Newcastle United travel to the south coast this Saturday afternoon will be hoping to end their disappointing run of results against the newly-promoted AFC Bournemouth in the twelfth round of the Premier League.
It will be the 7th match between the two sides in which the Magpies need to win this game and looking to leapfrog the Cherries in the standings to avoid the relegation zone.
The most recent clash between the pair took place at St James’ Park in January 1992.
But, Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe will be determined to deliver a promising start and defeat the Magpies at the Dean Court.
The Cherries started their campaign with a promising performance but their results have gone negative in recent weeks across all competitions, with last five games as lost, drawn, lost, lost, lost.
Eddie Howe’s side has main strengths is their determination to keep the game going at the pace they want it to be in the coming game as well, but if we talk about their weakness they has conceded 24 goals in just 11 league games – an average of 2.18 a game.
Bournemouth currently find themselves in 17th place, a point clear of the relegation zone while Newcastle United sit in the 18th place.
But it is understood that Newcastle United will confident they can end their goal-scoring drought against the newly-promoted side who are conceding goals with alarming issues.
Unfortunately, the Tyneside outfit have enjoyed a recent resurgence in their form, failed to score in last six of their 11 games this season so far with only four clubs have a worse attacking record in the top flight this term.
Both managers will understand the value of the weekend game and are in need of a positive result. It is understood that Premier League relegation fight often happens to a difference of only a few points and both the pair seem likely to be in that kind of position.
However Newcastle United hasn’t got a taste of a win in a dozen away matches – but you know droughts are always meant to be broken.