Newcastle United vs Burnley, 29 February 2020, Saturday
English Premier League, Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: St. James Park.
Though both teams are managing to stay unbeaten in majority of their clashes at present, a surprisingly huge number of Newcastle fixtures have been draws, while Burnley have been delivering mostly wins. Likely, we can count on Burnley to put on a stronger performance. However, question remains, will they be able to counter the form of Newcastle at home?
Newcastle United vs Burnley Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 1-0 win for Newcastle.
- Four of the last seven matches had goals from both teams.
- Not once have Burnley managed to keep a clean sheet at this venue in the past decade.
- The last time these two met at this venue, the hosts recorded a 2-0 victory.
Newcastle United vs Burnley Match Preview
Newcastle were defeated 1-0 the last match-day on the road, by Crystal Palace. It was their second loss in a row, and also the sixth winless fixture on the trot.
More than that, Palace had recorded their first win after eight consecutive games without a victory. The inability of Newcastle, to hold up themselves against a team going through such a dismal run, says a lot about the current state of affairs at their camp.
In the meantime, Burnley recorded a 3-0 win at home the prior game week, against Bournemouth. Not only was it their second win in a row, but it was also their fourth league victory from the past five attempts.
Most importantly, these run of wins also included back-to-back victories against Manchester United, and Leicester. And as such, no further explanation is required to detail the form Burnley are currently in.
Newcastle United vs Burnley Prediction
As mentioned earlier, Burnley are surely in better form than their counterparts. They are unbeaten in their last five PL games in a row (of which four were wins), and they had took on the trio of Arsenal, Manchester United, and Leicester on consecutive match-days, and stood unbeaten in all of them.
On the other hand, Newcastle are winless in their prior four PL fixtures, and remained without a victory in 11 of their past 13 overall games. Moreover, Burnley had won the reverse fixture, and only once have they failed to find the back of the net against this opponent this past decade.
Consequentially, count on Burnley to avoid a loss at the very least this weekend. However, do note that Newcastle have the home advantage, and that they have lost just thrice in total this whole season at this venue. And keep note that these three defeats were against Arsenal, Leicester, and Everton.
Moreover, at this venue, the hosts hold a 100% unbeaten h2h record in the last ten years, and have scored in every single one of such games.
Bringing these info under the microscope, it’s concluded that it’s building up to be a game with goals from both teams.