Both Norwich and Newcastle tasted defeat on the opening weekend of the season. Opta tries to prise them apart.
"Norwich striker Teemu Pukki has scored with his first shot on target in each of his last eight league seasons, with Schalke 04, Celtic, Brøndby IF & Norwich City. The Finnish forward has scored with three of his last four shots on target in league football."
Norwich are unbeaten in their last six home Premier League games against Newcastle United (W4 D2 L0) since losing their first match against them in the competition at Carrow Road in January 1994 under Mike Walker. A Norwich win is 2.3211/8.
In 2015-16 - the last time the sides met in the Premier League - the two games between Norwich and Newcastle produced 13 goals, the most of any fixture that season. Over 2.5 goals is 2.0421/20.
Newcastle have won their first away league match of the season in just two of the last 21 seasons (W2 D8 L11), winning in 2007-08 against Bolton Wanderers and 2011-12 against Sunderland. The draw is 3.55/2.
Newcastle have won just two of their last 28 Premier League away games in August (D10 L16). They're winless in their last seven such games, failing to score a single goal in that run since beating Sunderland 1-0 in 2011, when Steve Bruce was in the opposite dugout. Norwich are 1.664/6 Draw No Bet.
Newcastle have won two of their last three Premier League away games (D1), as many as they had in their previous 19 on the road (W2 D7 L10). The Magpies are looking to secure back-to-back away league wins for the first time since January 2018. Newcastle are 3.412/5 to claim victory.
None of the last seven managers to take charge of Norwich in the Premier League (Deehan, Megson, Worthington, Lambert, Hughton, Adams, Neil) have won their first home match in charge of the Canaries in the competition; the last to do so was Mike Walker in August 1992 in their first home match in the Premier League against Chelsea. Newcastle are 2.486/4 Draw No Bet.
The last four Newcastle managers have all lost their first away Premier League match in charge of the club - Alan Pardew, John Carver, Steve McClaren and Rafael Benitez. A draw half-time/full-time Norwich victory is 6.25/1.
Newcastle manager Steve Bruce's three away Premier League matches against Norwich have all ended in defeat with different clubs - May 2005 with Birmingham, September 2011 with Sunderland and January 2014 with Hull City. Norwich are 3.953/1 to win half-time/full-time.
Norwich striker Teemu Pukki has scored with his first shot on target in each of his last eight league seasons, with Schalke 04, Celtic, Brøndby IF & Norwich City. The Finnish forward has scored with three of his last four shots on target in league football. Pukki is 2.77/4 to score.
Only three previous Newcastle managers have lost both of their first two Premier League games in charge of the club - Kevin Keegan, Ruud Gullit and Chris Hughton. Newcastle are 1.748/11 to avoid defeat in the Double Chance market.
Dan Fitch 2019/20 Season P/L
Staked: 13.00 pts
Returned: 13.20 pts
P/L: +0.20 pts