Burnley v Newcastle United Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
November 22, 2018
Turf Moor - Premier League
It’s a long wait for Burnley and Newcastle after the international break, as they meet at Turf Moor on Monday night. The break came at the wrong time for the visitors, but it’s given the Clarets a chance to regroup.
There’s only been four league games between the teams since 1976, with both games in the 2014/15 season ending as a draw. Burnley won 1-0 at Turf Moor last season, before getting a point on the road in a 1-1 draw in the return.
Johann Berg Gudmundsson is a doubt for this game with a calf problem, and he could miss out along with Steven Defour and Ben Gibson. James Tarkowski’s hernia operation keeps him out, while Stephen Ward is also injured.
Jonjo Shelvey, Jamaal Lascelles and Yoshinori Muto are all injury concerns for the visitors, and Rafa Benitez will hope that trio is available on Monday. Paul Dummett is also struggling with a knock, while Florian Lejeune and Jamie Sterry are out.
Burnley v Newcastle Preview and Predictions
Newcastle come into this game looking for their third successive victory, after finally breaking their 10-match winless run at the start of the campaign. Burnley have failed to win any of their last five matches, which has allowed the Magpies to draw level on nine points with them.
The Clarets have had some tough games in their recent run, playing Manchester City and Chelsea before going to Leicester for the Foxes’ first home game since the helicopter crash. Burnley kept their third clean sheet of the season in that game, but Sean Dyche desperately needs to sort out his defence after seeing his team ship 25 goals in their first 11 matches.
The hosts are 48/25 for the win on Monday, and they come up against a Newcastle side who have been struggling at the other end. The Magpies have only managed nine goals so far this term, although Benitez will have been overjoyed to see Salomon Rondon finally score his first Premier League goal for the club last time out.
The Venezuelan quickly followed that up with a second to see off Bournemouth, and Newcastle are 9/5 to make it three in a row in this one. With three draws in the last three meetings between the sides, another stalemate is priced at 11/5.
Draw/draw half-time/full-time at 18/5
There doesn’t look like being much between these two teams, and that could mean we’re in for a tight game on Monday.
Rondon to score first at 13/2
Newcastle are looking for the big striker to fire the goals that see them climb the Premier League table, and his physical presence could be a factor against a depleted Burnley defence.