The English Premier League continues this weekend, so take a look at our tips and predictions for the Newcastle United vs. Watford and Swansea City vs. Bournemouth matches. With plenty of picks and markets to choose from, don’t waste your time and join the action at Get More Sports.
Newcastle United vs. Watford
Three-Way: 1: Newcastle +131; X: +250 Draw; 2: Watford +260 at BetDSI Sportsbook
Spread -0.5: Newcastle +127; Watford -128
Total +2.5: Over +110; Under -112
The Magpies are in a poor form of three consecutive Premier League defeats and they cannot afford to lose another one when the Hornets visit St. James’ Park on Saturday. Newcastle lost 1:4 to Man United at Old Trafford last weekend, despite having an early lead through Dwight Gayle who opened up the scoring in the 14th minute. Rafa Benitez’s side had a few more opportunities to double the lead before the half-time but failed to do so, and Manchester responded with a pair of quick goals from Martial and Smalling. From that points, the Red Devils took the control of the tilt, and the Magpies were unable to stop the hosts from scoring two more goals through Pogba and Lukaku. Newcastle is currently in the 11th position in the Premier League with 14 points and a potential win here would take them to the top half of the table.
Newcastle United played 13 games so far in the 2017/18, recording four victories, two draws, and seven losses, with a goal difference of 13:17, which is 2.30 goals per contest on average. The Magpies are playing well at home as they suffered just one defeat in the previous five at St. James’ Park, and it was the only time they didn’t score as Bournemouth got away with three points. Newcastle lost the last three duels with the Hornets, and their most recent win over Watford occurred in 2010.
Joselu, Jamaal Lascelles, and Aleksandar Mitrovic are still the team’s top scorers with two goals apiece and that only proves how inefficient the Magpies are, which was evident at Old Trafford where they could easily score three goals in the first half instead of just one. Matt Ritchie is the most creative individual with four assists to his name and is an instrumental player in the midfield as almost all attacking plays are going through him. Rafa Benitez cannot count on Christian Atsu (thigh), Lascelles (malleolar), Mikel Merino (back), and Paul Dummett (hamstring), while Isaac Hayden is suspended after collecting his fifth yellow card in the Premier League this season.
The Hornets snapped a three-game losing streak with a convincing 2:0 win over West Ham at Vicarage Road, and now they are in the eighth position in the Premier League with 18 points, four more than the Magpies. Watford lost three matches prior to that win and they didn’t deserve to lose not even one of them, but Marco Silva’s side responded well thanks to goals from Will Hughes and Richarlison to secure important three points.
Watford played 13 games in this campaign, recording five victories, three draws, and five losses, with a goal difference of 21:24, which is almost 3.50 goals per contest on average. The Hornets lost the previous two away matches and are without a win in the past three, but they managed to score a couple of goals in each of six outings on the road. Watford also scored two last time they played Newcastle at St. James’ Park in the Premier League, so the hosts will have a lot to do to keep their net intact on this one.
The Brazilian sensations Richarlison is the team’s leading scorer with five goals in 13 appearances, while Abdoulaye Doucoure is right behind him on a goals-coring chart with four goals to his name. Richarlison, Andre Gray, and Jose Holebas contributed with three assists apiece at the moment, and there is no doubt Richarlison will pose the greatest threat to Newcastle’s defense on Saturday. Marco Silva is without Isaac Success (knee), Nathaniel Chalobah (knee), Craig Cathcart (knee), Tommie Hoban (cruciate ligament), while the captain Troy Deeney is suspended, so Gray will get another start in the attack alongside Richarlison.
Newcastle United vs. Watford – Match Prediction
Watford is a quite efficient team and I don’t believe the hosts will succeed to keep them away from scoring, but I think Newcastle will score at least one and this tilt should produce goals on both ends.
MY PICK: Both teams to score YES (-115)
Swansea City vs. Bournemouth
Three-Way: 1: Swansea +187; X: +240 Draw; 2: Bournemouth +185 at BetDSI Sportsbook
Spread 0: Swansea +100; Bournemouth -102
Total +2.5: Over +129; Under -133
The Swans are in a disastrous form of five consecutive defeats four of which came in the Premier League and unless they get a positive result from this tilt with Bournemouth, Paul Clement’s job could be in jeopardy. Swansea is playing badly at the moment and scored only two goals in the last five outings, so it is no wonder why Clement’s side is sitting in the 19th position with eight points, five behind the Cherries and three more than the bottom-placed Crystal Palace. Swansea disappointed at Turf Moor last weekend as they suffered a 2:0 loss to Burnley, who secured three points thanks to the first-half goals from Jack Cork and Ashley Barnes. The gaffer is under a lot of pressure, so this one is a must-win match for him, or he’ll be looking for a new job pretty soon.
Swansea City played 15 games in this season, recording four victories, two draws, and nine losses, with a goal difference of 13:18, which is a bit over two goals per contest on average. The Swans lost six out of seven home matches so far, and they failed to score in the previous two at Liberty Stadium. They are without a win over the Cherries since 2007 when these teams competed in the League One, while Bournemouth won the past three Premier League encounters.
Tammy Abraham is the team’s top scorer with five goals in 15 appearances, while Jordan Ayew contributed with three goals to his name at the moment. Ayew is also the best assist-maker in the team with three dishes, and he and Abraham will likely get the start in the attack, with Wilfried Bony set to begin off the bench. Paul Clement cannot count on the centre-back Kyle Bartley who is still recovering from ruptured ligament in his knee and will be out until the mid-December.
The Cherries are in a fine form as they won four out of the last five matches, including two consecutive victories in the Premier League, in which they didn’t concede a single goal. After defeating Newcastle at St. James’ Park, Bournemouth dismantled Huddersfield 4:0 at Vitality Stadium, even though they were a man down since the 45th minute as Simon Francis collected second yellow card. Callum Wilson’s hat-trick and Harry Arter’s goals secured a massive win to Eddie Howe, and Bournemouth is currently in the 13th position with 13 points.
Bournemouth played 15 games in the 2017/18 so far, recording seven victories, a draw, and seven losses, with a goal difference of 17:16, which is 2.20 goals per contest on average. The Cherries lost the first four away matches in the Premier League but then won two in a row over Stoke and Newcastle, so the hosts could find it hard to prevent them from scoring and getting a positive result.
Callum Wilson is the team’s leading scorer with four goals in four appearances, and he is Howe’s first option in the attack alongside Joshua King, so two of them could create plenty of problems to Swansea defense on Saturday. King and Andrew Surman scored a couple of goals apiece thus far, while Jordon Ibe is the most creative individual with three assists to his name. Eddie Howe is without Brad Smith (hip), Tyrone Mings (back), while Jermain Defoe (calf), Jordon Ibe (knee), and Junior Stanislas (groin) are all listed as doubtful for this tilt.
Swansea City vs. Bournemouth – Match Prediction
Swansea are desperate for a win and that pressure could help the visitors to come away undefeated, but I expect the hosts to fight and score at least one here, so I would go with BTTS on this one.
MY PICK: Both teams to score YES (+100)
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