This weekend is clearly on the island in the sign of the quarter-finals in the FA Cup. That the ball still rolls in the Premier League, gets especially on Saturday almost forgotten. In total, there will be five pairings on this decapitated 31st matchday. On the English south coast receives the AFC Bournemouth (Table position 12, 37 points) in the domestic Dean Court Newcastle United (Table position 13, 34 points) to the duel of the table neighbors. Both clubs were able to gain some air in the relegation battle. While Newcastle laid the foundation for it, especially in the past few weeks at home, the Cherries made it with a duty away win last weekend at designated descent Huddersfield Town.
Bournemouth vs Newcastle Premier League
Nevertheless, Bournemouth is against Newcastle, according to odds of betting shops as a favorite in the game, which is especially due to the gruesome away form of the Magpies. No chance Newcastle is especially in this pairing yet. Between these two teams, the home team have won only one of the past five Premier League duels and this was Newcastle in the first leg at St James’ Park (1-1-3). However, with Newcastle only able to win three out of the last 27 Premier League games on the South Coast (against Brighton, Bournemouth, Portsmouth and Southampton), ten draws and 14 losses, between Bournemouth and Newcastle a point-sharing tip seems to be a good option to be. Such a result provides for our prediction at Bournemouth vs Newcastle.
Bournemouth – Statistics & Current Form
The home record of the Cherries this season can be quite impressive. Only the current top six teams scored more points on home ground than Bournemouth (7-4-4 = 25 points). Each of the past seven home runs conceded Bournemouth against the top six teams. Last time, Bournemouth lost home to a team outside of Big-Six in November 2017 when Burnley scored three points from Vitality Stadium. So Bournemouth lost only one of their last six home games (3-2-1), but is still for two home games without three (0-1-1). Despite the good home record, the game year was mixed. Especially the away weakness made sure that the troupe of Eddie Howe in the fourth Premier League year in a row still have to look down. After all, the away win at Huddersfield last week stopped a string of nine Premier League away games in a row.
Significantly involved were Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser. Wilson celebrated his comeback with his 50th goal for Bournemouth in a 128th stint after missing out on a knee injury in January. Fraser became the first Scotsman to produce ten assists in a Premier League season. In the five major European leagues, only Lionel Messi and Eden Hazard (both eleven assists) have scored more goals than the Aberdeen 25-year-old. Together, Fraser and Wilson were responsible for new Premier League goals. The last duo, which came on an even better yield, were in the 1998/99 season Nicolas Anelka and Dennis Bergkamp Arsenal (ten goals). With a goal against Newcastle Wilson would meet for the first time since October 2014 (then in the championship) in four league games in a row. Between Bournemouth and Newcastle our tip is: Remis. If you follow this prediction between Bournemouth and Newcastle, you have the opportunity to use odds of 3.60. Lewis Cook, Simon Francis, Junior Stanislas and Steve Cook are injured.
Best goalscorers in the Premier League:
↪ 11 goals: Callum Wilson
↪ 9 goals: Joshua King
↪ 6 goals: Ryan Fraser
Expected formation of Bournemouth:
↪ Boruc; Daniels, Ake, Mepham, Smith; Fraser, Surman, Lerma, Brooks; King, Solanke
↪ Coach: Eddie Howe
Last matches from Bournemouth:
⚽ 3/9/2019 – Huddersfield Town Vs. Bournemouth 0-2 (Premier League)
⚽ 02.03.2019 – Bournemouth Vs. Manchester City 0: 1 (Premier League)
⚽ 27.02.2019 – Arsenal Vs. Bournemouth 5: 1 (Premier League)
⚽ 23.02.2019 – Bournemouth Vs. Wolverhampton 1: 1 (Premier League)
⚽ 09.02.2019 – Liverpool Vs. Bournemouth 3: 0 (Premier League)
Newcastle – Statistics & Current Form
For a second time in a row, it seems Rafael Benitez is miraculously creating the league with Newcastle United. The foundation was laid at home. Newcastle won the last five home games at St. James’s Park, the last time between January and April 2004 (six home wins in a row). Longer ago is the last time that the Magpies were able to convert a two-goal deficit into a victory. In October 2003, under coach Sir Bobby Robson succeeded against Fulham, before the Benitez men were able to win last Saturday after a 2-0 against Everton 3-2. The home form is also noteworthy, as only two wins out of the first eleven league home games jumped out before this series. Away, however, the Magpies continued to owe much. Of the past 18 possible away points only two were retracted (0-2-4). Therefore, between Bournemouth and Newcastle, according to odds of the betting shops, the home team is the first contender for three points.
However, Newcastle is not likely to make it to the hosts. Only Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea and Tottenham played more often to zero this season than Newcastle (nine times). In addition, the 38 goals scored only by Liverpool (17), Man City (21), Tottenham (32), Chelsea (31) and Wolverhampton (36). So, between Bournemouth and Newcastle, our prediction is that a tip might pay off a draw. The defensive style of Benitez is often at the expense of the offensive. 29 goals scored are the third worst score in the league. The focal point of the offensive is Salomon Rondon, who was directly involved in 13 Premier League goals this season (eight goals, five assists), five more than any other Newcastle player. Only against Swansea (four times) hit Rondon more often in the Premier League than against Bournemouth (three times). Ayoze Perez scored all six goals at home. No other player has scored more goals without being successful even once in a foreign country. Rob Elliot, Ciaran Clark and Sean Longstaff are missing. Jamaal Lascelles is fit again.
Best goalscorers in the Premier League:
↪ 8 goals: José Salón Rondón
↪ 6 goals: Ayoze Perez
↪ 3 goals: Fabian Schär
Expected lineup of Newcastle:
↪ Dubravka; Ritchie, Lejeune, Lascelles, Schar, Yedlin; Almiron, Shelvey, Hayden, Perez; Rondon
↪ Coach: Rafa Benitez
Last Games from Newcastle:
⚽ 09.03.2019 – Newcastle Vs. Everton 3: 2 (Premier League)
⚽ 02.03.2019 – West Ham vs. Newcastle 2: 0 (Premier League)
⚽ 26.02.2019 – Newcastle Vs. Burnley 2: 0 (Premier League)
⚽ 23.02.2019 – Newcastle Vs. Huddersfield Town 2: 0 (Premier League)
⚽ 16.02.2019 – Newcastle Vs. CSKA Moscow 1: 1 (club friendlies)
Bournemouth vs Newcastle Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Head-to-Head: 5 wins Bournemouth – 2 draws – 4 wins Newcastle (11 competitive games)
The first leg in November Newcastle won 2-1. Bournemouth was unable to compete in either Premier League home game against Newcastle United. In the 2015/16 season there was a defeat, last season a draw. Newcastle’s only league header against Bournemouth came in September 1989, when both clubs were second-rate.
Bournemouth vs Newcastle Betting Tips and Predictions Explained
In the 2019 calendar year, only Man City, Man United, Arsenal and Liverpool scored more points than Newcastle (16). The majority of these counters, however, succeeded at home, because in the foreign Newcastle managed only two draws in the past six games. Bournemouth lost at home for the last time in November 2017 against a team outside the top six. Nevertheless, the shape of the Cherries is not really intoxicating. According to bookmakers, Eddie Howe’s team is still the favorite, as proven by odds between Bournemouth and Newcastle.
Key Facts – Bournemouth vs Newcastle Tips
↪ Only the top six teams made more home points than Bournemouth (7-4-4)
↪ Newcastle only won three of the 27 Premier League games on the South Coast (3-10-14)
↪ Newcastle only picked up two of the last possible 18 away points (0-2-4)
Since Newcastle will make it hard for the opponent to break through his defensive bulwark, a draw seems conceivable for us despite the Magpies’ outward weakness.
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