Opta Stats: Newcastle v Everton

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce.
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Only three points separates Newcastle and Everton. Opta tries to prise them apart.

"Newcastle have conceded just seven goals in Premier League home games this season, their fewest after nine top-flight games at St James’ Park since the 2003-04 campaign (5). Indeed, Newcastle have shipped fewer home goals than any other Premier League side this season."

Under 2.5 goals is 1.834/5.

Newcastle came from 0-2 down to win this exact fixture 3-2 last season - they've not won back-to-back league games against Everton since December 2002 (three). A Newcastle win is 3.711/4.

Everton have won four of their last six Premier League away games against Newcastle (L2), having won just three of their first 18 visits to St James' Park in the competition (D4 L11). An Everton win is 2.226/5.

Newcastle have won just one of their previous 14 final Premier League games in a calendar year (excluding campaigns in which they were relegated) (D2 L11). Everton are 1.584/7 in the Draw No Bet market.

Everton haven't won their final Premier League game of a calendar year since 2013 (2-1 vs Southampton), losing four and drawing once since. Newcastle are 2.6613/8 Draw No Bet.

Newcastle are unbeaten in their last eight home Premier League games (W4 D4), last enjoying a longer run at St James' Park in the competition between January-April 2012 (9 games). The draw is 3.55/2.

Everton have won just one of their last 12 Premier League away games (D4 L7), beating Southampton 2-1 in November. The Toffees are without a clean sheet on the road in eight league games, having kept a shutout in five of their previous nine away from home. Newcastle are 1.84/5 to avoid defeat in the Double Chance market.

Newcastle have conceded just seven goals in Premier League home games this season, their fewest after nine top-flight games at St James' Park since the 2003-04 campaign (5). Indeed, Newcastle have shipped fewer home goals than any other Premier League side this season. Under 2.5 goals is 1.834/5.

Following their 1-4 defeat at Man Utd last time out, Newcastle are looking to avoid losing back-to-back Premier League games for the first time since their opening two games of the season. An Everton win and both teams to score is 4.57/2.

Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored six goals in his 17 Premier League games this season, equalling his best goalscoring return in a single top-flight campaign (six in 35 appearances in 2018-19). Calvert-Lewin is 3.259/4 to score.

Carlo Ancelotti won his first Premier League match in charge of Everton - only Joe Royle in 1994 and David Moyes in 2002 have won their first two in charge of the Toffees in the competition. The draw half-time/Everton full-time double result is 5.59/2.

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