Hoping to extend on their remarkable resurge and close the buffer on the European spots, a high-flying Burnley will make the trip to St. James Park on Saturday afternoon.
Putting in what was a rampant display among a controversial atmosphere in Lancashire last weekend, the Clarets have landed back-to-back Premier League victories and are unbeaten in their last five top-flight appearances, collecting a very eye-catching 13 points on that run.
On the flip side, hit with a lacklustre 1-0 defeat away at Selhurst Park last week, Newcastle have flattered to deceive since entering February and are likely to still be reeling from their 4-0 hammering against Arsenal a fortnight ago.
With a growing reputation for their issues in the final third, the Magpies could also only slump to a 1-0 defeat when they made the trip to Turf Moor back in December. You might be interested to know that another victory for Sean Dyche’s men can be found priced at 2/1 with Paddy Power for this weekend.
The toothless Magpies
While Newcastle might find themselves holding a seven-point buffer over the relegation zone and dreaming of mounting a top half charge, Steve Bruce’s side find themselves in the midst of another rut.
Hugely outplayed against Crystal Palace last weekend and lucky to only leave Selhurst Park with a 1-0 defeat, fans around St. James’ Park find their side hit with back-to-back Premier League defeats and with just one top-flight victory since the 21st of December.
With the misfiring summer arrival Joelinton still drastically struggling to adjust to life in England following his Hoffenheim switch, the one-time Sunderland boss has seen his side fail to find the net in each of their last three matches on the bounce.
Enduring their worst drought in front of goal since January 2016, it should also be noted that the Magpies have managed to record just a single strike on home soil in over 300 minutes of action.
Now holding the joint-worst attacking record in the Premier League, you might be interested to know that betting offers like Newcastle can be found priced at 31/10 with Ladbrokes to draw another blank this weekend.
Burnley’s purple patch continues
While VAR may have stolen centre stage at Turf Moor last weekend, Sean Dyche’s men picked up an empathic 3-0 win against relegation scrappers Bournemouth and are enjoying their most fruitful run of the season.
Collecting 13 points out of a possible 15, including collecting eye-catching back-to-back victories over Leicester and Manchester United at Old Trafford, the Clarets have found a route into the top-half and have a stunning European finish on their agenda.
With the mood around Lancashire on the rise and with a growing reputation for their performances in the final third, Dyche could be calling on the red-hot Matej Vydra to lead their charge on the road this week.
Once again finding the net against Bournemouth last weekend, the former Derby striker is relishing his rare run in the Clarets’ starting XI and you might be interested to know that Vydra can be found priced at 13/5 with 888sport to extend on his tally in the North East.