Newcastle have a fantastic opportunity to get consecutive wins for the first time this season against Bournemouth on Saturday.
We’ve only faced the Cherries on twelve previous occasions. They have gotten the upper hand historically having beaten Newcastle five times while only losing four times with three draws.
Though in the Premier League era, it’s been a stalemate with two wins, two losses, and two draws for both teams. Last season, Newcastle took four points while winning this corresponding fixture at St James Park 2-1.
Bournemouth have had a tremendous start to this campaign and are in seventh place though are just four points ahead of Newcastle in fifteenth. They’ve had some trouble getting goals lately but have been very stingy in preventing the opposition from scoring.
Their 1-0 win against Manchester United last weekend broke a three game goalless streak. However, they did manage eight goals in the three games before that run. They’ve also not conceded in the last three fixtures.
Newcastle finally scored more than one goal in a game last week defeating West Ham 2-3. We hope this new found attacking form continues at St James Park on Saturday.
We would expect Newcastle to keep the same team for this weekend with Jonjo Shelvey and Isaac Hayden as the midfield pairing.
Though the big question will be if Fabian Schar gets back in the side if he is deemed fit enough. Federico Fernandez has been superb in his two games in place of the Swiss star.
With the third international break coming after the game, Newcastle have real chance to be in a prime position for the flurry of fixtures coming at the end of November into the new year.
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