Burnley FC (1 Pts) vs. Newcastle United (4 Pts)
Premier League Soccer: Saturday, October 3rd 2020 at 3:00 PM (St. James Park)
The Line: Burnley +210 / Newcastle +145 -- Over/Under: 2.5 Goals Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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Newcastle United and Burnley FC face off on Saturday in an English Premier League showdown at St. James Park in Newcastle.
If the first couple of weeks have been any indication, Burnley F.C. is going to be fighting to stay up in the Premier League all season, which means every point is ultra important. Burnley has played two games so far this season and they have lost both games. In Burnley’s last game inside the Premier League against Southampton, and all it took was a goal in the 5th minute given up that led to the loss. Burnley actually had 54 percent of the possession in that game, and they actually had 10 shots, compared to the 5 by Southampton, but they still lost the game. In the first game of the Premier League season, Burnley had scored two goals against Leicester City, but the defense let them down in a big way giving up four goals. Chris Wood and Jimmy Dunne were the two-goal scorers in that game.
On the other side of this matchup is Newcastle United F.C. who sit in 10th place in the Premier League but they did look good in the last game in the Premier League against Tottenham Hotspur, a game they were able to steal a point in. Newcastle United gave up an early goal but it was a goal in the 97th minute by Callum Wilson that was able to steal a point. That could end up being a key goal and a key point as the season goes on. In the first game of the season against Brighton, the defense was a big issue and that led to the loss. In this game, it’s going to be about the defense stepping up and not letting Burnley have any confidence with their goal scoring.
These are two teams who have been inconsistent, but I expect a low scoring game that has a focus on defense. Look for both teams to struggle to score and this game will stay under the total. I am also making a small play on the exact score to be 0-0.