In the 12th round of the Premier League, Newcastle United receive a visit to Bournemouth on Saturday from 15pm. Steve Bruce’s “Cotophenes” have only one failure in the last four stages and come after a big away victory, score 3-2 with West Ham. Prior to this match, blacks and whites had offensive figures that were not to be desired, but the latest results took Newcastle out of the relegation zone.
Newcastle recently won the matches with Manchester United (1-0) and West Ham (3-2), while also being equal to Wolverhampton at home (2-2). With an elastic 4-5-1 system, in which players such as Almiron, Saint-Maximin (very fast) and Joelinton shine, the “cotophenes” have a combative spirit that should produce spark in front of Bournemouth. The guests are in good form in the championship and come after three consecutive stages without a goal. This is a huge progress made by Eddie Howe’s team, who had a disastrous defensive record last season!
Bournemouth have lost only once in the last five stages, to the limit, on Arsenal’s ground, but in the rest boast draws in front of West Ham (2-2), Norwich (0-0) and Watford (0-0) . In addition, last season, the South won against Manchester United after a great fight, decided by the goal of the Norwegian Joshua King, who struck just before the break. Both teams approach the match with maximum confidence, and the physical duels from the middle of the field could decide the weekend game.
Interestingly, betting on goals has always been winning in duels between the two, for the last three years. At the previous visit to Vitality Stadium, Newcastle got a draw, 2-2, after winning 2-1 in the tour of the previous championship. In fact, Newcastle’s last two trips to the field of “cherry trees” ended with the same score 2-2, and “cotophenes” scored 6 times in the last three straight duels. The draw could be an inspired bet on this balanced game.
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1,74