Newcastle United v Burnley: Predictions, odds, match preview & betting tips
Newcastle United v Burnley: Predictions
Burnley will look to post their first points of the new Premier League season when they travel to Newcastle United on Saturday evening.
After sealing a comfortable 10th-place finish in 2019/20, Sean Dyche’s men have lost both of their opening two Premier League games so far, falling 4-2 at Leicester City and 1-0 at home to Southampton last time out.
Newcastle, meanwhile, have taken four points from their opening three games, drawing 1-1 with Tottenham Hotspur last time out after a 7-0 win over Morecambe in the EFL Cup to quickly banish the memory of a 3-0 defeat to Brighton.
Games between these two are usually tight affairs and we expect more of the same here.
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Newcastle United v Burnley: Team News
Newcastle find themselves a little short in almost every area of the pitch, with Matt Ritchie joining Martin Dubravka, Matthew Longstaff, Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett, DeAndre Yedlin and Dwight Gayle on the sidelines after the knock he picked up at Spurs last weekend. Fortunately for the Magpies, Allan Saint-Maximin should return here though.
Jay Rodriguez has suffered an ankle injury and so joins the likes of Ben Mee and Jack Cork on Burnley’s injury list. Matthew Lowton is considered a doubt, but James Tarkowski should make his first league start of the season after featuring in the EFL Cup defeat to Manchester City in midweek.
There hasn’t been more than two goals in the last three meetings between these two sides, while the last time either scored more than two in a single game against the other was back in January 2015 during an uncharacteristically entertaining 3-3 draw.
That said, Callum Wilson has scored two in his first three games for the Magpies so far — Bruce will be hoping he has found the striker to deliver the goals which will see his side finish more further up the table in 2020/21.
As mentioned, games between these two are usually incredibly close, with defensive solidity often winning out over attacking flair. Both sides have scored more than two goals in a single game against the other just once since November 1982.
The Magpies have lost just one of their last five meetings with Burnley and will look to put some more points on the board this time around.