Premier League: Newcastle to put the squeeze on troubled Cherries
Holly Thackeray | November 6, 2015
Bournemouth v Newcastle United
- Premier League
- Saturday, November 7th
- Kick-off: 12:45 GMT
- Dean Court Stadium, Bournemouth
- Live on BT Sport 1
Magpies make long trek for south coast tussle
Newcastle United will scale the country as they travel all the way to Bournemouth for their next Premier League battle, and will be hoping recent promising performances can finally bear fruit, with Coral pricing Steve McClaren and co at 9/4 for all three points.
The Northeast outfit came agonisingly close to victory last time out against Stoke City but, despite showing flashes of spirit, have still clocked-up just one league win this campaign.
Bournemouth (6/5 favourites) have fared little better, winning none of their last six scuffles across all competitions, since a spate of injury blows. As the taste of triumph has been rare for both teams this term, odds of 23/10 for a draw are also tempting.
Newcastle not so net-shy anymore
McClaren’s men have the quality to defeat the injury-plagued Cherries at Dean Court and this clash could be one that proves crucial further up the line between these relegation rivals, with just one point separating the pair.
Newcastle can claw their way out of the drop zone should they slay the south coast club, with the Cherries at threat of slipping into the survival scrap.
The Magpies recently thrashed Norwich City 6-2 to prove they do possess attacking intent, with promising attacking trio Georginio Wijnaldum (6/1 to score first), Ayoze Perez (2/1 to notch anytime) and Aleksandar Mitrovic (7/4) all baring their teeth. Away from the pressures of St James’ Park, the net threats could be too much for Bournemouth to handle.
Eddie Howe’s Cherries have also kept just one clean sheet at Dean Court this campaign, so Newcastle could be value at 6/1 to score three or more.
Cherries’ bubble burst
Having enjoyed the high of Premier League promotion, Bournemouth are now discovering the rigours of top-flight football, and have not netted in their past two outings. Former Crystal Palace man Glenn Murray and Scotland international Matt Ritchie are their best scorer shouts, at respective 7/4 and 2/1 prices in the anytime market.
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