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Newcastle vs Bournemouth prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 17 February 2024
Kick-Off:  15:00 UK 16:00 CET
Venue: St James' Park

Newcastle vs Bournemouth: Top free betting tips

Newcastle are set to play Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday, 17 February with the Magpies looking more like their old selves once again. Eddie Howe's men defeated Nottingham Forest away from home last weekend still have an outside chance of finishing side inside the top four but they need to keep winning. Bournemouth, meanwhile, are enduring a string of poor results which has sent them back towards the drop zone. Check out our Newcastle vs Bournemouth prediction below.

Match result prediction: Newcastle to win

Newcastle are enjoying a good run of form at the moment, which has put them just five points behind last season's tally at the same stage. In their last six matches in all competitions, they have won four, drawn and lost one with their loss coming against Manchester City in the last minute. They are now firmly in the race of European football and with more players returning from injury we can't see anything other than a home win on Saturday.

Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Newcastle's return to form has coincided with more goals going in the back of the net. Even in matches where they haven't won recently (Luton and Man City) they still scored six goals. Eddie Howe has seemingly embraced the chaos rather than striving for control and it is working well so far. Bournemouth have also been involved in some high-scoring matches recently, albeit in losses. They lost 4-0 to Liverpool last month and 3-1 to Fulham last weekend.

Correct score prediction: Newcastle 3-1 Bournemouth

Bournemouth have been really poor recently and are currently on a five-match winless streak in the Premier League. They are currently comfortable in the league table but a couple of more defeats could put them back in the relegation battle. We expect them to suffer another here against a confident-again Newcastle outfit.

St James Park, home of Newcastle United | Newcastle vs Bournemouth predictions
St James' Park, home of Newcastle United- Photo by Icon sport

Newcastle vs Bournemouth team news

Newcastle predicted lineup vs Bournemouth

Newcastle are still without several first team players for the match against Bournemouth but Callum Wilson should be fit to start again after coming through his return against Nottingham Forest without any concerns. First choice striker, Alexander Isak, is still unavailable as are Nick Pope, Joelinton, Joe Willock and Matt Targett. A key decision for Eddie Howe will be who he plays at left back out of Dan Burn and Tino Livramento.

Dubravka – Tripper, Schar, Botman, Livramento – Guimaraes, Miley, Longstaff – Almiron, Wilson, Gordon

Bournemouth predicted lineup vs Newcastle

Bournemouth are another Premier League side who have significant injury problems. Andoni Iraola is set to be without five first-team players for the trip to the North East, including midfielder Tyler Adams and right-back, Max Aarons although the latter is back in light training as he steps up his rehabilitation. New signing, Enes Unai could make his first start for the club this weekend with Iraola likely to make some changes to provoke a reaction from his squad after a run of poor results and performances.

Neto – Smith, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Kelly – Christie, Cook – Kluivert, Semenyo, Unai – Solanke

Newcastle vs Bournemouth: What the fans think

Newcastle fans don't want any more Dan Ashworth talks

Bournemouth fans are happy to see Max Aarons back in training

How far will Bournemouth fans travel to Newcastle?

Bournemouth fans are used to long away days but their trip to Newcastle on Saturday is their longest of the season as they travel from the South Coast to the North East. By car or coach, the journey will take close to seven hours in a mammoth trip across the entire country. Getting public transport will shave around an hour off the journey although it does involve multiple swaps en route to Kings Cross Station in London before getting on a direct train to Newcastle.

Newcastle vs Bournemouth: Tickets

Newcastle have sold all tickets for the match against Bournemouth, however, hospitality packages for the match are still being advertised on the club website. Bournemouth were given an allocation of 3,000 tickets for the match against Bournemouth but only took 1,165 due to the difficulty of the trip. All of these tickets have now been issued to successful supporters.


Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance sports writer with ten years of experience covering major sporting events across Europe. He has also been a season ticket holder at Old Trafford since 2008 and has visited over 40 football stadiums in the United Kingdom and abroad following the Reds.

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