Newcastle suffered a 1-0 loss against Spurs in midweek which moves them out to a four-match losing streak. They did play better in that game than they had in recent performances. After a home draw with Huddersfield in midweek, Chelsea’s top four hopes hang on them winning this and hoping Liverpool lose at home to Brighton.
Chelsea 1/2, Draw 3/1, Newcastle 6/1* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)
The Magpies are on a four-match losing streak at the moment having suffered a 1-0 reverse at Spurs in midweek. Three of the four defeats in this current sequence Newcastle have lost 1-0 and all four were by a one-goal margin. Chelsea to win by a one-goal margin at Paddy Power is at 12/5 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:46 a.m.). The alternative would be to go and look at a Chelsea 1-0 correct score option which is at 13/2 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:46 a.m.) and given that Chelsea don’t look potent up front, it’s not a bad proposition. The Magpies have produced just one goal in their last four games, but at home, their form isn’t bad. They were on a four-match winning streak and were unbeaten in seven at St James’ Park before a loss against West Brom in their last home fixture. Overall they are W7 D4 L7 for the season on home soil. They have taken two home wins against current top six sides this season having bettered both Arsenal and Manchester United.
Chelsea may have put together a good W4 D2 unbeaten streak of form but they are likely to miss out on the top four. They are really struggling in front of goal and really need a proven scorer up there. They create a lot of pressure without getting many clear-cut chances really. They made such hard work of breaking down Huddersfield in midweek in their 1-1 draw and then their goal only came through sheer luck. The Blues are on a three-match winning streak on the road and each of those were victories by a one-goal margin so there is that again. Overall away from Stamford Bridge this season Chelsea’s form reads W10 D3 L5. They have averaged 1.87 goals per game on their travels and 67% of their road games have ended over 2.5 goals. This just doesn’t have that feel about it and under 2.5 goals at Paddy Power is at even money odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 6:46 a.m.). The Blues do have the fourth best defensive record in the top flight and the third best away record of all teams. In order to pull out a shock top four finish, they would have to win this while hoping that Liverpool blows their lines and lose at home to Brighton at the same time. It’s not too likely to happen.
Chelsea have taken back to back wins over Newcastle this season, one in the Premier League and one in the FA Cup. Both wins for the Blues were at Stamford Bridge and they scored exactly three goals in each. Chelsea have gone W4 D1 in their last five games against the Magpies in all competitions while both teams have scored in three of the last four. There was a 2-2 draw between them in their last meeting at St James Park.
Look for the draw in this one as Chelsea’s top four bubble really has been burst and this game isn’t going to matter either way for either of them. The Blues haven’t been terribly convincing so look for a share of the points.
11th May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Tottenham’s form has dipped toward the end of the season without question, having picked up just one win in their last four league games. They suffered a shock defeat out at West Brom last weekend which not many people would have seen coming. Newcastle suffered their third straight loss last weekend as they fell at Watford.
Tottenham 1/6, Draw 6/1, Newcastle 14/1* (Betting Odds taken at 00:06 a.m. on May 6th, 2018)
There is a little bit of pressure on Spurs now after Chelsea beat Liverpool on the weekend. Spurs are clinging on to fourth place and only two points now ahead of Chelsea so they can’t afford any more slip-ups in this midweek fixture. The Lilywhites have only gone W1 D1 L2 in their last four games and they suffered a shock 1-0 loss at West Brom on the weekend. So they have dropped a lot of points lately which has allowed Chelsea to close the gap on them. But their last two games of the season are at home at least and Spurs have a good W11 D4 L2 record on home soil this season and they have won five of their last six at Wembley (L1). The loss was against Man City. Tottenham have averaged exactly two goals per game at home this season in the top flight and in the bet365 correct score market a Tottenham 2-0 is at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:17 a.m. on May 7th, 2018). They need their good home form to be extended here to ease some pressure off them.
After their great four-match winning streak of form which saw them safe for the season, the Magpies have turned around and lost their last three. They weren’t very good at the back in their defeat at Watford on the weekend to be fair. Going forward they have only managed the one goal in their last three games. Each of the three defeats in that sequence have been by a one-goal margin only though and a Tottenham to win by a one-goal margin with bet365 is at 7/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:17 a.m. on May 7th, 2018). The Magpies have won just four times away from home this season, part of an overall W4 D4 L10 record and they have lost their away games at each of the other current top eight in the league. So the stats are not there for them. Newcastle have averaged a goal per game on their travels, having conceded an average of 1.6 per game. They have not managed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last seven away from St James’ Park.
The Lilywhites collected a good 2-0 away win at St James’ Park earlier this season but that snapped back to back defeats that they had suffered against the Magpies in the top flight. Spurs lost their last league home game against Newcastle 2-1. In the last five Premier League meetings things are pretty even with Spurs 3-2 ahead. Both teams have scored in three of the last four meetings.
Newcastle look pretty much done for the season and even though Tottenham misfired on the weekend they should be good enough to go and collect a home win in this one. Look for Spurs to get the win to nil.
8th May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
A season of early promise petered out for Watford and they are going to need to do some rebuilding over the summer. This will be their last home game for the season so they will be looking for one good performance to sign off with. Newcastle were ticking over in some nice from recently before suffering back to back losses in the top flight.
Watford 7/5, Newcastle 21/10, Draw 9/4* (Betting Odds taken at 8:08 p.m. on April 30th, 2018)
The end of the season can’t come quick enough for Watford as their long winless streak continues. They have gone D2 L5 in their last seven league outings now and during that run, they have failed to score in five of those. They were in action on Monday as they lost 2-0 at Tottenham without really threatening much. The Hornets are W6 D6 L6 at home this season and they are winless in three there (D2 L1). Watford have scored 25 goals in their 18 home games this season but they have conceded around 1.7 goals per game on home soil. There has been a clean sheet in less than a third of their games at Vicarage Road for the Hornets. Of the goals that they have come up with at home this term 68% of them have come in the second half of matches so the half-time draw at bet365 may offer some appeal, especially with the lack of goals from looks like a tired Watford side. With Newcastle safe for the season, there may not be many goals flying around at Vicarage Road on the weekend.
In the bet365 correct score market the 1-1 draw is at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 9:15 p.m. on May 1st, 2018) and that is going to have some appeal as neither really look like winning this at the moment. Newcastle got themselves safe from relegation with a good run of wins and they have eased off since and even boss Rafa Benitez has admitted that. The Magpies have lost their last two games by a 1-0 scoreline and away from home this season they have only won four times (D4 L9) so it’s not too likely that they would break out three points in this one. The Magpies have averaged a goal per game on their travels this season but they have had troubles at the back because they have taken a clean sheet in just 12% of their games away from St James’ Park. They are without a clean sheet in any of their last six road games. There’s nothing at stake for them in this one.
Watford romped to a 3-0 success on their visit to St James’ Park earlier this season. That was their fourth straight win over the Magpies in all competitions, two of the last three being with a clean sheet. Watford have won their last two home fixtures against Newcastle (one league, one FA Cup) and both successes were by a one-goal margin. Overall the head to head is in Newcastle’s favour with them 14-12 ahead with 14 drawn matches.
The Hornets are value to back to get the win on the board in this one. It will probably be even and neither and particularly convincing but Watford will likely want to sign off with some kind of positive performance. Newcastle are already looking in a postseason mood at the moment, so back the home win.
2nd May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
West Brom collected a surprise point by earning a home draw against Liverpool on the weekend having come back from 2-0 down in the game. That continued their recent flourish of spirit and organisation. It has done little for their survival chances though and the Baggies could be relegated this weekend still. Newcastle will have had less rest going into this one after facing up to Everton on Monday night.
Newcastle 4/5, Draw 12/5, West Brom 15/4* (Betting Odds taken at 6:25 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018)
The Magpies suffered a 1-0 loss at Everton on Monday night which snapped a great run of four straight wins that they were on. At least their great home form stays intact and they are on a four-match winning streak at St James’ Park and have stayed unbeaten in seven there (W4 D3). Overall this season Newcastle have a W7 D4 L6 record at home and four of their last five home wins have been with a clean sheet. Newcastle to win to nil at bet365 is at 15/8 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:25 p.m. on April 24th, 2018). The Magpies have done pretty well defensively on home soil to back that up, with them having conceded under a goal per game on average, taking a clean sheet in 35% of home games. Just 35% of their fixtures have gone above 2.5 goals at home this season. They have scored in each of their last six home league games and have totalled 18 goals in 17 home fixtures. So this have every indication that it is going to be a low scoring affair.
If the West Brom who have collected five points in their last three games would have turned up earlier this year, they may not have ended up in the relegation mess that they are. After taking a shock win at Old Trafford recently, they followed up that great result with a 2-2 home draw against Liverpool last weekend, fighting back for a point with two goals in the last ten minutes at the Hawthorns. So they have been playing with some character finally and the win at Old Trafford on April 15th snapped a four-match losing streak that they were on away from home. Their away record reads just W2 D4 L11 for the season though which is pretty terrible still, but they are looking to finish the season with a bang at least. The Baggies have returned only the nine goals away from home this season. In the bet365 correct score market a Newcastle 1-0 and the 1-1 draw are the shortest-priced options at 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:25 p.m. on April 24th, 2018). 67% of the goals that West Brom have managed away from home this season have come in the second half of matches. They have also conceded 72% of their away goals in the second half of away matches.
There was an exciting 2-2 draw at the Hawthorns when the two met back at the end of November. That snapped a five-match sequence between the two of games finishing under 2.5 goals. From the last five Premier League meetings Newcastle have a slight edge with a W2 D2 L1 record on the board. They are W2 D2 from their last four home league meetings against the Baggies.
Newcastle may be able to sneak the win in this one. They have pretty decent home form at the moment and even though the Baggies are battling along with a bit of pride at the moment, they may find the Magpies too much to handle. Home win.
25th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Gunners have hit a purple patch of form with a three-match winning streak under their belt as they head to Tyneside on Sunday. They can keep up the pressure on fifth-placed Chelsea with a three-point haul in this one. They may have a scrap on their hands though as the Magpies have also won their last three games.
Arsenal 11/10, Newcastle 9/4, Draw 5/2* (Betting Odds taken at 00:33 p.m. on April 10th, 2018)
The Magpies have won three straight league games for the second time this season so can be pleased with their work and look totally safe from relegation now. Their winning streak has been produced against Southampton, Huddersfield and Leicester and so this will be a tougher game for them. However, they have won their last three at home and are unbeaten in six on Tyneside (W3 D3). Among those wins was a 1-0 success over Manchester United in mid-February. Actually, five of Newcastle’s six home wins this season have been with a clean sheet. Under 2.5 goals at bet365 is a good 43/40 odds option* (Betting Odds taken at 3:55 p.m. on April 10th, 2018) just because the Magpies look as if they could hold on defensively at the moment. They have four clean sheets in their last six home fixtures. Goals haven’t been all that easy to come by for them and as they averaged just a goal per game on home soil, but they have scored in each of their last five at St James’ Park. They have conceded at under a goal per game on average so again, this may not be a free-scoring fixture. Newcastle would be delighted with a point out of this you would imagine.
Like Newcastle, Arsenal have hit a purple patch of form with three-match winning streak going. They were all home games though and if you look just at their away form, it’s not good. They are on a four-match losing streak on their travels, their most recent being a 2-1 loss at Brighton in early March. Overall this season Arsenal have only produced a W3 D4 L8 record away from the Emirates which is really poor by their standards. They have only come up with the sixteen goals in fifteen away games as well, and that is another indicator that this could be tight. In the bet365 correct score market the 1-1 draw is a nice 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:55 p.m. on April 10th, 2018) option to consider. Two-thirds of their goals scored and two-thirds of their goals conceded away from home this season have all been in the second half of fixtures. Seven times this season they have been at 0-0 at half time away from home so a half-time draw should appeal. The Gunners are without a clean sheet in their last six road games now and are winless in five on the road.
Arsenal have won the last three Premier League games against Newcastle all by a 1-0 scoreline. They are on a massive ten-match winning streak against the Magpies at the moment and six of those have been to nil. Seven of those ten victories in the sequence were won by a one-goal margin only by the Gunners. Arsenal are on a four-match winning streak at St James’ Park in the league.
Newcastle to win: The Gunners had extra work in midweek to get through in the Europa League, and that could work against them. Newcastle are carrying solid home from now and the Magpies just may be worth having a flutter on to break Arsenal’s winning streak.
12th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Foxes have put together back to back league wins now to hold down a top-eight spot. They will be looking for more on the weekend as they face up to Newcastle at the King Power. The Magpies have done very well to stave off any relegation concerns that they could have had this season and like the Foxes have won their last two.
Leicester 10/11, Draw 5/2, Newcastle 3/1* (Betting Odds taken at 8:11 p.m. on April 2nd, 2018)
The Foxes are running on a four-match undefeated streak of form, winning their last two, both away games at West Brom and Brighton. So it’s back to the King Power then where they have drawn their last three league games 1-1. In the Paddy Power correct score market a 1-1 option is right there at the head of the market at 6/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:01 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). Leicester have found the back of the net in each of their last six home games in the league but they have shipped in each of their last three there so both teams to score at Paddy Power is worth considering at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018). Jamie Vardy has been in decent form recently in front of goal and the England man is at 10/3 odds with Paddy Power* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 p.m. on April 3rd, 2018) in the first goalscorer market. Surprisingly only 40% of Leicester home games this season in the top flight have made it above 2.5 goals, so consider under.
The Magpies have done enough to get themselves safe it would seem, now sitting a comfortable seven points away from the drop zone heading into the weekend. Newcastle have earned a W3 D4 L8 record on their travels this season in the top flight and they have failed to win any of their last four now (D2 L2). They have averaged exactly one goal per away game this term while they have shipped at a rate of 1.7 per game on average. They have failed to bag a clean sheet in any of their last four away from St James Park. 64% of the goals they have conceded on the road have been in the second half of matches. They have been level at the break 0-0 in five of their road games this far and should be good value to back in a half time correct score at Paddy Power. They are looking much more settled now while they are still really lacking the goals to really put teams to the sword. They do have the best defensive record of all teams starting eighth or lower this weekend in the top flight.
There was a five-goal thriller between the two at St James Park earlier in the season with Leicester taking a 3-2 way win. That makes it four Premier League wins on the bounce now for them against the Magpies, three of those with a clean sheet as well. Leicester are unbeaten in their last seven home games against Newcastle in all competitions (W3 D4) currently riding a three-match winning streak there.
Leicester have key players in good form at the moment and there should be enough in them to collect the three points in this duel. Newcastle are always a little bit of a threat on quick counter-attacks, but that’s Leicester’s area of expertise too. Home win.
5th April 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
It is a big game for both of these at St James’ Park on Saturday. Just the one point separates the two of them with Newcastle on 32 points and the Terriers on 31. That leaves them four and three points away from the drop zone respectively. There’s a lot of work for them both still to do to get to the position of being able to breathe easy.
Newcastle 3/4, Draw 12/5, Huddersfield 4/1* (Betting Odds taken at 04:25 a.m. on March 26th, 2018)
The Magpies have lost only one of their last six league fixtures now (W2 D3) so are ticking over nicely. They banged out a 3-0 home success over Southampton just before the international break, a huge three points for themselves and it moved them out to back to back wins on home soil in the top flight. The Magpies are unbeaten in their last five home games now and are looking increasingly likely to stave off any threats of relegation. Three points in this one would go a long way to helping that as well. Newcastle have back to back clean sheets at home and Newcastle to win to nil at Betvictor is at 7/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 05:09 p.m. on March 26th, 2018). Newcastle have scored in each of their last four league games at home now and are starting to shape up well. Only 33% of their home fixtures have made it over 2.5 goals so it’s worth looking under the goal line totally for this match up. This is a massive chance for the Tynesiders to haul themselves to safety.
The Terriers are under increasing pressure now after losing against Crystal Palace in a big showdown before the international break. They are only three points above the drop zone going into this one and a loss would be a big blow for them in seeing Newcastle move four points clear of them. .Huddersfield have lost four of their last five away games (W1) their only bright spark in that sequence coming with a win at the Hawthorns against West Brom. They failed to hit the back of the net in each of those four away defeats and overall home and away they have failed to score in eight of their last eleven Premier League fixtures. So they are probably going to struggle to get themselves on the ball and to dig out what would be just their fourth away win of the season (W3 D2 L10). In the Betvictor correct score market a Newcastle 1-0 is at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 05:09 p.m. on March 26th, 2018) the shortest priced option to be snapped up in the market. Huddersfield have only netted ten away goals this season and have averaged 2.0 goals per game against on their travels. With no clean sheet in twelve away games, they could struggle again.
The Terriers were 1-0 winners at home over Newcastle earlier this season and from the last three meetings, which are the only ones of note for current form, the Terriers are 2-1 ahead. Last season the Championship, Huddersfield took a 2-1 win at St James Park, their first league clash since 1984.
A home win looks to be the most probable outcome in this important duel. The Magpies have to make the most of home advantage here and after their success over Southampton before the break, they can follow that up with another good clean sheet win in this one.
27th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Both Newcastle and Southampton are in considerable trouble still, sitting just outside of the drop zone and neither of them are in any kind of winning form either. Newcastle are a point better off than the Saints are it would be huge for them if they could open up a four-point gap over Southampton. But the Saints have been proving hard to beat lately.
Newcastle 6/5, Southampton 15/8, Draw 11/5* (Betting Odds taken at 4:25 a.m. on March 6th, 2018)
The Magpies are only two points clear of the drop zone heading into the weekend, sitting fifth from bottom and one of the teams beneath them are Southampton. So this would be a big coup if Newcastle could collect maximum points in this one. The Magpies won their last home game, a surprise 1-0 victory over Manchester United. That was just their fourth home win of the season though and it snapped an eight-match winless streak that they were on at St James’ Park this season in the top flight. Just 29% of Newcastle’s home games this season have made it above two goals and therefore under 2.5 goals at bet365 looks a good place to start for 8/13 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:33 p.m. on March 7th, 2018). Newcastle are averaging less than a goal per game at home this season with just the twelve netted in fourteen fixtures. They have failed to score in 43% of their home games this season but are at least on a three-match scoring streak on home soil in the league. 67% of their home goals have been after the halftime break.
Southampton need a win in this one to claw themselves above Newcastle and make a move in survival. They have only lost one of their last seven league games (W1 D5) but it has been those missed opportunities in drawn matches which is keeping them down. Like in their 0-0 home draw with Stoke last weekend. Three of their last four league draws have been by a 1-1 scoreline and in the bet365 correct score market the 1-1 option is at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 10:33 p.m. on March 7th, 2018). The Saints have only won twice away from home this season, one coming recently out at bottom side West Brom. Southampton are unbeaten in four on the road (W1 D3) but again there is a lot of draws recently from them. Adding to the expectancy of a low scoring game is that Southampton have averaged only exactly a goal per game away from home this season but they have scored and conceded in each of their last three games away from St Mary’s in the top flight. With them currently being beaten in four on the road, they should at least be good for a point in this one.
There have been a lot of high scoring games between these two recently actually with each of the last five all going over 2.5 goals. There have been two 2-2 draws in the last three league meetings between them, including this season’s earlier clash at St Mary’s. Southampton are W3 D2 up from the last five Premier League meetings with Newcastle and are unbeaten in three visits (W1 D2) to Tyneside.
Hard to pick a winner out of these two as they are both in similar kind of form. Just because the Saints have been so hard to beat lately, it is worth backing the draw in this one.
8th March 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Reds were comfortable home winners last weekend as they eased past West Ham and more of the same will be expected of them as they play host to Newcastle on Saturday evening. Newcastle picked up another point in their quest for survival after holding out on a trip to the south coast to face Bournemouth.
Liverpool 1/5, Draw 6/1, Newcastle 10/1* (Betting Odds taken at 05:41 a.m. on February 26th, 2018)
The Reds have produced some cracking home form this season in the top flight and they are W8 D6 L0 for the term at Anfield. They romped to a 4-1 success over West Ham last weekend and the Reds have scored at least four goals in three of their last five home games. Overall this season they have averaged almost three goals per game at Anfield and will be expected to net a few here. In the bet365 correct score market a Liverpool 2-0 is the shortest-priced option at 7/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:19 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). They have been pretty solid at the back as well with just the ten goals conceded in their fourteen fixtures at Anfield but they have shipped at least one in each of their last four. 68% of their goals scored at home have been in the second half of matches and 70% of their goals conceded at Anfield have been after the break as well. The Reds have opened the scoring in 71% of their games this season and a Liverpool/Liverpool half time/ full-time bet is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:19 p.m. on February 26th, 2018). Mo Salah was on the scoresheet again last weekend and he is up to 23 league goals for the term with twelve of those at home.
The Magpies are unbeaten in their last four games and have only lost one of their last eight which is pretty solid and that sole defeat was against Manchester City. They played out a 2-2 draw at Bournemouth last weekend (with Dwight Gayle getting a brace) and that is back to back draws on the road going into this one. They haven’t managed a clean sheet in any of their last three on the road and their defence will probably come under a tremendous amount of pressure from the lethal Liverpool attack. Newcastle have conceded an average of 1.6 goals per game this season and have earned a clean sheet in just 14% of their road games. To their credit, they have scored in each of their last seven games in the top flight but you are looking at 19/20 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 11:19 p.m. on February 26th, 2018) at Bet365 for both teams to score option. Their improved form has still left them a couple of points above the drop zone only heading into the weekend.
Newcastle collected a surprise 1-1 draw at home against Liverpool earlier time season and that is back to back Premier League draws played out between them. In the last seven league clashes between the two of them, things are set even with two wins each and three draws. Liverpool have won two of their last three Premier League home games against the Magpies (D1) and have lost just one Premier League home game ever against them (the very first one in 1994).
A Liverpool 2-0 correct score looks about the right mark for this one. Not that they couldn’t win this by a bigger margin, but they have Champions League action on Tuesday night so will just likely coast as much as possible in this one.
27th February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Bournemouth have done ever so well to haul themselves up into the tenth spot and clear of relegation issues to some degree. But even though right up there they are only five points clear of the drop zone heading into the weekend. Newcastle have more immediate concerns starting the game only two points clear of the relegation zone. But like the Cherries, they have improved their fortunes lately.
Bournemouth 11/10, Draw 23/10, Newcastle 12/5* (Betting Odds taken at 00:28 a.m. on February 20th, 2018)
Since Christmas, Bournemouth have really turned their season around having gone W4 D3 L1 in their last eight league games. That has seen them climb towards mid-table safety, but they still have work to do because the bottom half of the table is so tight. Three points here though would see them sitting much better off. The Cherries are on a three-match winning streak in the league at the Vitality Stadium and each of those were a 2-1 scoreline. In the Ladbrokes correct score market a Bournemouth 2-1 result is at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 6.48 p.m. on February 20th, 2018). So it is all pretty positive for the Cherries at the moment who are now four points better off than they were at this stage last season. Four of their five home wins in the top flight this season have been by the one-goal margin only so that is something to look out for. Bournemouth have also been drawing at half time in 56% of all their matches this season so it could be worth backing the half-time draw too. The Cherries have shipped a goal in each of their last seven home fixtures so have been far from watertight.
Newcastle have been doing much better since the turn of the new year too having only lost one of their seven games which is a marked improvement for them. They are W2 D4 L1 in that sequence of games. They sprung a huge 1-0 surprise win over Manchester United last time out which should have given them tremendous belief and confidence. Six of the seven wins that they have recorded in the top flight this season have been by a one-goal margin only. Away from home, they are W2 D1 L1 in their last four so that’s not bad either but they have lost seven of their thirteen road games this term. The Magpies are averaging a goal per game on their travels this season and of the goals that they have come up with away from home, 62% of them have been in the second half of matches. They have also conceded 62% of their away goals after the half time break in games too. With them starting just two points clear of the relegation zone this weekend they are not out of the woods yet.
There is not a lot of history around between these two, but the Cherries are 4-3 up with two drawn matches from their nine previous comings-together. Bournemouth won 1-0 at Newcastle earlier this season and that is back to back wins over the Magpies in the Premier League for them. Newcastle have won just one of their last five games against the Cherries in all competitions now (W1 D2 L2). Bournemouth are W2 D1 L1 from four previous home games against the Magpies.
The Cherries have been doing well at the Vitality recently and they can continue that in this fixture. Newcastle have offered a bit more resilience but wins have still been hard to come by. Look for the Cherries to win by a one-goal margin.
22nd February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting