Newcastle United vs AFC Bournemouth Match Analysis & Prediction
20/12/2022 10:45 pm
Another Eddie Howe Bournemouth reunion commences on Tuesday, as Newcastle United and AFC Bournemouth return to competitive action in the fourth round of the EFL Cup at St James’ Park.
The Magpies defeated Crystal Palace on penalties to set up a last-16 tie with their visitors, who beat Everton 4-1 in the third round to set up a contest with their former leader.
Newcastle United prepare for a long-awaited return to competitive action, and the Magpies have only known how to win in the final few months of the calender year.
Howe’s side entered the World Cup break on a six-game winning run across all competitions, moving up to third in the Premier League table after winning each of their last five top-flight games, but the needed penalties to overcome Crystal Palace in the EFL Cup third round after a goalless draw.
Tranmere Rovers also lost to Newcastle in the second round of the EFL Cup, and two winter friendlies with Al Hilal and Rayo Callecano earlier this month ended in 5-0 and 2-1 victories for the Magpies respectively.
Everton cannot forget their last two trips to the Vitality Stadium quickly enough, as Bournemouth entered the World Cup break off the back of two dominant victories over the Merseyside club in the EFL Cup and Premier League respectively.
After progressing to the last 16 of the EFL Cup after a 4-1 victory over the Toffees, Bournemouth hosted Everton in the Premier League just four days later and recorded a three-goal win, as Jaidon Anthony, Marcus Tavernier and Kieffer Moore scored.
However, Christmas does not bring a welcoming fixture for Bournemouth, as they resume Premier League action away to Chelsea on December 27, and they travel to Newcastle having failed to win any of their last four away games, drawing two before suffering successive defeats to West Ham United and Leeds United.
Newcastle United vs. AFC Bournemouth Head to head
These two teams have previously met on nine occasions in the Premier League, where Newcastle have claimed four victories while Bournemouth have won two, and they have drawn in three. Newcastle have scored 15 goals and conceded 12 in the process.
10/11/2018Newcastle United2AFC Bournemouth1Premier League
16/03/2019AFC Bournemouth2Newcastle United2Premier League
09/11/2019Newcastle United2AFC Bournemouth1Premier League
01/07/2020AFC Bournemouth1Newcastle United4Premier League
17/09/2022Newcastle United1AFC Bournemouth1Premier League
Newcastle United Team News
Newcastle’s Alexander Isak is unlikely to be back from a calf problem in time for this contest, while Bruno Guimaraes and Callum Wilson are uncertain following their World Cup quarter-final exits.
Joelinton, Paul Dummett and Emil Krafth take are also absent, with the former pulling up with a tight hamstring in the friendly with Al-Hilal.
Newcastle United's Last 5 Matches
06/11/2022Southampton1Newcastle United4Premier League
09/11/2022Newcastle United(P)0Crystal Palace0League Cup
12/11/2022Newcastle United1Chelsea0Premier League
08/12/2022Al Hilal0Newcastle United5Club Friendlies
17/12/2022Newcastle United2Rayo Vallecano1Club Friendlies
AFC Bournemouth Team News
Chris Mepham and Kieffer Moore were the only Bournemouth r3epresentatives in Qatar with Wales, and they are sure to be available here after the Dragons’ group-stage elimination.
Goalkeeper Neto may not return from a hamstring issue just yet, alongside Lloyd Kelly with an ankle issue and David Brooks with a thigh problem.
AFC Bournemouth's Last 5 Matches
24/10/2022West Ham United2AFC Bournemouth0Premier League
29/10/2022AFC Bournemouth2Tottenham Hotspur3Premier League
05/11/2022Leeds United4AFC Bournemouth3Premier League
08/11/2022AFC Bournemouth4Everton1League Cup
12/11/2022AFC Bournemouth3Everton0Premier League
Newcastle United vs. AFC Bournemouth: Odds and Predictions
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