Newcastle United vs Burnley
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 3 October 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: St. James Park.
Newcastle United and Burnley FC face off on Saturday in an English Premier League showdown at St. James Park in Newcastle.
If the first couple of weeks have been any indication, Burnley F.C. is going to be fighting to stay up in the Premier League all season, which means every point is ultra important. Burnley has played two games so far this season and they have lost both games. In Burnley’s last game inside the Premier League against Southampton, and all it took was a goal in the 5th minute given up that led to the loss. Burnley actually had 54 percent of the possession in that game, and they actually had 10 shots, compared to the 5 by Southampton, but they still lost the game. In the first game of the Premier League season, Burnley had scored two goals against Leicester City, but the defense let them down in a big way giving up four goals. Chris Wood and Jimmy Dunne were the two-goal scorers in that game.
On the other side of this matchup is Newcastle United F.C. who sit in 10th place in the Premier League but they did look good in the last game in the Premier League against Tottenham Hotspur, a game they were able to steal a point in. Newcastle United gave up an early goal but it was a goal in the 97th minute by Callum Wilson that was able to steal a point. That could end up being a key goal and a key point as the season goes on. In the first game of the season against Brighton, the defense was a big issue and that led to the loss. In this game, it’s going to be about the defense stepping up and not letting Burnley have any confidence with their goal scoring.
These are two teams who have been inconsistent, but I expect a low scoring game that has a focus on defense. Look for both teams to struggle to score and this game will stay under the total. I am also making a small play on the exact score to be 0-0.
Newcastle vs Burnley: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Sean Dyche’s men have scored a total of one goal from the previous three fixtures.
- The latest encounter had ended in a goalless draw, which took place in February of this year.
- At this venue, the hosts have a 100% unbeaten record in the 21st century.
- Only once have the home team failed to score goals at this ground since 2000.
Newcastle vs Burnley: Prediction
Considering Burnley have hit the net just five times in five fixtures so far this season themselves, odds of 4/5 (1.80) look like solid value on at least one of them and Newcastle failing to get on the scoresheet for the fourth consecutive encounter between this pair.
Newcastle United vs Burnley Team News
Martin Dubravka, Paul Dummett, Matty Longstaff and Dwight Gayle are all ruled out for the hosts, while Allan Saint-Maximin will need to be assessed.
Ben Mee, Jack Cork, and Joey Berg Gudmundsson are unlikely to feature, with Robbie Brady and Jay Rodiguez both doubtful.
Newcastle United possible starting lineup:
Darlow; Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Lewis; Hendrick, Shelvey, Hayden, Saint-Maximin; Joelinton, Wilson
Burnley possible starting lineup:
Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Long, Taylor; Brownhill, Stephens, Westwood, McNeil; Wood, Vydra