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The Premier League match at St James' Park on Saturday sees home side Newcastle United facing opposition in the form of Brentford.
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Newcastle United will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 3-1 Premier League loss in their previous game against Brighton & Hove Albion.
In that match, Newcastle United managed 44% possession and 9 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Newcastle United was Callum Wilson (92'). Brighton & Hove Albion had 15 shots on goal with 6 on target. Evan Ferguson (27', 65', 70') scored for Brighton & Hove Albion.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that Newcastle United have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Newcastle United have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 8 goals during that time. Such a trend won’t necessarily follow through into this game, though.
Previously, Brentford drew 2-2 in the Premier League match with Bournemouth.
In that game, Brentford had 61% possession and 21 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. For Brentford, the scorers were Mathias Jensen (7') and Bryan Mbeumo (93'). Bournemouth got 12 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Dominic Solanke (30') and David Brooks (77') scored for Bournemouth.
Over the course of their last half-dozen outings, Brentford have amassed the sum of 10 goals. Brentford have additionally got on the scoresheet in every single one of those games. Over that period, they’ve had 6 goals scored by their opponents.
Going into this one, Brentford are undefeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 14/01/2017 tells us that Newcastle United have won 4 of these games & Brentford 1, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
A combined sum of 21 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 14 for The Magpies and 7 coming from The Bees. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.5.
The last league clash featuring these clubs was Premier League match day 30 on 08/04/2023 when the final score was Brentford 1-2 Newcastle United.
On that occasion, Brentford had 41% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Goals were scored by Ivan Toney (45') and David Raya (54' Own goal).
On the other side, Newcastle United had 10 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Alexander Isak (61') was the scorer.
The referee was Chris Kavanagh.
Team News: Newcastle United
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just a single fitness concern for the Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength group. Joe Willock (Hamstring Injury) misses out.
Team News: Brentford
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad to pick from, the Brentford manager Thomas Frank has zero fitness concerns to speak of before this clash.
It looks to us that Newcastle United have it within them to dominate possession and create several successful chances.
Conversely, Brentford are also probably going to find it difficult to make a breakthrough although we do see them hitting back at some stage.
We’re therefore anticipating a 3-1 win for Newcastle United by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St James' Park (52,305)
Captain: Kieran Trippier
Chairman: Yasir Al-Rumayyan
Manager: Eddie Howe
Competitions: Premier League position 14, EFL Cup (Third Round), Champions League (Group F)
🔑 Key Player: Alexander Isak
Typically playing in the Striker position, Alexander Isak was born in Solna, Sweden. Having made his senior debut playing for AIK in the 2016 season, the accomplished Forward has struck 2 league goals in this Premier League 2023 - 2024 campaign to date in a total of 4 appearances.