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Newcastle v Burnley betting tips: Another relegation scrap for winless Magpies

| 02.12.2021

Newcastle v Burnley betting tips and odds

Newcastle are involved in their second relegation battle inside five days as they host Burnley at St James’ Park still seeking their first win of the season.

The Magpies held Norwich to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday night despite the ninth-minute dismissal of centre-back Ciaran Clark for a professional foul yet they are 5/4 favourites to win on Saturday afternoon.

The Clarets are unbeaten in their last five but remain in the bottom three as we look at some of the options for our Newcastle v Burnley betting tips.

Match Odds

Burnley may be unbeaten since mid-October, but four of those matches ended in draws which can be backed at 23/10, while an away win is similarly priced at 11/5.

Sean Dyche’s side were second best in a goalless draw at Wolves on Wednesday when striker Chris Wood was substituted an hour into the game and replaced by Jay Rodriguez.

Dyche said the former Leeds striker was “quiet” and “didn’t get to grips with the game”, so it remains to be seen whether he starts at Newcastle.

The teams have already met once this season in the second round of the Carabao Cup in which Dyche picked more senior players than his counterpart Steve Bruce.

Burnley went through on penalties after the game ended goalless which can be backed at 10/1, while a draw and under 2.5 goals is 16/5.

The Magpies, though, have the best both teams to score record in the Premier League, so we go 7/10 on goals at both ends as one of Saturday’s Newcastle v Burnley betting tips which was the case in both of last season’s encounters.

A goal in both halves and the the points to be shared would have paid out in three of the Clarets’ last five games and that option is available at 5/1, while a 2-2 draw is 12/1, bearing in mid that has been the case in two of their last five games on the road.

Talking Tactics

Eddie Howe is without the suspended Clark so Federico Fernandez is likely to start in a 4-4-2 in which Callum Wilson and Joelinton lead the line.

Ryan Fraser played on the right and Allan Saint-Maximin on the left at Molineux, with the industrious Joe Willock and Jonjo Shelvey in the middle.

Dyche hardly ever deviates from a 4-4-2, so Wood and Maxwel Cornet are set to start up front, but the Burnley boss can welcome back James Tarkowski and Ashley Westwood from suspension, while Ashley Barnes is struggling with a thigh injury.

Goalscorer Odds

Callum Wilson drew first blood from the penalty spot against the Canaries and is the 16/5 favourite to repeat the trick on Saturday or 5/4 to find the net any time.

Saint-Maximin and Joelinton look possibilities at 8/1 and 9/1 to get the ball rolling or 3/1 and 10/3 to score, while Willock and Shelvey are 14/1 and 18/1 or 5/1 and 7/1 respectively in the two markets.

Despite being hooked on Wednesday, Wood is the 9/2 favourite from the Clarets contingent to get the game’s first goal or 15/8 just to score as one of our Newcastle v Burnley betting tips.

Cornet is 5/1 and 2/1, while centre-back Ben Mee, who scored in the 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace, is 11/1 to make it two for the season or 28/1 to put the visitors in front.

Match Info

Where: St James’ Park

When: 15:00, Saturday 4th December

How to watch: N/A

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



Warren Barner