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Football News: Premier League Preview Burnley v Newcastle United Palace 26 November 2018

Premier League Preview Burnley v Newcastle United Palace 26 November 2018
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Burnley v Newcastle United


This match day's Monday night game pits two teams who haven't had the start to their seasons that they will have been hoping for, with Burnley and Newcastle United both sat on fewer than 10 points after 12 games so far.


Burnley are yet to lose a Premier League game against Newcastle, although three of the four clashes have been drawn, with Burnley winning the other 1-0 in October last season.


Sean Dyche's side, however, are winless in five league games, so they will hope their positive record against Newcastle counteracts their poor league form today.


This is the Clarets' ninth Premier League game on a Monday and they have alternated between a win and a defeat in each of their last seven - they lost last time out against Liverpool on New Years' Day this year so if that symmetry continues, they're due a win here tonight.


Amazingly, each of Newcastle's last 12 Premier League matches on a Monday have been away from home! But their record on this day is shockingly poor, losing 11 of those 12 on the first day of the week. Their one win in this run was on the same day Burnley lost to Liverpool - New Years' Day 2018, when they beat Stoke City 1-0.


Newcastle have scored just four goals in those 12 Monday games, so perhaps they do not enjoy the spotlight of the late evening kick-off.


The Magpies last beat Burnley in November 1982, and haven't beaten them in the top-flight since Boxing Day 1975, so they will have to do something they haven't managed in a long time if they are to earn three consecutive league wins for the first time since April here tonight.


Key players:


Aaron Lennon - Lennon has three league goals against Newcastle to his name; against no other side does he has more in his professional career, and he has a goal and an assist to his name in his last two home league appearances, so Burnley will have belief that he can provide the goods for them in front of goal tonight.


Salomon Rondon - Back with a brace against Bournemouth last time out, Rondon has three goals and an assist in his four league appearances against Burnley; only against Swansea (four goals) has he bagged more in the Premier League, and Rafael Benitez' side will be hoping he can score in back-to-back league games for the first time since September 2016.

Written by Reid the Red November 26 2018 08:54:51

 

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