Newcastle Utd – Bournemouth : Preview & Prediction
Newcastle and Bournemouth play at St. James’ Park in a 11th-round Barclays Premier League duel. These teams have met only twice recently: on 05-03-2016, ending with Bournemouth’s win by (1-3), and on 7-11-2015, ending with Newcastle’s win (0-1). In this match the home factor can play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 9th place with 14 points earned after 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, he won at home to Crystal Palace for (1-0). In the last match, he lost out to Burnley by (1-0). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when you play in front of your fans, since in the last 30 matches you have 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 defeats as a visitor, with 18 goals scored and 15 conceded, against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 home defeats, with 27 goals scored and 14 conceded. In the last five home games for the championship, Newcastle have recorded 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat, having won 10 points out of 15.
In this competition, you have not lost any of the last 4 games in your stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 10 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never managed to turn the board.
Newcastle return to play their English Premier League squad trying to score their second consecutive win in the competition and compensate for the unsatisfactory results they have accumulated outside the home. In the last round, the team finished as much as the opponent and had even more possession, but failed to pierce the blockade of Burnley defense and ended up defeated. The numbers of the competition indicate that the team has been characterized by a very consistent defense, being among the five less leaks of the championship. On the other hand, his attack has left something to be desired, which can be explained by the club’s low average ball possession, which has missed many passes. It is very likely that the coach maintains the team in the 4-2-3-1, and does not have great emptiness for that game.
After 2 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses, the visiting team is in 19th place, having won 7 points. In the last match, they lost to Chelsea at home (0-1), after their previous match had won away in a game against Stoke, by (1-2). This is a team that curiously shows more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses as a visitor, with a total of 17 goals scored and 19 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses, with a total of 22 goals scored and 18 conceded. In the last 5 away games for the championship, Bournemouth have recorded 1 win and 4 losses, having won 3 points out of 15. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 10 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 6 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Bournemouth are not going through a good phase and have accumulated negative results that have left them behind in the English Premier League qualifying table as they have won only one win in the last five rounds. Looking at the numbers of the competition, it is very clear that the main responsible for this poor performance has been the offensive sector, which is the second worst of the league, with an average of 0.6 goal per game, having failed to balance the opposing network in six of the ten games played so far. His last clash showed an offensively very apathetic team, who finished only seven times, even playing indoors, suffering another defeat. As a visitor, the club has the fourth worst campaign, and in that condition scored only three goals. For this match, the coach must set up the team in 4-4-1-1 or 3-4-1-2, with King standing out in the offensive sector.
Newcastle Utd – Bournemouth : Betting Tips
Newcastle Utd – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70