Bournemouth to lose again?

Last updated: November 2, 2015 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Saturday, 12:45pm
Venue: The Vitality Stadium
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: LLLLD
Away form: DLWLD
Last season:
Competition: The Premier League

Newcastle failed to win against Stoke City ending with a 0-0 draw in their last Premiership game, but The Magpies put in a great performance at St. James’ Park. The 22-year-old English goalkeeper Butland was the only reason Stoke came away with the point. He made a couple of saves and became the Man of The Match. Now, Newcastle are visiting Bournemouth at The Vitality Stadium and Steve McClaren hopes his team will secure their first away victory of the campaign.

The Cherries lost their third consecutive Premier League game against Southampton last weekend. Despite Bournemouth playing better in the second half, after the break they managed to get only one shot on target. In addition, they have recorded just one victory in their last 8 matches and it seems Bournemouth won’t keep their place in The Premiership. Newcastle are also fighting for survival so this match is a real 6-pointer.

Eddie Howe has very big problems in defence. To begin with, his goalkeepers are totally out of form. The Bournemouth defenders are also showing a very poor performance, the team conceded 12 goals in their last 3 Premier League matches.

Team News

Newcastle also have a problem with their goalkeepers. Tim Krul is long-term injured and now Elliot finds his place in the starting eleven.

Five more players are injured for The Magpies. Jack Colback is suffering from a knee injury. The others sidelined are Aarons, Darlow, Taylor and Riviere.

Life is difficult for Bournemouth without their clinical striker Callum Wilson, who has recently received an ACL knee ligament injury.

Tommy Elphick is suffering from an ankle ligament injury. Max Gradel and Mings are also unavailable because of injuries.

Quotes of the week

Eddie Howe Bournemouth Eddie Howe (Bournemouth) : “I felt we did not do well without the ball, and we certainly did not do well with the ball.”

Steve McClaren  from Newcastle Steve McClaren (Newcastle) : “You don’t have to be rocket scientists and experts in football to know that we dominated that game. We felt a lot of injustice against us.”

Expected line-ups:

Bournemouth (4-4-2): Federici, Daniels, Cook, Distin, Francis, Arter, Pugh, Surman, Ritchie, Gosling, Murray.
Subs Boruc, Tomlin, MacDonald, Kermorgant, Bennett, King, Stanislas.
Injured: Gradel, Mings, Wilson, Elphick
Not available:
Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Elliot, Coloccini, Janmaat, Dummett, Mbemba, Wijnaldum, Sissoko, Anita, Tiote, Ayoze, Mitrovic
Subs Woodman, de Jong, Thauvin, Haïdara, Gouffran, Cisse, Lascelles.
Injured: Riviere, Taylor, Aarons, Darlow, Krul, Colback
Not available:

So far this season

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Bournemouth this season Newcastle this season
17 League Position 18
1 (1) (at home) Wins (away) 1 (0)
2-0 vs. Sunderland Biggest win 6-2 vs. Norwich
2 (0) (at home) Draws (away) 3 (1)
2 (5) (at home) Losses (away) 2 (4)
1-5 to Manchester City and Tottenham Biggest Defeat 1-6 to Manchester City
Wilson (5) Top scorer Wijnaldum (6)
Francis (2) Assist Leader Sissoko (4)
Y19, R0 Discipline Y21, R3
3 Failures to score 6
1 Clean Sheets 2
7 Both Teams to Score Games 5
5 Over 2.5 Games 6
6 Under 2.5 Games 5
  • Newcastle and Bournemouth haven’t met on the pitch before, so this will be the first match in the Head to Head history between these two teams.
  • The Magpies haven’t won a single away match. They have recorded 1 draw and 4 defeats. Newcastle have won only one of their last 18 Premiership away games.
  • Bournemouth’s only home Premiership victory was against Sunderland (2-0) on 19th September 2015. The Cherries have also recorded 2 draws and two defeats at The Vitality Stadium.
  • The Cherries, before this match, are just one point in front of Newcastle and a victory for the Magpies would put Bournemouth in the relegation zone.