Burnley vs Newcastle: Magpies looking to end winless run and boost survival hopes

Newcastle United's bid to retain their Premier League status continues this weekend against Burnley.

When: Sunday, April 11, 12:00 GMT

How to watch: Sky Sports Main Event

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Best Bets

Match to end in a draw at 21/10 (SkyBet)

Under 2.5 goals at 8/13 (bet365)

Callum Wilson to score anytime at 15/8 (bet365)

Can Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin keep Newcastle up?
Can Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin keep Newcastle up?

Burnley versus Newcastle is certainly not the glamour tie of Super Sunday but its one with major implications in the battle to avoid relegation.

As things stand, it's the Magpies who are in worse shape heading into this fixture. Steve Bruce's men sit just three points above the relegation zone and what's worse, they're currently in the midst of a seven-match winless run.

But things aren't exactly rosy over at Turf Moor. Burnley are seven points above the drop zone however, Sean Dyche's men have only managed two wins from their last 11 Premier League games.

The stakes are high for both clubs this weekend and the question remains, who will keep their cool and prevail in this all important encounter?

Last Three Matches

Newcastle 3-1 Burnley (Premier League - October 3, 2020)

The Magpies celebrated a convincing 3-1 win last time these two clubs went head-to-head.

Allan Saint-Maximin opened the scoring after just 15 minutes at St. James' Park. Steve Bruce's side took their one goal advantage into the half-time break, but Burnley eventually levelled things up in the 61st minute.

Ashley Westwood barely had time to celebrate his goal as Callum Wilson restored Newcastle's lead just moments later. The Magpies forward then scored his second as he converted a penalty kick to secure the victory and bag all three points for his team.

Newcastle 0-0 Burnley (Premier League - February 29, 2020)

Newcastle failed to convert any of their many opportunities when they clashed with Burnley during the early months of 2020.

The Magpies enjoyed 55% possession, created 54 dangerous attacks, had 21 goal attempts however, only four of them were on target.

Burnley returned to Turf Moor with a point after registering a single shot on target.

Burnley 1-0 Newcastle (Premier League - December 14, 2019)

Burnley's last league victory over the Magpies came at Turf Moor in the final month of 2019.

Prolific striker Chris Wood scored the only goal of the game as the Clarets took all three points.

Newcastle failed to land a single shot on target on what proved to be a woeful afternoon for Steve Bruce's men.

Premier League head-to-head

Burnley wins: 2

Draws: 4

Newcastle wins: 3

Burnley goals: 9

Newcastle goals: 12

Eight games to save Newcastle's season

Burnley, West Ham, Liverpool, Arsenal, Leicester, Man City, Sheffield United Fulham. These eight games are all that's left for Newcastle this season.

Callum Wilson can lift Newcastle to safety
Callum Wilson can lift Newcastle to safety

The Magpies haven't won a game of football since early February and if Steve Bruce's men are to secure their Premier League status, they will have to change that statistic.

Four of their remaining eight games are against clubs who are battling for a top four finish. This means that United simply can't afford to drop points when taking on teams in and around them - including Burnley.

Burnley edge towards safety

Mathematically speaking, Burnley are still in trouble. Sean Dyche's men may sit seven points above the drop zone however, all it takes is a few bad results for the gap to narrow.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche
Burnley boss Sean Dyche

Similarly to Newcastle, the Clarets also have some tricky games ahead - a fact that automatically adds more significance on this weekend's encounter.

The pressure is on however, Burnley are strong at home and haven't lost at Turf Moor in five consecutive Premier League meetings.

Goalscorer bets

There are two men to watch when it comes to the goalscorer market.

If Callum Wilson features for Newcastle, he is undoubtedly the man to back at around the 15/8 mark.

The forward has scored ten goals this season and is by far his club's most dangerous frontman.

Burnley's Chris Wood in action for the Clarets
Burnley's Chris Wood in action for the Clarets

We can say similar things about Chris Wood. The Burnley striker has bagged seven goals this season and is priced at 13/8 to score anytime this Sunday afternoon.

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