Burnley will visit St James’ Park on Saturday for the Premier League fixture with home side Newcastle United. All Newcastle United v Burnley game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (including the best match odds).
Newcastle United will be looking for another win after a 0-8 Premier League success over Sheffield United.
In that match, Newcastle United managed 58% possession and 22 shots at goal with 15 of them on target. For Newcastle United, the scorers were Sean Longstaff (21′), Dan Burn (31′), Sven Botman (35′), Callum Wilson (56′), Anthony Gordon (61′), Miguel Almirón (68′), Bruno Guimarães (73′) and Alexander Isak (87′). Sheffield United had 9 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United have found the net a sum total of 11 times over their past six outings. The comparative number of goals that have been scored against them in that time amounts to 6.
Heading into this contest, Newcastle United are unbeaten in the league by Burnley in their last 5 matches.
Burnley head into the game following a 0-4 EFL Cup win with the eclipse of Salford City in their most recent game.
In that game, Burnley managed 66% possession and 16 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. For Burnley, the goalscorers were Sander Berge (12′), Jacob Bruun Larsen (20′), Dara O’Shea (27′) and Wilson Odobert (81′). On the other side, Salford City got 2 attempts on goal with 0 of them on target.
The stats tell the story, and Burnley have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 13 goals in total. In defence, Burnley have not been doing too well. That trend might not be carried forward into this game, however.
Coming into this fixture, Burnley haven’t been defeated in their previous 14 league matches away from home. Amazing.
🤜🤛 Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 29/02/2020 tells us that these fixtures have not been kind to Burnley. They’ve not managed to get themselves any victories whatsoever while Newcastle United have been superior, winning in 67% of those ties.
In all, 11 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 8 of them from The Magpies and 3 coming from The Clarets. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.83.
ℹ️ Team News: Newcastle United
We think that The Magpies may well go for a 4-3-3 formation for this game, utilising Nick Pope, Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schär, Sven Botman, Dan Burn, Sean Longstaff, Bruno Guimarães, Elliot Anderson, Miguel Almirón, Callum Wilson and Harvey Barnes.
Burnley manager Vincent Kompany has to choose a team with limited availability. Michael Obafemi (Hamstring Injury), Darko Churlinov (Sepsis), Vitinho (Knee Injury), Nathan Redmond (Unknown Injury) and Hjalmar Ekdal (Knee Injury) won’t be making appearances.
There’s a good chance that The Clarets might make use of a 4-2-3-1 formation, giving starts to James Trafford, Connor Roberts, Ameen Al Dakhil, Jordan Beyer, Charlie Taylor, Josh Cullen, Josh Brownhill, J. Berg Gudmundsson, Aaron Ramsey, Luca Koleosho and Zeki Amdouni.
Our thinking is that Burnley have the ability to get a goal against this Newcastle United outfit, but it possibly won’t quite be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re predicting a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 advantage for Newcastle United when all is said and done. Let’s just see how this one goes.
💵 ⚽️ What are the top odds for this match?
In terms of the bookies’ odds on the WDW market, a win for Newcastle United can be had for 1.3, a bet on a draw is 5.65 and staking on the win for Burnley gets 9.4. Those are the best of the bets that can be secured at present.