STAR PREVIEW: Bournemouth v Newcastle
[dropcap]N[/dropcap]othing like a relegation ‘six pointer’ at the beginning of November but that’s exactly what we have on Saturday lunchtime when the BT cameras are at Bournemouth for the visit of Newcastle.
Early birds may have also caught the Australian game Newcastle Jets v Western Sydney Wanderers which is also live on BT and I’ll leave it to you to decide which ‘Newcastle’ will create the most excitement….
Pleased with the late winner from Spurs on Thursday to continue the resurgent period of tipping for this column !!
Not much history between Bournemouth and Newcastle and given it’s a 1/5 chance (special price calculated by Star Sports) that at least one of them will be in the Championship next season it will be a true test of character at the Vitality Stadium.
One thing is sure – the draw helps no team and a stalemate could easily see both teams in the relegation zone come close of business this weekend.
Bournemouth’s manager Eddie Howe said: “It’s a huge game and we’re desperate to make sure that we pick up points and get the confidence back that only a win will bring. Once you do that, the world seems a totally different place in terms of football.”
Bournemouth’s Artur Boruc and Steve Cook are both fitness doubts, having missed the last two games with thigh and ankle injuries respectively.
For Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot has overcome a thigh problem.
AFC Bournemouth v Newcastle United
12:45 BT Sport 1 / BT Sport 1 HD / BT Sport Ultra HD
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
Jan 1992 FA CUP Newcastle 2-2 Bournemouth
Jan 1992 FA CUP Bournemouth 0-0 Newcastle
Feb 1990 DIV 2 (OLD) Newcastle 3-0 Bournemouth
Sep 1989 DIV 2 (OLD) Bournemouth 2-1 Newcastle
Jan 1973 FA CUP Newcastle 2-0 Bournemouth
Nov 1963 LEAGUE CUP Bournemouth 2-1 Newcastle
The respective defences are so bad that both teams to score at around 4/6 with Star Sports is the bet.
RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)
BACK BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE for 16 points at around 4/6 with Star Sports
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