Preview - Newcastle United vs AFC Bournemouth 09 November 19

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Match Day 12
Newcastle United vs. AFC Bournemouth
Saturday, November 9th 2019
23:00pm (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: St. James' Park

Newcastle United:
Last five matches form: L W L D W
Average goals per match: 0.82
Average goals against per match: 1.55
Top Scorer: Jonjo Shelvey (2)

AFC Bournemouth:
Last five matches form: D L D D W
Average goals per match: 1.27
Average goals against per match: 1.18
Top Scorer: Callum Wilson (5)

Eddie Howe's Bournemouth outfit carried on their solid start to the season with a home win over Manchester United last week and bid to keep the good times rolling on Match Day 12 as they make the long journey to the North East to take on Steve Bruce and Newcastle United.

It was Newcastle who just about held the edge in this matchup last season - winning this game 2-1 and picking up a 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture at the Vitality.

Newcastle's injury list does appear to be easing at present, but Sean Longstaff does miss out through suspension. Jefferson Lerma is suspended for Bournemouth, whilst David Brooks, Andrew Surman, Charlie Daniels and Junior Stanislas are expected to miss out through injury.

Newcastle put in what was probably just about their best display of the season in the first half at West Ham last weekend, and if they could finish, they may be on their way to being a half decent side. They are however yet to score more than once in five home games - with that win over Manchester United their only success to date. On the plus side they are also yet to concede more than one in front of their own fans.

Bournemouth have now lost only one of their last seven in the league, keeping a clean sheet in each of their last three. Having already won at Aston Villa and Southampton, they will be likely looking at this game as the type of fixture in which they can pick up three points.

We were actually impressed with Newcastle last week - and particularly with the number of chances they created. With home advantage and the injury situation in the favour we fancy them to win this one.

Prediction: Newcastle United 3 - 1 AFC Bournemouth


Half time: 1 - 1
Full time: 2 - 1
Shots: 20 - 16
Shots on target: 9 - 3
Corner Kicks: 5 - 4
Possession: 33% - 67%

Two bookings in this one, both for the home side, with referee Martin Atkinson taking the names of Isaac Hayden and Federico Fernandez.

A pulsating encounter at St. James Park this afternoon, and one in which the home side ultimately came away with what was just about a deserved three points. The pace in this side will likely cause plenty of team's problems this season, and if they could actually get any of their forward line scoring goals, they may be in for a significantly better season than manty predicted following the departure of Rafa Benitez. As it was, two goals from another two defenders was enough to pick up the three points.

It was however Bournemouth who took the lead in the 14th minute courtesy of a well worked corner routine. The ball initially played short from the left before being laid into the path of Harry Wilson around 12 yards out in the left or the area. Excellent finish from Wilson into the bottom left.

Newcastle were always in this though and grabbed an equaliser three minutes before the break. Allan Saint-Maximin - who had only moments earlier struck the crossbar - making space to shoot in the left of the area but appearing to scuff his shot. DeAndre Yedlin was on full alert though to turn that shot into a cross and nod home from a couple of yards at the far post. 1-1 at the interval.

What turned out to be the winner arrived seven minutes into the second half. Jetro Willems crossing from deep on the left following a corner, Federico Fernandez rising to nod towards goal and Ciaran Clark making a scruffy connection on the edge of the six-yard box to send the ball into the bottom right.

Newcastle had the best of the remainder but couldn't put the game to bed and nearly paid the price late when Joshua King headed wide from only a couple of yards. 2-1 it finished.

Newcastle climb up to eleventh with this win whilst Bournemouth remain in seventh.

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