Newcastle – Swansea : Preview & Prediction
Newcastle and Swansea City meet at St. James’ Park in a match for the 23rd round of the Barclays Premier League. Newcastle won away by (0-1) the last time they faced off in this edition of the league on 10-09-2017. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which has 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 games. However, the last time they faced in this stadium was in 16-04-2016, in a game for Barclays Premier League that finished with the victory of Newcastle by (3-0). The goals of the match were scored by J. Lascelles (40 ‘), M. Sissoko (82’) and A. Townsend (89 ‘) for Newcastle. Although this is a game between 13th and 20th of the overall standings, it is actually a game between the 18th placed in home games and the 14th as a visitor.
Analysis of Newcastle
After 6 wins, 4 draws and 12 losses, the home team is in 13th place, having won 22 points. In the last match, they beat Stoke out (0-1), having drawn from home in a game against Brighton & Hove Albion (0-0). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it has achieved similar results at home and abroad. In the last game he played for the FA Cup, he beat Luton Town home (3-1). In the last 10 home games for the league, Newcastle have recorded 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, having won 11 points out of 30.
In this competition, you have not won any of the last 6 games in your stadium. In the matches played in his championship stadium, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 0-0, which occurred in 4 of his 11 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games in this competition. In his home games there is a tendency towards few goals, since 7 of his last 11 games in the competition finished with Less than 2.5 goals. In 22 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 12 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Newcastle have been campaigning less than expected in the English Premier League, they have been playing very irregularly, alternating good and poor results and have to start to present themselves more solidly as they are only 2 points behind the relegation zone. The big problem so far has been the inefficiency of his offensive system, having scored only 20 goals, being the sixth worst attack of the competition, while the defense has behaved in a reasonable way with 30 goals conceded, being the ninth less leaked, demonstrating the imbalance between the two sectors. Playing at home, such as this Saturday’s match, Newcastle have the third worst campaign in the Premier League, do not know what it is to win for 6 games where they accumulated 5 losses and 1 draw and it is worth mentioning that it is the third team that scored the least goals in the with only 9 goals in 11 matches. For the confrontation against Swansea City, coach Rafa Benítez will not be able to count on defender Lejeune, lateral Gámez and striker Mitrovic, all due to injury.
Analysis of Swansea City
The visiting team is currently in 20th place with 16 points, after 4 wins, 4 draws and 14 losses. In the penultimate match, he won out for Watford by (1-2). In the last match, lost at home to Tottenham by (0-2). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it has achieved similar results at home and abroad. In the last game he played for the FA Cup, tied with Wolverhampton away by (0-0). In the last 10 away games, Swansea City have 2 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses, having won 7 points out of 30. In his league games as a visitor, the most frequent result in the interval was 0-0 (4 out of 11 matches). The team allowed their opponents’ goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In 22 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in 13 games in which he conceded the first goal.
Swansea City has been disastrous in the English Premiership, bitter the competition lantern and needs to seek recovery urgently to try to get out of the last places. The team has a low solid defense that has conceded 34 goals and is the fifth most leaked of the national but the big problem has been the attack that has scored only 13 goals and is the worst in the Premier League and these numbers help to explain the bad campaign so far. Playing away from home, such as Saturday’s clash, Swansea ended a 7-game losing streak in the last game where they beat Watford, but overall their performance is quite poor in this type of situation and it is worth mentioning that there are only 7 goals scored in 11 games you did away from your domains. For the game against Newcastle, coach Carlos Carvalhal will not be able to count on defender Naughton and midfielder Leroy Fer, both for suspension.
Newcastle – Swansea : Betting Tips
Newcastle – Win Odds: 1.95
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70