Newcastle v Burnley Betting Tips and Predictions
- Author: Angelo Rivera Feb 27, 2019,
Feb 27, 2019, 0:44
The 25-year-old January signing from MLS side Atlanta United made his first start for the Magpies in Saturday's 2-0 home victory over bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield, whose task was made all the more hard by the loss of skipper Tommy Smith to a 20th-minute red card for a poor challenge on the Paraguay global. "The only thing I can say is that the players who are not involved are training really well and you have to praise them, because they are very good professionals".
Newcastle doubled their advantage six minutes later, Perez firing in this time after Yedlin had been afforded the freedom of the Terriers penalty area to head Almiron's looping cross towards his team-mate.
Unfortunately, that proved to be the final clear-cut opening in the half as both sides struggled mount any serious chances in the latter stages of the stanza.
The Magpies' new record signing saw his cheeky lofted effort come back off the post as he attempted to round off a sumptuous counter-attack, but nevertheless made a significant impression in front of a crowd of 52,174 at St James' Park. So close for Newcastle - twice!
A wonderful counter-attack nearly saw Almiron claim a goal early on, his dinked finish over Jonas Lossl striking the left-hand post, which Rondon then rattled on the follow up. He was off the ground and caught the Newcastle man and referee Kevin Friend rightly sends him on his way.
46' - GOAL! Newcastle 1-0 Huddersfield (Rondon). A sweeping ball from Florian Lejeune found DeAndre Yedlin.
While I'm keen on Burnley to edge this one and a lack of early goals, there's one price in the goalscorer markets which looks wrong and should interest anyone thinking of backing Newcastle.
Most recently, four of Burnley's last five games have been goalless at the interval, as have Newcastle's last three.
Lossl then tipped a Kenedy volley on to the crossbar, moments before Sean Longstaff also hit the crossbar with a fierce shot.