Newcastle United v Burnley Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
February 25, 2019
St James’ Park - Premier League
Newcastle host Burnley at St James’ Park on Tuesday night, in what is a huge game in the bottom half of the Premier League table. Only two points separate the sides heading into this midweek clash.
This fixture’s been very even in the Premier League era. They’ve only played five times, with each team winning once and three draws. Newcastle picked up a valuable 2-1 victory at Turf Moor earlier this season, while the teams drew 1-1 at St James’ last term.
Rob Elliot and Ciaran Clark have been ruled out of this game for the home team. Apart from that, Jonjo Shelvey is Rafael Benitez’s only other injury concern. The midfielder’s been struggling with a thigh injury the last couple of months, but could be fit to play on Tuesday.
Sean Dyche will be without Steven Defour for this game, as the midfielder’s still out with a calf strain. Aaron Lennon misses out as he continues his rehabilitation from knee surgery, while Jonathan Walters is also recovering from surgery on his Achilles.
Newcastle United v Burnley Preview and Predictions
After both these teams were pretty awful at the start of the season, there’s a very different atmosphere at both clubs right now. Newcastle are buoyed by their new record signing and a couple of big wins, while Burnley are looking for their third straight victory here.
Newcastle are looking to make it back-to-back wins after they beat Huddersfield on Saturday, where new singing Miguel Almiron was hugely impressive. The Magpies beat defending champions Manchester City at the end of last month, showing they have big performances within them.
They’ll certainly need one of those against this resurgent Burnley team, who are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League games. The Clarets are in solid form away from home, and beat third-placed Tottenham 2-1 at the weekend.
Sean Dyche’s side start this game two points ahead of Newcastle in the table, but as underdogs in the betting. The hosts are 11/10 for the win, while Burnley are available at 3/1. Considering three of the last five meetings between these teams have ended with honours even, the draw could be worth a look for this midweek fixture. It’s available at 12/5 in the betting, and would mirror the result in last season’s corresponding fixture.
Draw and under 2.5 goals at 11/4
There doesn’t seem to be much separating these two teams, and while both sides scored twice at the weekend, they don’t usually see a lot of goals in their games.
Salomon Rondon to score first at 5/1
The Venezuelan striker bagged his seventh Premier League goal of the season when he opened the scoring for Newcastle at the weekend, and is the favourite to do so again here.