing Wolves into their own third.
This is a decent bet on the visitors to win and score their first penalty of the season.
All odds are subject to change