Newcastle remains on a mission to come off a disappointing midweek loss this weekend in the Premier League. The side will welcome home Fulham at St. James Park this Saturday with kickoff at 11 pm.
Steve Bruce suffered a 5-2 defeat to Leeds United on Wednesday while their opponents are coming off successive draws to Liverpool and Brighton.
Despite sitting in the bottom half of the table, Steve Bruce will contend with picking 17 points from the club’s first dozen matches in the Premier League. However, suffering a 5-2 defeat to Leeds United set back their progress so far.
Magpies will cherish having a game in hand over most of the teams above them. However, suffering four defeats in six matches might leave the team struggling from the top half standings on the table.
Moreover, Steve Bruce might cherish improvements made by his side on the final third, none of his squad has scored more than once in the last five fixtures. It is a run he will be looking to come to an end come the weekend.
On the other hand, the Cottagers have gained five points from their last six league matches. A major improvement under Scott Parker has been defensive. The Cottages are currently going on 265 minutes without conceding a goal during open play, with two of the three goals scored by Manchester City and Liverpool from a penalty spot.
Newcastle vs. Fulham Head to Head
Both sides have 19 games against each other with Newcastle taking home six wins while Fulham with 11 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Leeds United 5-2 Fulham
Newcastle 2-1 West Brom
Crystal Palace 0-2 Newcastle
Newcastle 0-2 Chelsea
Southampton 2-0 Newcastle
Fulham 0-0 Brighton
Fulham 1-1 Liverpool
Man City 2-0 Fulham
Leicester City 1-2 Fulham
Fulham 2-3 Everton
Newcastle United Team News
Given the recent outbreak of coronavirus for the side, we expect Steve Bruce to come with various alternations for the third fixture in a week. Hendrick looks set to make his stay in the starting XI after netting a goal on Wednesday.
Fulham Team News
On his return to former club, Mitrovic looks set to replace Ruben Loftus-Cheek ahead of the attacking threat. Tom Cairney is pushing for a recall to the side. We expect to go for the same starting XI this weekend.
Prediction and Odds
Both teams have a chance to make a significant leap in their standings hence both teams will be on top shape.
Goals Under 2.5
Away: No Score