Bournemouth vs Newcastle
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 16 March 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Vitality Stadium (Bournemouth).
Newcastle sowed tremendous fighting spirit to come back from two behind and see off top-half Everton last weekend at St. James’ Park. The Magpies notched three second-half goals to make it three wins in last four league games. It’s a thread which moved the team led by Rafael Benitez out of the relegation scrap as Newcastle now sit six points above the red zone line.
Can the Magpies back up such victory and stay unbeaten against table neighbours Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon at Vitality Stadium? A win here would move the Magpies lock on points with the Cherries and likely remove all doubts about their ambitions of avoiding the relegation to Championship football.
Bournemouth vs Newcastle: Head-to-head
Teams have two wins apiece coming into their sixth head to head meeting.
Newcastle United claimed a narrow 2-1 victory when two outfits battled it out in the first half of the season at St. James’ Park.
Both teams scored in three of last four head to head affairs.
Bournemouth vs Newcastle: Prediction
Bournemouth will also enter the match with an improved confidence. They ended a run of five straight games without a victory last weekend beating rock-bottomed Huddersfield Town 0-2 away at The John Smith’s Stadium.
Callum Wilson finally returned to the squad after a lengthy injury and he made an immediate impact with a goal and an assist against the Terriers. He makes a dangerous dup together with midfielder Ryan Fraser who was also on the scoresheet seven days ago.
Newcastle do have problems on travels where they only won 2 of 14 games this season. They also have six losses and draws apiece on the road in this term of the Premier League. Such poor away form, combined with Bournemouth’s rise in confidence with the return of their star man Callum Wilson, makes the home win look strong at 2.00 odds.
Since the visitors bagged three goals last weekend, we would not be surprised to see them on the scoreline here as well against attacking-minded Cherries. Backing goals at both ends is the best way to go here at 1.80 odds, while we will also back Wilson to score anytime at 2.40.
Bournemouth vs Newcastle: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.80 (4/5)
Callum Wilson to score anytime @ 2.40 (7/5).