Premier League – Newcastle United – Brentford on Match-day 10

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Saturday at St James’ Park, as Newcastle host Brentford in the Premier League.

It’s a clash of seventh vs tenth, as Newcastle host Brentford at St James’ Park.

With the Premier League season well into its stride, Newcastle United have managed to gain 11 points

Newcastle need a positive result from this game, if they are to move their season forward. Their last match resulted in a loss to Fulham, before that they drew away to Bournemouth, 1-1.

Also, with five draws in seven matches, Manager Eddie Howe has plenty to ponder, going into the next match, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. Now they have 2 matches won, 1 games lost and 5 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in seventh place, with a total of 11 points having won two games, drawn five meetings, and lost one game.

Newcastle have won one game and drawn three games of their four League matches at home this season.

Victory for Newcastle United would take their points tally to 14 so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring rate of 12 goals (11 from open play and one penalty). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Callum Wilson (3), Miguel Almiron (3), and Alexander Isak (2). Newcastle have conceded eight goals.

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

Brentford have 10 points to their name, going into this tie

Losing home to Arsenal 0-3, which followed them drawing away to Bournemouth 0-0, this is a worrying run of form for Brentford Manager Thomas Frank, who goes into this fixture, knowing that only a positive result will be good enough.

Also, with three draws in five meetings, Brentford need to develop a strategy for getting over the line in games. They currently stand tenth in the League, with 10 points for a total of 2 wins, 2 losses and 4 draws having won two meetings, drawn four matches, and lost two meetings.

Brentford will travel to Newcastle with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with three darts and one defeats.

Brentford will have 13 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good Attacking Performance

Brentford will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (15). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Ivan Toney (5), Pelenda Da Silva (2), and Yoane Wissa (2). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Brentford so far, having conceded 12 goals in their last fixtures so far.

Thomas Frank will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of five of his Brentford players.

Newcastle United v Brentford – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Newcastle and Brentford have faced each other five times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Newcastle’s favour (3 – 1). In addition, Newcastle are unbeaten in their last two matches at St James’ Park against Brentford. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was February 2022 and the score line ended up with a 0-2 away win for The Bees.

Other standout players for Newcastle are Miguel Almiron and Alexander Isak with three goals and two goals respectively and for Brentford are Ivan Toney and Pelenda Da Silva with five goals each.