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Newcastle vs Burnley 31 January 2018: EPL Preview and Predictions

There were big hopes and expectations for Newcastle United as they went into their first season back in the English Premier League. Unfortunately, it has not gone to plan for the Magpies. As it currently stands, Newcastle United are in a relegation battle and they will hope to move closer to safety this weekend as they take on Burnley at home at St James Park.

Burnley have played well this season but losses in their recent fixtures have caused them to fall behind. This is a side that defends well and finds ways to score goals. The January transfer window has been quiet for Burnley but the teams still look good and I think they will fancy themselves of getting a result in this fixture.

On the other side of the coin, Newcastle United will see this as a match that they must win. The Magpies need points at home if they are to avoid relegation and this is one of the best opportunities they are going to get. Although Burnley are playing well, Newcastle will feel that they are good enough to get all three points from this game since the home ground advantage is huge in these kinds of fixtures. I think the home crowd will do their job and I see Newcastle United getting a much-needed win at home.

As far as betting is concerned, we are getting a good price on Newcastle United to win this game so betting on the outright result is the best option. In addition to that, the under 2.5 goals is also a good bet. Both teams will not want to lose and that might mean for a tight game. A 1-0 or 2-0 result is what I am expecting so I am going to go for the under 2.5 goals.

 

Pick:
Newcastle

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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