Newcastle (19th) Bournemouth (15th)
|Date & Time||Saturday March 5, 2016, 10:00 AM (EST)|
Home: 13/8 Draw: 12/5 Away: 15/8
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Newcastle will be back at St James Park this week as they play Bournemouth in what is a must win match for the Magpies if they want to keep their season alive and avoid relegation. They are playing a Bournemouth team who have impressed a lot of people this season so it will be quite interesting to see how they go at home.
Bournemouth are away from their home ground but that shouldn’t matter since this side has managed to get results on the road this season. At the start of the season I knew that they would do well at home but I have slowly come to see that they are good on the road as well so I am expecting a strong showing from them this week. In their last match, Bournemouth beat Southampton in what was a big surprise in my opinion so confidence will be high for the visitor as they head to St James Park.
Newcastle are coming of a loss to Stoke but it was a game where they fought hard and I have given them a bit of credit for them. This weekend they will be in front of their home crowd which is a huge boost for them and I think they will be able to do them proud.
Bournemouth are obviously the team in better form as we head into this game but I think that the Newcastle home crowd will help their team on a lot and in this I expect them to get the Magpies a point. It will be hard to beat Bournemouth in the form they are in so a 1-1 draw is very likely in my opinion. We are getting a good price on a draw in this game so that is what I shall bet on.