AFC Bournemouth vs Newcastle United- Match Overview
Bournemouth will be desperate to get as many points in the Premier League between now and the end of the season. The Cherries enter their clash against the Magpies in 18th position on the standings and in the relegation zone. Eddie Howe’s side has not claimed a victory during their previous six league games. The last time that they claimed three points was in February when they defeated Sheffield United 2-1.
Considering their circumstances, Newcastle United has performed decently this season under Steve Bruce. They will be looking to move further up the table.
AFC Bournemouth vs Newcastle United- Team News
The Cherries enter the game on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers. They have lost both their games since the Premier League resumed. However, the Cherries will fancy their chances of getting points against Newcastle. They desperately need a win to restore their confidence or avoiding relegation this season could be a tough ask.
Injury news: Bournemouth will have to make do without the services of influential striker Callum Wilson. The Englishman is suspended for the game after picking up his tenth yellow card of the season. Joshua King is expected to return to action for Howe’s side. Philip Billling is expected to be fit despite having to go off during the defeat against Wolves. Simon Francis and Charlies Daniels will miss out.
Form (Premier League): LLDLLL
With 39 points to their name, Newcastle is effectively safe from relegation this season. However, the Magpies will be looking to move further up the standings to end the season on a high. There is also talk of a Newcastle takeover taking place soon. Some fans do not feel that Bruce is the right man to take the club forward. He will be looking to make a case to prove them wrong.
Injury news: A late decision will be made on the availability of Matt Ritchie. He could not play during the club’s FA Cup elimination at the hands of Manchester City due to a hamstring injury.
The Magpies are set to welcome the likes of Martin Dubravka, Jonjo Shelvey and Joelinton whilst Ciaran Clark and Florian Lejeune will miss out.
Form (Premier League): LLDWWD
Bournemouth vs Newcastle- Predicted Lineups
Ramsdale; Stacey, S Cook, Ake, Smith; Brooks, L Cook, Lerma, Billing, Stanislas; King
Dubravka; Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Rose; Almiron, Shelvey, S Longstaff, Hayden, Saint-Maximin; Joelinton
Based on current form, Newcastle will be expected to win the game. Bournemouth will know though that a failure to get something from this match will further hamper their chances of survival this season. They will go all-out and press the Magpies and hence a draw could be on the cards.
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