Premier League – Match-day 14 Sees Newcastle United take on Aston Villa

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This Saturday sees Newcastle go head to head with Villa at St James’ Park – Kick-off 3:00pm GMT.

Newcastle will travel to Villa, hoping to take points from their higher ranked rivals.

Newcastle United go into this game with 21 points secured

Newcastle must take a positive approach to this game, if they are to get anything out of, following their recent defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Also, Newcastle keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last five fixtures is astonishing this season, contributed significantly to their rise up the table. With 21 points (5W, 1L and 6D), they are established in fourth position in the League having won five matches, drawn six games, and lost one game.

Newcastle’s home record is commendable, having won three meetings and drawn three meetings this season. This record should be most concerning for Villa.

Newcastle United will have 24 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Good atacking and defensive team

Newcastle have shown a good defensive display, having only conceded 10 goals in their previous matches. This has been a good season so far for Newcastle, in terms of goals scored (20). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Miguel Almiron (6), Callum Wilson (4), and Alexander Isak (2).

Newcastle are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Eddie Howe is concerned that Saturday’s fixture could see him without seven of his key players.

Aston Villa’s Premier League season, has so far seen them gain 12 points, going into this game

With Villa having secured all three points on their two previous outings, Aaron Danks’s men will doubtless be looking to retain their run after this fixture.

Also, Villa need to get out of the losing habit, with six recorded in the last 12 matches. Their position is fifteenth in the League and they have 12 points, that is, 3W, 6L and 3D having won three meetings, drawn three matches, and lost six fixtures.

Villa now travel, knowing that their current away form is woeful. So far this season they have drawn two matches and lost four games matches on the road.

Victory for Aston Villa would take their points tally to 15 so far this season.

Villa’s squad has depth, but even so, Aaron Danks is likely to be missing four of they key players when they start Saturday’s game.

Newcastle United v Aston Villa – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Newcastle and Villa have faced each other 52 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Newcastle’s favour (24 – 11). Further, Villa have repeatedly tasted defeat at the hands of Newcastle in thirteen out of the last 19 games with them. Their most recent encounter in this competition The Magpies delivered a 1-0 home win.

Other standout players for Newcastle are Miguel Almiron and Callum Wilson with six goals both and for Villa are Ollie Watkins and Leon Bailey with two goals and two goals respectively.