Newcastle v Burnley Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 26/02/19

Newcastle v Burnley Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Tom Love (@TomLove_18) previews Newcastle United v Burnley and provides us with his best bets for Tuesday night's televised clash by analysing team news, potential line ups, head to head, key stats, facts and more.

Newcastle v Burnley Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 26/02/19
  • Time: 20:00pm
  • Venue: St James' Park
  • Channel: BT Sport 1

Two sides who have picked up of late meet on Tyneside on Tuesday night. Newcastle got a nice 2-0 win at home to Huddersfield at the weekend with new signing Miguel Almiron impressing on debut.

The Toon Army seem to have a bit of confidence in them after the surprise win against Man City a month ago or so. Before that they dispatched Cardiff 3-0 at St James' Park and since then they've drawn at Molineux and as mentioned best Huddersfield.

Burnley are also in decent nick. They're unbeaten in 2019 and they seem to be back to their old selves. Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes are on fire for the Clarets and that makes them a threat to anyone. Beating Spurs last time out was a clear message to the league and it shows they mean business.

On the data Burnley aren't great. They're shipping 1.9 goals per game on the expected goals metric and their games are averaging 2.9 goals per game and the xG of those are at 3.1.

Tom Heaton has been in inspirational form for the Lancashire club and he's kept them in it for a few weeks or months now.

Team News

Rob Elliot and Ciaran Clark are the only players out for the hosts.

Burnley remain without Steven Defour, Aaron Lennon and Jon Walters for this clash.

Potential Newcastle Starting XI: Dubravka, Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Lejeune, Ritchie, Hayden, Longstaff, Almiron, Perez, Rondon.

Potential Burnley Starting XI: Heaton, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil, Wood, Barnes.

Key Stats & Facts

  • Newcastle are unbeaten in their last 3 home games.
  • Burnley haven't lost in their last 8 in the last 8 games.
  • Chris Wood and Ashley Barnes between them have scored all 9 Burnley goals in their last 9 away games.

Betting Odds

  • Newcastle – 23/20
  • Draw – 23/10
  • Burnley – 3/1

The Verdict

With Newcastle going well enough at home but Burnley unbeaten for a while the draw looks the most likely outcome at 12/5. The last two meetings at St. James' Park have ended all square and with both teams slowly getting out of relegation trouble it could be a result they both take.

Miguel Almiron made a huge impact for the Magpies last time out and given the amount of shots Burnley concede he looks a good bet in the shots markets. He along with Salamon Rondon and Ashley Barnes have been getting a fair few on target.

For all 3 of the players to have a shot on target in the game is 9/2 with Betfair and looks worth a small play.

Recommended Bets

  • 1pt – Draw – 12/5 (Bet365)
  • 1pt – Rondon, Almiron and Barnes all to have 1+ shot on target – 9/2 (Betfair)