Newcastle get their League Cup campaign underway later tonight, hosting Championship side Blackburn in the second round of the competition.
Steve Bruce’s men got off to the perfect start in the Premier League, defeating West Ham 2-0 at London Stadium on Saturday evening.
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Debutants Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick got the goals in an important victory for the Magpies.
Blackburn were also in action at the weekend, losing out to newly-relegated Bournemouth in a five-goal thriller.
Goals in either half from Bradley Johnson and Adam Armstrong were not enough to take anything away from the Vitality Stadium, with Jack Stacey, Jefferson Lerma and Arnaut Danjuma netting for the hosts as Blackburn succumbed to a 3-2 defeat on the road.
But Tuesday evening provides Tony Mowbray’s side with an opportunity to bounce back from the opening day defeat.
It’s their second match of the tournament, having progressed through the first round with a 3-2 victory over Doncaster.
Newcastle are currently 17/20 to win this EFL Cup second round tie, with their opponents available at 16/5.
A draw between the pair can be backed at 12/5.
The sides last met in January 2019 in an FA Cup third-round fixture, with Bradley Dack and Matt Ritchie scoring in the 1-1 draw to force a replay at Ewood Park ten days later.
The two teams could not be separated once again, drawing 2-2 after 90 minutes, before the Premier League side netted twice in extra-time to secure a 4-2 victory.
Another 1-1 stalemate has been given odds of 11/2, with another 2-2 draw currently available at 12/1.
Blackburn’s Armstrong spent 12 years at Newcastle at the beginning of his career, and he is available at 15/2 to haunt his former side with the first goal of the game.
His fellow forwards Dack and Ben Brereton have been given odds of 15/2 and 17/2 respectively to net first on Tuesday.
Bruce may want to experiment with his side after their win at West Ham, but the likes of Joelinton, Andy Carroll and Miguel Almiron could all still feature going forward.
Joelinton is currently 11/2 to score the game’s opening goal, with Carroll currently 6/1 and Almiron currently 13/2.