The Magpies are on the climb after taking a very good away win at West Ham last weekend. Can they keep their form going as they welcome Bournemouth to St James’ Park this weekend? The Cherries also picked up three points last weekend as they took down Manchester United to snap a four-match winless streak. Read our Newcastle vs Bournemouth betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on 7th November 2019 at 1:26 p.m.)
There probably wasn’t a lot of punters who would have expected Newcastle to go out and get three goals on the board to take a win at West Ham last weekend. That leaves them undefeated in two league games and with just one defeat in their last four. That was a big lift that they took last weekend. The question is, can they add to their tally at home this weekend? Newcastle are now six points better off than they were at this stage of last season’s campaign.
Newcastle are W1 D3 L1 this season at St James’ Park in league action. Each of their five home games this season have ended under 2.5 goals. However, each of their last three games against Bournemouth have made it over 2.5 goals. The sensible betting head would probably lean towards this going under the goal line, however.
Newcastle’s win over West Ham last weekend is the only league game in which they have scored more than one goal this season. All three of the league victories they have taken have been by one goal margin only. It has been two clean sheets by Newcastle at home this season and they have been level at half time in four of their five at St James’ Park. The Magpies have conceded 71% of their away goals in the second half of games.
The Magpies took four points against Bournemouth last season
Bournemouth have lost one of their last five against Newcastle (W2 D2)
Both teams have scored in four of the last five meetings
Newcastle are just W1 D1 L2 in their last four at home against the Cherries
The Cherries have suffered only one defeat in their last seven league outings, which happened on a trip to Arsenal at the beginning of October. Last weekend they snapped out of a four-match winless streak by taking a good 1-0 home win over Manchester United. It is now three straight clean sheets that Bournemouth have taken in the top flight.
They have conceded only one goal in their last four games in total. But the goal against Man Utd, scored by Joshua King is their only goal in their last four games. Out on the road, this season Bournemouth have taken a W2 D1 L2 record and the two defeats which they have suffered have been against current top five sides (Leicester and Arsenal).
They have won at Villa and Southampton, who are both in the bottom six alongside Newcastle. Bournemouth have taken one clean sheet away from home this season. Of the six goals that they have scored on their travels, five of them have come in the first half of matches. They have been hard to break down lately, so will their defence stand strong against Newcastle?
Both took a good boost of confidence last weekend and this is likely to be a tight game. There have not been a lot of goals scored at St James’ Park this season and goals are probably going to be at a premium and this could just play itself out as a draw.
8th November 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting