|Game||Burnley Clarets vs Newcastle Magpies|
|Date & Time||Saturday December 14, 2019, 10:00 AM (EST)|
Turf Moor Burnley, England
BURN +105 O/U 2.5
On Saturday, afternoon Newcastle United visits Burnley for an English Premier League fixture. Newcastle is playing in fine form having won two straight matches and moved up to 11th in the table at 6-4-6 and 22 points. In their last match the Magpies defeated Southampton 2-1 with Jonjo Shelvey scoring in the 68th minute and Federico Fernandez getting the game winner in the 87th minute. Shelvey’s goal was his third in as many matches. Newcastle is tied on points with three other clubs and could move as high as sixth with a victory on Saturday if the clubs above the Magpies fail to earn points.
Jonjo Shelvey leads Newcastle with 5 goals, while Ciaran Clark, Federico Fernandez and Jetro Willems each have 2. The leader in assists is Christian Atsu with 3, while two others including Jetro Willems and Andy Carroll have two apiece. In goal Martin Dubravka is 6-4-6 with a 90-minute goals against of 1.44 and save percentage of .723.
Hosts Burnley sit at 13th in the EPL table at 5-3-8 and 18 points. Burnley was beaten in its last league match 5-0 by Tottenham. The loss was Burnley’s third straight and the Clarets have won just once in their last six league fixtures. Last season Burnley lost both of its matches head-to-head with Newcastle. Aaron Lennon may see time for the Clarets, while Jeff Hendrick and Jack Cork should hold down midfield. Kevin Long and Charlie Taylor will not see action, while Jay Rodriquez is available although he has a broken finger and Phil Bardsley is once again fit.
Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes are the leading goal scorers for Burnley with 6 apiece, while Jay Rodriguez and Jeff Hendrick each have 2 goals. The leader in assists is Dwight McNeil with 4, while Erik Pieters has 3 and two others have 2 apiece. In goal, Nick Pope is 5-3-8 with 90-minute goals against of 1.81 and save percentage of .623.
Three of the most recent six meeting in league play between the two sides have ended in draws and seeing another one on Saturday would not be surprising. However, Newcastle is in top form having won each of its last two fixtures and three of the most recent five, but will have to battle hard to take all three points from Burnley on its home pitch. Final Score Prediction, Newcastle wins 2-1