It is a six-point match between Burnley and Newcastle United on Sunday in the Premier League. Both clubs are desperate for points to move away (possibly out of) the relegation zone. Burnley go into round 31 in 15th place with 33 points. Just one of their last six games finished in a victory.
Newcastle United are 17th going into the weekend fixture with 29 points. Steve Bruce’s team have not won any of their last six games, but did pick up an important point on matchday 30 versus Tottenham Hotspur. Newcastle United will have an eye on Fulham’s match versus Wolverhampton Wanderers on Friday night. A win for Fulham would put them outside the relegation zone with Newcastle United replacing them.
The Magpies won the reverse fixture at St. James’ Park earlier this season, 3-1. Winger Allan Saint-Maximin opened the scoring in the 14th minute, but Burnley equalised just after the hour-mark through Ashley Westwood. Newcastle United scored twice from there to pick up the win as Callum Wilson scored twice in the final 25 minutes – once from the penalty spot.
The home team are unbeaten in four straight games when Burnley and Newcastle United meet. Burnley won this fixture last season at Turf Moor 1-0. Will the trend of the home team getting a result continue this weekend at Turf Moor?
Burnley vs Newcastle United Betting Odds
Burnley won just once in their last six games in the league. They picked up six points from their last 18 on offer in the division and were outscored 10 to six. The Clarets go into round 31 following a 3-2 loss to Southampton in what turned out to be a goal-thriller on the south coast.
The Clarets are at odds of 27/20 to win the match on Sunday at home versus Newcastle United. They are unbeaten in their last four home games against Newcastle United posting a record of 2W-1D-1L. Despite their decent record at home versus Newcastle United, Burnley have been abysmal at Turf Moor this term. Just four wins in 15 matches have been secured.
Currently, Sean Dyche’s team are on a five-match draw streak at home. Burnley and Newcastle United are at odds of 11/5 to draw on matchday 31. Four of the last nine matches between the clubs ended as draws.
Newcastle United go into the game at odds of 5/2 to win away from home. The Magpies took a mere four points from the last 18 on offer. They have not won any of their last four away games in the Premier League. Bruce is the current odds leader according to leading sportsbooks to be sacked. He is at odds of 6/4 to be the next Premier League manager sacked.
Burnley vs Newcastle United Team News
Dyche has three players ruled out of the match on Sunday. Robbie Brady remains out with a calf injury. Erik Pieters joins Brady on the bench with a thigh muscle injury. Barnes, who scored in the reverse fixture, has a thigh issue as well.
The manager will be hopeful that the duo of Phillip Bardsley and Kevin Long are fit to play. Bardsley was granted compassionate leave from the club but is expected to return this weekend for Sunday’s match at Turf Moor. Long has a calf injury and is a doubt going into the weekend.
Striker Callum Wilson has missed the last seven games for Newcastle United with a hamstring injury. He could make a return to the team this weekend. Wilson is a vital player to the Newcastle United cause having scored 10 goals and set up five in 21 league matches in 2020-21. Wilson has accounted for 50% of Newcastle United’s goals by scoring or setting them up.
Ryan Fraser, Andy Carroll, and Federico Fernandez are all three in line for returns. However, compared to Wilson, the trio are a bit further away in the fitness race. They will continue to be monitored up to Sunday’s game. Defenders Fabian Schar and Isaac Hayden are both ruled out of the match due to injury.
Burnley vs Newcastle United Prediction
Both teams to score: YES @ 21/20 - BET NOW
It is true that these are two of the lowest scoring teams in the Premier League. Still, the two clubs combined for four goals in the reverse fixture as both found the back of the net. Four consecutive Burnley league matches finished with both teams scoring goals, while Newcastle United saw four of their last six games end with both teams finding the back of the net. If Wilson returns to Newcastle United, this could be a completely different team.
Callum Wilson to score anytime @ 21/10 - BET NOW
Wilson has 10 goals in 21 games and is one of the best signings of last offseason. Unfortunately, he has only played 21 times for the club in the Premier League and the last seven games were all misses due to a hamstring injury. There is a hope that Newcastle United’s deadly combo of Saint-Maximin and Wilson can play together. If they do, it could be a long day for Burnley’s defence.
Over 2.5 goals scored @ 6/4 - BET NOW
Burnley and Newcastle United are both desperate to score goals and get all three points. Three of Burnley’s last five games ended with over 2.5 goals scored. That includes their last two matches in the division. Dyche’s team may be more likely to concede goals this weekend rather than score them. However, Burnley are a team that can spring a surprise on opponents.
Newcastle United are also a surprise team as you don’t always know what you are going to get. They could go out and put goals past the Clarets or struggle in the final third. Which Newcastle United side will we see? Wilson and Saint-Maximin could change everything for the Magpies. Three of the last eight games between these clubs finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Both are coming off of matchday 30 games with over 2.5 goals scored.
Burnley vs Newcastle Tips
Here are our Burnley vs Newcastle tips for Sunday's Premier League match at Turf Moor.
1. Both teams to score: YES @ 21/20
2. Callum Wilson to score anytime @ 21/10
3. Over 2.5 goals scored @ 6/4
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