On Saturday, December 31, in Newcastle upon Tyne, at the 52,405-seat St. James Park arena, Newcastle will face Leeds United in the 18th round of the English Premier League. The starting whistle in the match will sound at 17:00 Kyiv time.
Wards Eddie Howe in the standings of the championship of England take 3rd place. In 16 matches of the season, they scored 33 points, having 9 wins and 6 draws in their assets, and only one defeat in their liabilities. As much as the Magpies, only Arsenal, the sole leader, has lost in the current Premier League. Other clubs have more failures. However, Howe’s team is 7 points behind the leading Gunners, but played one more game.
The only failure in the 2022/2023 championship befell Newcastle on August 31 at Liverpool – 1:3. Since then, the team has a series of 11 matches without defeat – 8 wins and 3 draws. In the first game after the resumption of the season in England after a pause at the 2022 World Cup, the Magpies beat Bournemouth at home (1: 0) in the 1/8 finals of the English League Cup, and then defeated Leicester in the away match in the Premier League (3: 0).
This season of the English Premier League, the Magpies are almost flawless at home – 5 wins and 3 draws. This is 4th in the league. Newcastle have won four of their last four home games, 11-1 on aggregate.
Jessie Marsh’s team is 15th in the English league standings. She has 15 points after 15 meetings – 4 wins, 3 draws, 8 losses.
In the last two matches, the “peacocks” lost. Before the pause in the season for the World Cup in Qatar, they could not do anything away with Tottenham (3:4), and after the resumption of the championship at home, they lost 1:3 to Manchester City. Before the meetings with the “townspeople” and “spurs” “Leeds” had a series of two victorious matches – with “Liverpool” (2:1 away) and with “Bournemouth” (4:3 at home).
On the road in the current Premier League, the “peacocks” played 7 matches and scored 4 points in them. In the league, this is only the 19th indicator today. Only Nottingham have more modest guest performance (2 points).
Newcastle: Pope – Treppier, Cher, Botman, Bern, Willock, Guimaraes, Joelinton, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Wood.
Leeds: Mellier – Christensen, Koch, Llorente, Strake, Adams, Roca, Nyonto, Aaronson, Summerville, Gelhardt.
Forecast for confrontation
We believe that in the upcoming match the hosts will be able to show their class and win. Our bet will be the position – P1 with a coefficient of 1.47 on the Parimatch line.
December 31, Saturday
Newcastle – Leeds
Newcastle upon Tyne. “Saint James Park”. 17:00 TV broadcast – Setanta Sports+ Forecast Aroged – 2:0