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Former Magpie Highlights Clash Of Opposing Runs In Newcastle Prediction

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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6 comments so far

  • Pain in the Blog

    Dec 12, 2019 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #1

    Eighth place on 25 points is a possibility.

    Last week I predicted that all the teams above us would win except Man Utd and all the teams below us would lose. Who would have guessed that Manu would beat Citeh and that Palace wouldn’t be able to beat Watford. The others who misbehaved were Everton, who trounced Chelsea (what?) and Brighton who managed a draw v Wolves. Still, more results right than wrong – just.

    I thought this week I’d share some of my thinking that helps me reach these wildly inaccurate forecasts on the off chance that someone gives a ****. There’s going to be at least a couple of astronomic scores when the top two, Liverpool and Leicester, take on the bottom two Watford and Norwich. I’m expecting at least one 5 or 6 or even 7 nil.

    As for us, we ought to beat Burnley on recent form. They are only 4 points and a couple of places behind us but we beat them in this fixture last season and since they beat Watford in November, they have lost 0-2 (H) to Palace, 1-4 (H) to Citeh and 5-0 (A) to Spurs. Sean Dyche will have been working hard to raise the team’s spirit but an early setback could see their heads drop.

    We’ll be missing ASM but I think in Atsu or even Joelinton we’ve got adequate cover for him and Schär has had a game under his belt so he shouldn’t be giving any more goals away. For them, Gudmundsson looks to be out with a thigh injury but I don’t think he’ll be any great loss. So I’m predicting a 2-1 win to us. Just the usual tedious nail-biter then.

    Provided that we do win we will go ahead of either Spurs or Wolves (they can’t both win) or even both if they should draw and also Arsenal – if Pep doesn’t let us down again. I’m hoping that Brighton will keep up their good form and not lose to Palace. If this all happens then we could end up 8th in the table behind only the usual top six plus Sheffield – but of course it’s all predicated on us beating Burnley! Let’s see if we’re up to it.

  • DaveD1000

    Dec 12, 2019 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #2

    I’m pretty sure Arlo Guthrie and Lightning Hopkins were some of the first versions I heard

  • Asi Fish

    Dec 12, 2019 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #3

    Couldn’t care less what Owen thinks – he probably hopes that we don’t win!

    When he talks it feels like someone is rubbing nettles in my ears…………

  • Asi Fish

    Dec 12, 2019 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #4

    Was he speaking to Bet Victor whilst he tried to watch the horse race and play the fruit machine at the same time?

  • Just a fan

    Dec 12, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #5

    I like to have a bet on the teams I want to lose so it’s a win win situation.
    Even had man united to beat city at seven to one.

  • simon376

    Dec 12, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #6

    The picture could well be staged of that poor kid, I work for the NHS and know what it’s like there, if it is true let’s hope the kid has been seen to. Speaking of pics being set up and I’ll try not to get political, but remember a party leader sitting on the floor of the train about 3 years ago? A relative of mine, actually Gavin’s Aunt(keeping football element to the post) was sitting beside him on the journey from kings cross to central station, he got up and disappeared for a bit then came back to seats where she was, that’s when the photo was all set up


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