Newcastle United vs BurnleyEnglish Premier League, KO: 15:00 Sep 30, 2023, St James’ Park
Newcastle United are seeking to maintain their recent good form as they host Burnley in a Premier League fixture on Saturday. The Clarets are still without a Premier League win this season and should find things difficult against a rapidly improving Newcastle side.
After an impressive campaign last season, the question around Newcastle United was whether they could match that feat this term.Having endured some early difficulties, they appear to be finding their rhythm once again and are unbeaten in their last four matches across all competitions, claiming three wins in that run.
Newcastle United were rampant last time out in the Premier League as they had eight different goalscorers in an 8-0 victory over Sheffield United. They followed that up with a 1-0 EFL Cup victory over Manchester City on Wednesday with Alexander Isak’s second half effort proving the difference.
One of the key factors in Newcastle United’s recent good form is their defensive solidity. Eddie Howe's men have kept clean sheets in their last four matches across all competitions and will be particularly pleased with the shutout against Manchester City.
The newly promoted teams are having a difficult time adapting to the quality of the Premier League and Burnley are no different. They have only picked up one point this session and are currently down in the relegation zone.
Burnley head to Newcastle off the back of a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United in their previous Premier League fixture. Like in most of their games so far, they saw a decent amount of possession and created a few chances but lacked the cutting edge in attack.
One positive for Burnley is their Carabao Cup run as they progressed to the fourth round of the competition with a 4-0 victory at Salford City. Manager Vincent Kompany will take confidence from the fact that both their matches in the competition have been on the road having also edged out Nottingham Forest 1-0 in the previous round.
How the bookies view it
Newcastle United have been installed as overwhelming favourites among the bookies with a home win priced at 3/10 by bet365. An unlikely victory for Burnley is valued at 9/1 by BetVictor while a draw is set at odds of 9/2 by BoyleSports.
Recent Head to head
Newcastle United did the double over Burnley in their last Premier League meeting during the 2021-22 season. The Magpies claimed a 1-0 victory at St James’ Park before picking up a 2-1 win at Turf Moor in the reverse fixture.
Players to watch
Newcastle United often alternate between Callum Wilson and Alexander Isak in attack with both strikers scoring four and three goals respectively. Wilson is priced at evens with Paddy Power to score anytime while Unibet is offering odds of 11/10 on Isak in the same market.
Newcastle United’s defensive displays have caught the eye recently with Fabian Schar and Sven Botman impressing in central defence. Both men can lead the Magpies to a fifth straight clean sheet across all competitions at 11/10 with bet365.
Anything else catch the eye?
Given Newcastle United’s recent defensive displays, a win to nil could be on the cards at 11/8 with bet365. Having put eight past Sheffield United last time out, a -2 handicap could also be considered at 23/10 with Paddy Power.
Newcastle United won both halves at Sheffield United and Saturday’s clash could be set to follow a similar outcome at 15/8 with Paddy Power.
This English Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley will be played on Sep 30, 2023 and kick off at 15:00. Check below for our tipsters best Newcastle United vs Burnley prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.