Newcastle welcome Fulham in a bottom of the table clash. Sitting 14th in the table and being 4 points away from relegation zone, the Magpies will face a struggling Fulham side, occupying last place currently.
Newcastle vs Fulham Head to Head
The visitors hold a better record in twenty of the most recent H2H clashes winning 12, drawing 2 and losing 6 time to Newcastle. Considering only the previous ten games there have been a single draw and more than a half of them (six) produced under 2,5 goals. Four of the last 5 meetings ended in a 1-0 win for one of the sides. In the 5 most recent games played at the St. James’ Park Stadium Newcastle have 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.
Newcastle vs Fulham Stats
In their previous ten games in all competitions Newcastle have a balance of 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses, but if we look only at the games being played on St. James’ Park we will find some tendencies. One of them – Newcastle have been shy in front of the goal in their home games, having scored more than a goal only once in the last ten games. And it comes as no surprise that the Magpies have a negative home record of 2 wins and 8 losses in those matches with the last time when the outcome was a draw, being some 16 games back. Mitrovic is the in-form player for Newcastle with 7 goals and 2 assists, while fellow striker Solomon Rondon is on 4 goals.
Fulham have been on a woeful form since the beginning of the season and even in the managerial change earlier did not improve their performances on the pitch. The history of Premier League shows that in order to avoid relegation a team must collect no less than 40 points to be sure of their place among the best for the next season and this Fulham side are some 31 points short of that figure for the moment. Managing only a win and a draw in their last 10 games across all competition, the Cottagers need a fast change of fortunes. They also need to start “stealing” something from their away games, as they are on a run of 7 straight losses away from home, with the only away game that ended in something different than a loss, being the draw at Brighton in the beginning of September. World cup winner back in 2014, now Andre Schurlle is trying to pull his team out of the relegation zone and he has amassed 5 goals so far this season.
Newcastle vs Fulham News
Rafa Benitez cannot count on Kenedy, Lejeune, Fernandez and Shelvey for Saturday. Darlow is still doutbful.
Claudio Ranieri will be without the likes of Sessegnon, Marchand and McDonald.
Newcastle vs Fulham Predictions
Under 2,5 goals