Newcastle United vs Fulham
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 19 December 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: St. James’ Park.
The Cottagers are one of the worst teams in the whole competition. They were promoted to the top flight just at the end of the last season, and have recorded a total of just two wins this campaign – one of which had come against the 19th placed West Brom.
Meanwhile, the Magpies have a game in hand, and are still just six points away from a European spot. They have been a bit inconsistent this season, but they have done well against teams from the bottom tier of the table.
Going on, Steve Bruce’s men do also have a good h2h record against this opponent at this venue in recent years. Moreover, they also have the confidence of playing at home, and that too against a newly-promoted squad.
For the reasons, expect Newcastle to emerge victorious this weekend.
Newcastle vs Fulham: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two locked horns, the Magpies recorded a massive 0-4 win on the road.
- They have not conceded a goal since 2017.
- Since 2009, the guests have won just once at this stadium.
- The hosts had kept clean sheets in five of the former eight clashes at this ground.
- The home team had won three of the preceding four PL encounters at this venue.
Newcastle vs Fulham: Prediction
The Magpies lost 5-2 on the road the last match-day, against Leeds. In the meantime, Scott Parker’s men were held to a goalless draw the past game week at home, by Brighton.
Going on though, the Cottagers were winless in ten of their previous twelve overall fixtures, and they have a single win on the road since September of 2020.
On the other hand, their counterparts had won two of their last three fixtures, and had scored two or more goals in all these three match-ups. Their defeats this season had come against some of the best teams in the competition.
At home, they have won all of their appearances in the past three months, barring meetings against Chelsea and Manchester United.
On top of that, Bruce’s men have also performed well against this rival over the past decade at this venue, and have consistently delivered defensive masterclasses against them in the process.
Taking these observations into account, expect Newcastle to be the better team on the pitch this weekend. Also count on them to be a constant headache for the faltering Fulham defense all through the ninety minutes.
Newcastle vs Fulham: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Newcastle or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.44 (4/9).