Opta Stats: Newcastle v Bournemouth

Will Steve Mcclaren still be smiling after Newcastle's match with Bournemouth?
Will Steve Mcclaren still be smiling after Newcastle's match with Bournemouth?

It's a crucial relegation six-pointer as Newcastle face Bournemouth. Opta presents the tale of the tape.

"Just 54% of Newcastle’s passes have been in the opposition half this season – a lower proportion than every other team in the Premier League."

Under 2.5 goals is 1.9210/11.

Newcastle and Bournemouth have met seven times in all competitions with two wins for the Cherries and three for the Magpies. Newcastle are 2.77/4 to win.

In the reverse fixture back in November, Newcastle's opening goal courtesy of Ayoze
Perez came via their only shot of any kind in the first-half and their only shot on target in the whole game. Under 1.5 goals is 3.65.

Bournemouth have lost just one of their last eight Premier League away games (W3 D4 L1). The draw is 3.45.

The Magpies have lost just two of their last 10 Premier League matches at St James Park (W4 D4 L2). Newcastle are 1.9210/11 in the Draw No Bet market.

Bournemouth have scored the most goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches this season (8). They are 3.39/4 to be leading by half-time.

This is Newcastle's lowest tally of points after 27 games of a Premier League season (24). Newcastle are 2.021/1 to be relegated.

The Cherries have run the furthest of any Premier League side in 2015-16 so far (3273kms). Bournemouth are 2.8815/8 to win.

Benik Afobe has scored four goals in his last seven Premier League appearances and Bournemouth have won three and drawn one of those games. Afobe is 3.052/1 to score.

All nine of Georginio Wijnaldum's Premier League goals for Newcastle United have come at St James' Park. He's 3.711/4 to score.

Just 54% of Newcastle's passes have been in the opposition half this season - a lower proportion than every other team in the Premier League. Under 2.5 goals is 1.9210/11.

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