West Brom vs Newcastle United
England – FA Cup
Date: Tuesday, 3 March 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: The Hawthorns (West Bromwich).
West Brom have been tearing it apart in the Championship, and have the home advantage. However, they might not want to stretch themselves too much, going after a deep run in FA Cup, while their promotion is at stake. As such, expect Newcastle United from the PL, to deliver the better performance.
West Brom vs Newcastle United Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, West Brom won 0-1 on the road.
- 14 of the past 19 clashes had goals from both teams.
- 13 of the prior 17 wins had gone to Newcastle.
- Seven of the previous ten games at this venue had goals from both teams.
- Since 2010, only twice have the hosts won at this stadium.
West Brom vs Newcastle United Match Preview
West Brom had defeated West Ham on the road in the previous round, with a 0-1 scoreline. The fact that the team recorded a win to nil on the road, that too with just ten men on the pitch (owing to a red card), says a lot about their sheer quality.
Meanwhile, Newcastle defeated Oxford United with a 2-3 scoreline on the road in the last round. They did secure a win, but the manner in which they did it was extremely messy.
Despite Oxford being from the third tier of English Football (League One), and despite having a 0-2 lead even into the late stages of the game, Newcastle conceded twice in the 84th and 94th minutes, to take the fixture into extra time.
And even there, they had to wait till the 116th minute to find the winning goal. The fact that they struggled against the sixth-placed team in the League One, raises doubts about their chances against the absolute best in the Championship.
West Brom vs Newcastle United Prediction
As things stand, Newcastle are from the Premier League, while their counterparts are from the Championship. On top of that, the former are apparently safe in their race to avoid relegation, and as such are not under pressure.
However, West Brom are running scared from the second-placed Leeds to keep their place at the top safe. They desperately want to get into the top flight, and want to avoid the playoffs. By all means we can be sure that they will prioritize a PL ticket above a good run in the FA Cup.
As such, expect the team from the top flight, Newcastle, to make the most of this game. Also keep note that they had recorded 13 of the past 17 h2h wins, and that they had lost just twice at this venue in the past two decades.
Going on though, the inefficiency of the Newcastle defense was on fine display against Oxford in the prior round, and especially in their games this season on the road. To be precise, the squad has recorded a total of just two clean sheets away from home in 2019-20.
On top of that, West Brom are at home, and have been the best offensive force in the Championship this campaign. As such, expect both teams to score goals this Tuesday, and bring good returns for the BTTS bet.
West Brom vs Newcastle United Betting Tips
Double Chance: Newcastle United or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).