Burnley v Newcastle Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
October 26, 2017
Turf Moor - Premier League
This weekend’s round of Premier League action will be completed on Monday evening, as Burnley welcome Newcastle to Turf Moor.
The last two games between these two have ended in a draw, while the two before that were 1-0 away wins and the two before that resounding home wins. The clubs have mostly spent their time in different divisions over recent years, so there’s not much past form to go on.
Sean Dyche has something of a selection headache up top, as Chris Wood is a doubt for this one with a tight hamstring. With Sam Vokes and Jonathan Walter also set to miss out, Ashley Barnes could get the nod for a start.
There are also doubts over Newcastle hitman Dwight Gayle’s fitness as the striker tries to overcome a calf strain in time for the trip to Lancashire. Paul Dummett is definitely out with a hamstring injury, although there’s better news for Massadio Haidara. The left back hasn’t played a single minute for the Magpies yet this season, but could be in line for a return on Monday.
Burnley v Newcastle Preview and Predictions
After limiting Manchester City to just three goals at the Etihad last weekend, Burnley’s game plan against Newcastle will be much different, although it could be hampered by a lack of options up front. The visitors meanwhile will be buoyed by their late show in claiming all three points from the jaws of a dull draw against struggling Crystal Palace.
It’s been a very up and down season so far for Burnley. Dyche’s men have recorded some excellent results at Stamford Bridge, Wembley, Anfield and Goodison Park, but have mostly struggled at home. The Clarets have only beaten Palace at Turf Moor to date, so the home fans will be desperate to see their side claim the win under the floodlights on Monday.
Newcastle have also been on a bit of a Premier League rollercoaster this term. There’s been plenty of encouragement during recent weeks though, as Rafa Benitez seems to have got his team organised in a way that’s going to suit the top flight. With Mike Ashley putting the club up for sale, the Magpies faithful will be hoping for plenty of on-field success to attract the investment needed.
The bookmakers are struggling to call this one, and have the visitors as slight favourites in the betting at 17/10. Burnley are available at 2/1 while the draw is priced at 11/5.
1-1 draw at 28/5
With just a point between them in the table, this one’s tough to call so back the two sides to largely cancel each other out as they play out a 1-1 draw.
2nd half to be highest scoring at 27/20
As the teams seem to be so closely matched, don’t be surprised to see Burnley and Newcastle feel each other out in the first half before opening up a little in the second.