England Premier League
Wednesday 1st July 2020
Kick off at 6pm BST
Venue: Vitality Stadium
Bournemouth need wins, since the restart they have lost against Crystal Palace and Wolves and are in 18th place and going down on goal difference. Against a team as good as Wolves Eddie Howe’s side tried to play the ball out but were outclassed overall and ended up with no shots on target despite only losing the game 1-0.
An escape is very much on for the club, just a couple of wins could see them clear, but points have been hard to come by. In their last 10 games they have won just 7 points and their poor form is simply a continuation of their season before the break.
Newcastle have been playing well and overall they are unbeaten in their last 4 games. They restarted the season with a good 3-0 win over Sheffield United and then drew against Aston Villa. Away from home the Magpies have been fairly poor losing 9 of their 15 games They have won just once in their past five trips.
A win could see Steve Bruce’s side rise to 12th depending on other results and there is certainly a feel good factor within the club knowing that they are safe with so many games to go.
Bournemouth: Callum Wilson is suspended for 2 games and misses this one after picking up his tenth yellow of the season. Philip Billing had made a long due comeback from injury but had to go off in the last match due to a dead leg, he may be rested for this one but hasn’t been ruled out. Simon Francis has a knee injury but could be assessed ahead of this game, though it wouldn’t be a surprise if he misses the encounter. Joshua King will be hoping to return from an ankle injury after having to miss the last game
Newcastle: Ciaran Clarke has had his ankle flare up and looks set to miss this game. Matt Ritchie has a muscle injury which forced him to miss the FA Cup tie but will face a test ahead of this game
Bournemouth vs Newcastle Head to Head:
Earlier in the season in the reverse fixture Newcastle won 2-1.
The last 4 meetings in a row have seen both teams to score.
Last season this fixture ended 2-2.
5 of the last six meetings have seen over 2.5 goals.
Bournemouth vs Newcastle Prediction:
Newcastle’s last two visits here have ended in draws and it would be easy to believe that both teams would be happy with that. Newcastle have the better quality but there has to be question marks over their away form.
Bournemouth may be more edgy but they also have to attack and try to go for the win, and that could leave gaps in the defence- one that has conceded 50 times this season. However Newcastle have only scored 13 goals on the road, so this game may well even itself up. This could be a close game and a market we like here would be to back Bournemouth with a draw no bet.
Bournemouth vs Newcastle Betting Tips:
Draw no bet: Bournemouth at 1.62
Highest Scoring Half: 2nd half at 2.10
Correct Score 0-0 or 1-0 to Bournemouth at 7.00 and 6.50