With the mid-table clash in the league hitting up more than ever, the two favorites mid-table team will be battling it out this weekend. Newcastle will be playing host to Burnely at St. James Park. The match schedules for 29th February, with kickoff at 18:00 GMT.
Newcastle has been victim to back to back defeats in the league; they were also narrowly beaten by Crystal Palace in their last outing. Left-back Valentino Lazaro was on the end of a marching order in injury time of the game and remains suspended ahead of the clash.
Burnley has currently won in their past five Premier League matches, making for a record for the squad. A massive 3-0 win over Bournemouth was enough to seal the 10th position for the squad. The side will be looking to extend their lead in the league while taking over the tag of a mid-table team.
The Clarets rise to the top has been an utterly heartfelt story. The side now stands three points off the sixth position in the squad. Will Steve Bruce change the waves for the side and pull off a surprising win, or will Sean Dyche continue with his winning streak?
Newcastle vs. Burnley Head to Head
Both sides have met seven times in league, with each team pulling off two wins. Three games end in a draw between the two sides. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Newcastle 1-0 Burnley
Burnley 0-2 Newcastle
Newcastle 1-2 Burnley
Newcastle 1-1 Burnley
Burnley 1-0 Newcastle
Newcastle 3-3 Burnley
Burnley 1-1 Newcastle
Newcastle Team News
New signing Lazaro will miss out on the clash after a suspension during their clash against Crystal Palace. Bruce will contend with an injury boost ahead of the clash with the return of Jonjo Shelvey and Javier Manquillo. Warming the bench includes Andy Caroll and Jetro Willems.
Burnley Team News
Forward Chris Wood could make his return to the squad after picking a minor injury during their clash against Southampton. Another injury boost for Sean Dyche will be the return of Johann Berg Gudmundsson. The star was on the bench during their 3-0 win over Bournemouth.
Another doubt ahead of the clash will be Matt Lowton. The knee injury is still under assessment ahead of the clash for the talisman. After suffering a hernia, forward Ashley Barnes remains on the sidelines. Other contenders for the spot include Rodriguez and Vydra.
Prediction and Odds
The lack of an attacking threat from Newcastle might be the downfall for Steve Bruce. However, Burnley is proceeding well despite the injury woes.