Newcastle United will play Bournemouth on Premier League matchday 25. Newcastle will be upset not to be in the midweek U.C.L. knockout rounds this week after their early December group stage departure. The departure has given them time to relax between games, and they will visit Bournemouth on Saturday to try to finish in the top 5. The Magpies have won just 2 of their last 7 Premier League games. Newcastle will have an opportunity to revive their top-5 campaign against 13th-ranked Bournemouth. 

Bournemouth overcame criticism and remained in the Premier League. A stellar 21/22 Championship season, they earned the club promotion to the top flight of English football. The Cherries have established themselves as a formidable bottom-table squad and hope to finish 10th this season. After losing their past five league games, Andoni Iraola’s team needs help. This run was anticipated following a series of injuries, so Andoni shouldn’t worry. His squad has scored eight goals in the past three games. Despite a losing streak, Cherries show some promise.

Top 3 marketsBest odds at bookmakers
Newcastle to win: ⚽1.83 at Bet9ja
Over 2.5 goals: 🥅1.48 at 1xbet
Both teams to score at half-time: ✅3.30 at Sportybet

Newcastle and Bournemouth: Previous Games 

The Magpies’ performance under Eddie Howe has been remarkable. With a combination of fluidity and a will to win, Newcastle have been impressive. A poor run of form and a defence that lets in too many goals have plagued them recently. The team came close to losing last week against Nottingham Forest, but Bruno Guimaraes’s heroic solo performance earned them a 3-2 win.

The club’s disarray and injuries have contributed significantly to their on-field struggles this season. Newcastle paid significant money in the summer to capture AC Milan’s Sandro Tonali. The purpose of the signing was to make a declaration. And yet, Tonali was convicted of several gambling violations only one month into the season. The Italian will be out of commission until the next season begins after he was handed a one-year suspension from competitive football. 

Everything has been the same at the Bournemouth camp. A humiliating 3-1 setback to Fulham awaits Bournemouth in their St. James’ Park match. The Cherries’ fatigue in the Fulham encounter was due to their injuries.

Probable Newcastle Lineup

Dúbravka; Trippier, Schär, Burn, Botman; Almirón, Guimarães, Longstaff; Miley, Wilson and Gordon

Probable Bournemouth Lineup

Neto; Smith, Senesi, Kelly, Zabarnyi; Christie, Cook, Tavernier; Scott, Solanke & Sinisterra

Betting tips: Newcastle x Bournemouth

Check out our predictions of the day for Newcastle vs. Bournemouth

Prediction 1: Newcastle x Bournemouth / Newcastle to win

Newcastle United have won three of their last four home meetings against Bournemouth, and with an unblemished streak of four in this stretch, Eddie Howe’s squad appears more likely to win this game.

Prediction 2: Newcastle x Bournemouth  / Over 2.5 goals

The two sides are in comparable form going into the match, and a win would stop their losing streak. Newcastle United is confident in securing a home victory despite a laundry list of injuries. Bournemouth will line up in a tight mid-block in defence of Newcastle, hoping to take advantage of any holes in their defence.

Considering the offensive talent of both Bournemouth and Newcastle, the game is predicted to be filled with goals.

Prediction 3: Newcastle x Bournemouth / Both teams to score at half-time

Newcastle was in a funk after losing four in the Premier League before Christmas. However, they have pulled themselves together since then, earning seven points in their past three games.

The most striking aspect of their success is the number of goals scored in each game. A 3-1 victory away at Aston Villa—a team that had not lost a league game at home in over a year—clearly boosted their confidence levels.

Eddie Howe’s squad has scored four or more goals in their past six league games, including last week’s 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest, and their most recent home game was a 4-4 tie with Luton.

Although Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson’s involvement in the attack is uncertain due to injuries, Howe will be confident in his team’s ability to find the back of the net since they have scored in six of their past nine home encounters.