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Newcastle United play host to visiting opponents Burnley at St James' Park in the Premier League fixture on Saturday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Newcastle United v Burnley are shown on this page - as well as up-to-date odds.
Newcastle United will play in this game following a 1-1 EFL Cup drawn match versus Newport County.
In that match, Newcastle United had 66% possession and 27 shots on goal with 10 on target. The only player to score for Newcastle United was Jonjo Shelvey (87'). Newport County got 12 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Tristan Abrahams (5') was the scorer for Newport County.
In their past six games, Steve Bruce's Newcastle United have found the net a combined total of 12 times, with that being an average number of goals per match of 2.
Their past results show that Newcastle United:
- have not emerged victorious against Burnley in their last 2 league games.
- are without a win at home for the past 5 matches in the league. Their fans aren't happy.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Manchester City in EFL Cup action, Burnley will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Burnley managed 39% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, Manchester City had 15 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. Raheem Sterling (35', 49') and Ferrán Torres (65') scored for Manchester City.
The stats tell the story, and Burnley have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 11 goals overall. Defensively, The Clarets have some weaknesses to address.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 30/10/2017, both clubs have shared the honours with Newcastle United winning 2 of those games, Burnley 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A combined total of 9 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 5 of them for The Magpies and 4 being from The Clarets. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.5.
Team News: Newcastle United
Fabian Schär (Shoulder Injury), Matt Ritchie (Shoulder Injury), Martin Dubravka (Heel Bone Injury) and Dwight Gayle (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) won’t be able to feature for Newcastle gaffer Steve Bruce.
In our view, The Magpies may well use a 4-4-2 formation for this game with Karl Darlow, Jamal Lewis, Federico Fernandez, Jamaal Lascelles, Javier Manquillo Gaitan, Allan Saint-Maximin, Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey, Jeff Hendrick, Joelinton and Callum Wilson.
Team News: Burnley
Thanks to a completely healthy group ready to go, Burnley manager Sean Dyche does not have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game.
We believe The Clarets will likely play in a 4-4-2 system, giving starts to Nick Pope, Phillip Bardsley, James Tarkowski, Kevin Long, Charlie Taylor, Josh Brownhill, Dale Stephens, Ashley R. Westwood, Dwight McNeil, Chris Wood and Matej Vydra.
When taking all factors into account, Burnley have the ability to score a goal against this Newcastle United lineup, but it possibly won’t be enough to prevent defeat.
Our selection here is for a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Newcastle United at the end of the match. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St James' Park (52,305)
Captain: Jamaal Lascelles
Chairman: Lee Charnley
Manager: Steve Bruce
Competitions: Premier League position 9, EFL Cup (Fourth Round)
🔑 Key Player: Callum Wilson
Regularly played in the Striker position, Callum Wilson was born in Coventry, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Coventry City in the 2010 - 2011 season, the dangerous Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 3 appearances.