Newcastle vs West Brom
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 12 December 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: St. James’ Park.
The Baggies are one of the worst teams in the competition, and are placed 19th in a table of 20.
They have conceded the most number of goals of all the teams in the league, and they have a single win to their name all through this campaign. This sole win had come against the dead-last placed Sheffield United.
They are also a recently-promoted team, and are clearly fish out of water in this much more competitive league.
Meanwhile, the Magpies have a game in hand, and are still just six points away from possessing a top-five spot. They surely will try to make use of this opportunity to take on one of the worst teams in the league, and thus better their standing in the table.
Moreover, they are at home, and also have a good h2h record against this opponent over the years – especially at this venue.
Likely, expect Newcastle to have the edge this Saturday.
Newcastle vs West Brom: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Steve Bruce’s men had recorded 14 of the former 20 overall wins.
- They had won the latest meeting between these two teams, and that too on the road, while scoring three goals in the process.
- Since 1990, the guests have won just twice at this stadium.
- The home team had scored two or more goals in eight of the former eleven clashes at this ground, and have failed to score here just once in the last three decades.
Newcastle vs West Brom: Prediction
The Magpies recorded a 0-2 win on the road the last match-day, against Crystal Palace. In the meantime, Slaven Bilic’s men lost 1-5 at home against Crystal Palace as well.
Going on, the Baggies are one of the worst teams in the competition, and had conceded the most number of goals so far.
They were also winless in 16 of their preceding 18 match-ups, and the two wins in the process had come against Sheffield United (20th team in the PL table), and Harrogate (a team from the lower division).
On the other hand, Bruce’s men had won the latest h2h encounter, that had taken place in March of 2020, and have been unbeaten at this venue since 1990 in h2h clashes, barring two losses.
Do also note that they were unbeaten in seven of their previous ten overall matches this season, and two of the total three losses during the stretch had come against Manchester United, and Chelsea.
Likely, expect Newcastle to dominate at home this weekend, against this struggling defense.
Newcastle vs West Brom: Betting Tips
To Win Either Half: Newcastle @ 1.67 (2/3)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.44 (4/9).