Newcastle are in need of a result against high-flying Bournemouth. Opta rates their chances.
"Newcastle’s five home league games this season have seen just six goals scored (F3 A3), with no side netting more than once in a single match. In contrast, there have been 20 goals scored in the Magpies’ six away games (F6 A14)."
Under 2.5 goals is 1.845/6.
The home side lost each of the first three Premier League meetings between Newcastle and Bournemouth, but are unbeaten in the last three (W1 D2), with Newcastle winning this exact fixture 2-1 last season. Another Newcastle win is 2.727/4.
Bournemouth have won two of their three Premier League away games against Newcastle. The Cherries are 2.9215/8 to claim victory.
Newcastle's five home league games this season have seen just six goals scored (F3 A3), with no side netting more than once in a single match. In contrast, there have been 20 goals scored in the Magpies' six away games (F6 A14). Under 2.5 goals is 1.845/6.
Bournemouth have kept a clean sheet in each of their last three Premier League games. They've never gone four games without conceding in the competition, last doing so in league competition back in March 2014. Bournemouth are 3.55/2 to keep another clean sheet.
Newcastle are looking to secure back-to-back Premier League victories for the first time since April - they scored more goals in their 3-2 win against West Ham last time out than they had in their previous five Premier League games combined (2). The Magpies are 1.9110/11 in the Draw No Bet market.
After a run that saw them saw score 17 goals across six away games in the Premier League, Bournemouth have failed to score in their last two on the road. Under 1.5 goals is 3.412/5.
Five of Newcastle's nine Premier League goals this season have been scored by defenders - both a higher total and a higher percentage (56%) than any other side so far this season. Over 2.5 goals is 2.1211/10.
Ciaran Clark scored his 13th Premier League goal in Newcastle's 3-2 win over West Ham - 11 of those 13 have been headers (85%), the second-highest percentage of any player to score 10 Premier League goals behind David Wetherall (13/15, 87%). Clark is 15.014/1 to score again.
Jonjo Shelvey has scored two Premier League goals for Newcastle this season (6 games), as many as he had in his previous three campaigns in the competition for the Magpies combined (61 games). He last scored more in a single top-flight season in 2014-15 (3 with Swansea). Shelvey is 8.07/1 to add to his tally.