Newcastle United and AFC Bournemouth measure forces in St. James’ Park, in a match for the 12th round of the Premier League. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 games. However, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was on 10-11-2018, for the Premier League, which ended the victory of Newcastle United by (2-1). The goals of the match were scored by S. Rondón (7 ‘and 39’), for Newcastle United, and J. Lerma (45 ‘), for Bournemouth AFC. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since the Bournemouth AFC has considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
After 3 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses, the home team is currently in 15th position, with 12 points won. In their last game, they won West Ham United out by (2‑3), after in the previous match they had drawn for (1‑1) at home, in a match against Wolverhampton Wanderers. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 19 goals scored and 25 suffered; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in his stadium, with 19 goals scored and 16 suffered. For the championship, Newcastle United conquered 6 points in 15 possible, after 1 victory, 3 draws and 1 defeat in the last 5 games he played in his stadium.
For this competition, he does not lose in his stadium 4 games ago. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 11 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Newcastle comes to this motivated match, after a 3-2 victory as a visitor against West Ham: Clark, Fernandez and Shelvey scored the goals of the win. The home team generally plays in a traditional 5-2-3, favoring a faster playing style, progressing mainly through the flanks. In this tactical drawing, the three men responsible for throwing panic in the rival area are Joelinton, Almirón and Saint-Maximin. For facing a more complicated rival, we believe that he will act defensively. Coach Steve Bruce cannot count on Lejeune and Schar, for being injured.
Bournemouth AFC :
The visiting team is currently in 7th position, with 16 points won, after 4 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate game, he tied out against Watford by (0-0). In the last game, he won at home against Manchester United by (1‑0). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. In its last 5 away matches for the championship, the AFC Bournemouth records 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses, so it won 7 points in 15 possible. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 11 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback. In the last 7 home games for all competitions there are 3 periods that stand out: he scored 4 of his 6 goals between minutes (0′-15 ‘); He suffered 3 of his 8 goals between minutes (0’-15 ‘) and 3 of his 8 between (61′-75’).
Bournemouth is motivated for this match, after a 1-0 win at home, against Manchester United, with a goal from King, 45 minutes into the game. Unlike the rival of this match, the visiting team must act in a tactical system in 4-4-2, to try to take advantage of counterattacks. In any case, he is expected to adopt a more defensive stance, with the aim of not giving space to his rival. The Bournemouth coach should not be able to count on Surman, Daniels, Stanislas, Brooks and Gosling, due to injury.