Newcastle is on a three-match unbeaten run as well as winning four of our last six matches. This fruitful stretch has seen us jump up the table into 11th and in a great position to get comfortably into the top ten with a win on Saturday.
Burnley’s fate of late has been the polar opposite. They’ve lost their last three matches while being outscored 11-1. They are 13th in the Premier League, just 3 points above 18th place Southampton.
It will be a clash of opposing runs at Turf Moor on Saturday. Burnley’s defensive plight of late is something that Newcastle can hopefully take advantage of. Though that proposition has been made more difficult with Allan Saint-Maximin’s injury.
Former Newcastle striker Michael Owen has highlighted the competing forms of both clubs in his prediction for the match. Speaking to Bet Victor, Michael Owen sees both sides coming away with a point in this one.
This is his prediction in full:
Burnley have lost six of their last eight league games while Newcastle are unbeaten in three and have picked up seven points from the last nine available.
The Clarets begin the weekend only three points above the drop zone and they badly need a positive result at what is likely to be a nervous Turf Moor. I expect them to pick up a valuable point against a Magpies side whose upturn is epitomized by Jonjo Shelvey who has been in outstanding form of late.
A draw would be a good result and will continue our unbeaten streak, but we really need to push for the full three points to be fully satisfied with this game. We won the corresponding fixture 2-1 last November and think we can come away with a win this time.
It’ll be much harder without Allan Saint-Maximin though Steve Bruce will have some freedom to experiment for the match. He might just have a trick up his sleeve.
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