Preview - Newcastle United vs AFC Bournemouth 10 November 18

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Match Day 12
Newcastle United vs AFC Bournemouth
Saturday, November 10th, 2018
23:00pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: St James' Park

Newcastle United:   
Last five matches form: L L L D W
Average goals per match: 0.64
Average goals against per match: 1.27
Top Scorer: Joselu (2)

AFC Bournemouth:
Last five matches form: W W D W L
Average goals per match: 1.82
Average goals against per match: 1.27
Top Scorer: Callum Wilson (6)

Having bagged their first win of the season last weekend against one of the form sides of the season to date in Watford, Rafa Benitez's men are faced with a similar type of task in their next game as Eddie Howe brings sixth placed Bournemouth to the North East.

Bournemouth won this game 1-0 last season, with the reverse fixture at the Vitality Stadium ending in a 2-2 draw.

Florian Lejeune and Jamie Sterry remain out for the home side, for whom Yoshinori Muto also looks to be a significant doubt. Joshua King is the only concern for Bournemouth.

Newcastle's form in the Premier League from the back end of last season and the start of the current campaign does not make for particularly encouraging reading with just two wins in 16 fixtures.

Other than a 2-0 defeat to Leicester, all five of the Magpies other home games have been decided by just a single goal.

Bournemouth have won four of six away from home this season, hitting seven goals without reply in their two most recent away trips to Fulham and Watord.

Bournemouth look to be the better of these two sides and are certainly capable of playing the more attractive football. Newcastle have looked solid enough at the back and likely won't make this easy, but they do continue to lack a real goal threat.

A tough one to call with Newcastle edging it defensively for us but Bournemouth looking the better side going forward. This looks like a draw.

Prediction: Newcastle United 1 - 1 AFC Bournemouth


Half time: 2 - 1
Full time: 2 - 1
Shots:  13 - 11
Shots on target: 7 - 5
Corner Kicks: 7 - 10
Possession: 47% - 53%

Fabian Schar and Salomon Rondon were booked for the home side in this one with referee Lee Probert also taking the name of Lewis Cook of Brighton.

Newcastle had a couple of key absentees here with Jamaal Lascelles and Jonjo Shelvey missing. In the end though it was one of their summer signings who is only now working his way into the side as Salomon Rondon put in a fine battering ram centre forward display.

The opening goal came in the seventh minute and it was Rondon who grabbed it. Mo Diamé playing the ball over the top for Deandre Yedlin on the right-hand side who then cut the ball back into the area for Rondon to fire on goal. Asmir Begovic saved well but the big Venezuelan was on hand to finish off the rebound.

Then in the 40th minute Rondon made it two. Ki Sung-Yueng sweeping the ball to Kenedy on the left and the Brazilian playing an excellent cross into the area to find Rondon muscling across Nathan Aké to thump a header into the top left.

Bournemouth did give themselves a route back into this in first half stoppage time. Ryan Fraser's corner from the left-hand side being met by Jefferson Lerma at the near corner of the six yard box to loop a header across goal and into the right hand side of the goal.

Both sides had their chances in the second half, but overall the home side probably just about edged this and deserved the points on the day.

Back to back wins for Newcastle sees them hit the heady heights of 14th in the table. Bournemouth stay sixth.

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