Burnley vs Newcastle United Preview:
Probable starting lineups:
Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Ward, Brady, Defour, Cork, Arfield, Hendrick, Vokes
Elliot, Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Manquillo, Merino, Shelvey, Ritchie, Perez, Atsu, Joselu
Burnley have three victories so far and sit in the middle of the table. They surprised Chelsea in the opening round and achieved victories over Cristal Palace and Everton. Also, the Clarets shared the points with top sides as Tottenham and Liverpool. Burnley didn't continue in this style, conceded three goals and lost to the leading Manchester City in the last round. They currently sit on the ninth position with 13 points which is good placement after nine rounds. Their efficiency is an average one goal per match. However, the home form isn't at desired level - Burnley have just one victory at Turf Moor and they will look to achieve the second one on this match. Their last victory was against Everton at Goodison Park. Manager Sean Dyche can not count on injured Tom Heaton and Jonathan Walters. Top scorer Chris Wood and forward Sam Vokes are doubtful same as Dean Marney and Nahki Wells.
Newcastle are undefeated in the last three rounds and currently sit on 8th position, one point in front of Burnley. They managed to beat Crystal Palace in the last match which was their fourth victory in this season. Previously they shared the points with Southampton and Liverpool. The Magpies have scored four goals on the last three matches which gives hope for good performance against Burnley. Here are the last results:
21.10.2017. Newcastle v Crystal Palace 1:0
15.10.2017. Southampton v Newcastle 2:2
01.10.2017. Newcastle v Liverpool 1:1
Last season's top scorer Dwight Gayle is expected to return to the squad for duel with Burnley, but he will probably start from the bench. Paul Dummett will miss the match due to injury, while Massadio Haidara are doubtful.
Burnley vs Newcastle United Prediction:
According to bookmakers, there are not a clear favorites on this match. Newcastle will look to continue their undefeated run. The Magpies have scored on each of the last three matches in the Premier League and I expect to continue that way. However, Burnley showed they could be unpleasant opponents. The Clarets managed to score against Tottenham, Liverpool and Chelsea, so why not here. I expect both teams to score on this match.
Burnley vs Newcastle United Pick: Both teams to score - Yes