Newcastle – Rochdale Prediction & Picks (14.01.2020)


Newcastle – Rochdale SOCCER PICKS

Newcastle United and Rochdale measure forces in St. James’ Park, in a second leg for this phase of the FA Cup (3rd Round Replays), after the tie for (1‑1) in the first leg. There is only 1 direct match record in the last 3 years between these two teams, on 04-01-2020, which ended with a draw for (1‑1). Rochdale presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the home factor can be decisive.

Newcastle United :

The home team comes to this second leg in advantage, after the draw away by (1‑1) in the first leg, so a draw may be enough to get the qualification. 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, 2 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with 19 goals scored and 26 suffered; against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in his stadium, with 15 goals scored and 18 suffered. In the last game he played for the Premier League, he tied with Wolverhampton Wanderers out by (1‑1). In their last 10 home games Newcastle United records 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he only got 2 comebacks in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal.

The local club is doing a medium-sized campaign in the Premier League. Currently occupies only thirteenth place in the table, with 26 points added in 22 games. To advance to the next phase of the Fa Cup, you must show a higher quality football within the 4 lines, since in your last matches you have had irregularities in the field. Coach S. Bruce will have a lot of work for the rest of the season to increase team morale, but he promises that Rochdale will play with the desire to win. How he tied for 1×1 in the first round, if the match ends without goals guarantees the qualification, but the team wants the victory.


The away team comes to this second leg at a disadvantage, because despite the draw in the first leg they suffered 1 goal at home. This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, since in the last 30 games it records 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. The team comes to this match after a home victory with Bolton Wanderers by (2‑0). In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Rochdale won 5, drew 1 and lost 4. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 20 of the last 30 matches have ended with Over 2 , 5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times and only got 1 comeback.

The visiting club is making a bad campaign in the English League 1, currently in the dangerous 18th position of the championship, with only 28 points added in 25 games. Coach B. Barry-Murphy is worried about the rest of the Rochdale season and is aware that he needs to win more frequently to avoid any danger of relegation. In the Fa Cup, this away-from-home game against Newcastle is seen as an opportunity for the team to demonstrate that they can continue firm in the season in search of greater dreams. After a 1×1 draw at home, the team needs the victory to qualify for the next phase of the tournament.

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