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AFC Bournemouth vs Newcastle Predictions

England Premier League | Vitality Stadium | 1st July
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AFC Bournemouth vs Newcastle predictions for Wednesday’s Premier League tussle at the Vitality Stadium. Relegation candidates Bournemouth are in desperate need of a win against the Magpies. Read on for all our free Premier League predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 4/7

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
AFC Bournemouth 1-0 @ 6/1

Reason For AFC Bournemouth vs Newcastle Predictions

  • Under 2.5 goals were scored in seven of Newcastle’s last 10 league games.
  • Bournemouth took seven points from the last 12 on offer at home.
  • Newcastle lost two of their last three away games to nil.
  • Bournemouth were unbeaten in four of their last six meetings with Newcastle.

Bournemouth desperate for points

With an incredibly tough run of games on the horizon, Bournemouth’s clash against Newcastle United at the Vitality Stadium takes on huge importance for the Cherries in their bid to beat the drop this season.

After a sequence of five defeats in six Premier League fixtures, Eddie Howe’s strugglers find themselves third from bottom ahead of their bout with the Magpies, though a victory on the south coast this week could still launch Bournemouth up to 16th.

The Cherries, who lost each of their first two matches after the restart to nil, play Man Utd, Tottenham, Leicester and Man City in a nightmarish quartet of matches directly after their encounter with Newcastle on Wednesday – making their Magpies meeting a fixture of massive significance.

Bournemouth lost narrowly at Wolves in a 1-0 defeat at Molineux in their last outing, though their bounty of seven points from the last 12 on offer at the Vitality Stadium is a return that suggests they are capable of winning on Wednesday.

Newcastle limp out of cup

Newcastle warmed up for their south coast skirmish with a largely limp and lifeless display in their 2-0 reverse at home to Man City in the quarter final of the FA Cup on Sunday.

Steve Bruce set up his Magpies team in an incredibly defensive manner at St. James’ Park, and Newcastle ceded almost 80% of the possession during a dismal showing, eventually exiting the competition with a whimper.

In the Premier League, United’s performances have been more encouraging however, though Newcastle would have been a little disappointed to draw 1-1 with Aston Villa at St. James’ Park, having put 10-man Sheffield United to the sword at the same venue just three days earlier (3-0).

Goals expected to be in short supply

Newcastle’s 3-0 win over the Blades was remarkable, in that it was just the second time United plundered more than two goals in a single Premier League match since August.

The Magpies, in fact, registered one or fewer goals in 24 of their 31 top flight assignments this term, hitting the net less often than all but two of the division’s other clubs overall.

Coincidentally, Newcastle’s 29 goal haul for the entire campaign is a total matched exactly by Bournemouth – and the clubs’ shared 0.93 goals per 90 minutes average this season suggests we should expect little in the way of final third quality when these toothless outfits meet on Wednesday.

Under 2.5 goals rattled the net in 70% of Newcastle’s last 10 Premier League fixtures – a pattern we expect to continue when the Magpies visit a Bournemouth outfit that failed to score in three of their last five attempts.

However, alongside our under 2.5 goals tip, we’re forecasting a narrow 1-0 win for Bournemouth for our correct score prediction.

With an achingly tough run of games to come, Eddie Howe and his players will recognize that Wednesday’s contest against Newcastle is a must-win fixture, and having strung together some positive results at the Vitality Stadium, we think the Cherries can make home advantage count again.

In addition, Bournemouth will have enjoyed a full week’s rest by the time they kick-off on Wednesday, while Newcastle will likely be a little jaded having been given the run-around by Man City in the FA Cup on Sunday.

With that considered, we think Bournemouth, who are averaging just 1.13 goals per game at home this season, can eke out a crucial victory against a Newcastle team that failed to notch in two of their last three away tests.

Misfiring strikers meet

Bournemouth’s meeting with Newcastle on Wednesday pits two misfiring sets of strikers against each other in a meeting of centre-forwards lacking confidence.

Cherries pair Joshua King and Callum Wilson have notched just one and two goals in their last eight Premier League appearances respectively, with the latter of the aforementioned duo picking up five yellow cards during the same period – a cautions haul that means he is suspended for Wednesday evening’s game.

For Newcastle, Brazilian flop Joelinton has bagged just once in 13 top tier runouts and just twice overall in the Premier League since his big summer switch from Hoffenheim last year, while Dwight Gayle’s return of just one goal in 20 appearances adds weight to the opinion that he is a Championship quality forward.

Bournemouth vs Newcastle United team news

Callum Wilson serves the first game of a two-match suspension this week following an accumulation of bookings.

Joshua King and Philip Billing are carrying knocks, though the Cherries will hope to have both available.

Simon Francis is also in a race to be fit, though Charlie Daniels remains on the sidelines.

Bournemouth predicted line-up: Ramsdale – Stacey, Cook, Ake, Smith – Brooks, Cook, Lerma, Billing, Stanislas – King

Ciaran Clark, Jack Colback and Jetro Willems are still in the treatment room, while Matt Ritchie is rated as doubtful for Wednesday’s game.

Steve Bruce must decide whether to field a four or five man defence against the Cherries, though the Magpies boss is expected to largely keep faith with the team that lost to Man City in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Newcastle predicted line-up: Dubravaka, Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez – Manquillo, Shelvey, Longstaff, Hayden, Rose – Saint-Maximin, Joelinton

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