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Preview: Newcastle United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers



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Preview: Newcastle United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Only three points separate Newcastle United from the relegation zone as they face Wolverhampton Wanderers in a crucial Premier League clash on Saturday. 10 points that once separated Newcastle from the relegation zone has now diminished down to a measly three.

Steve Bruce will, no doubt, be looking to build up that cushion to survive not only in the Premier League but to survive another season in his job. However, Nuno Espirito Santo will be hoping his side can carry on in there recent form of two wins and a draw in the last three games.


Previous meeting

Newcastle are set to host Wolves in their Premier League clash on Saturday. The last time both teams met at Tyneside’s St. James’ Park was on October 27, 2019 where the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Jamaal Lascelles, for United, opened up the deadlock with a header in the 37th minute and led the game going into the changing rooms at half time. However, Jonny Otto, Wolves, found the net late on in the second half to equalise the scoreline and allow the visitors to walk away with a point.


The stats

According to statistics, Wolves have only faced Newcastle 19 times at St. James Park with the first game going back to the 1972/73 season where United walked home in a 2-1 victory.

In those 19 games, Newcastle has seen majority of those clashes as the victor, walking away with all three points 10 times and walked home with a point on seven occasions. This means Wolves have only managed to pull off two victories during that period.

Statistically, Newcastle have also found it easier to find the back of the net compared to the visitors, scoring 38 goals compared to Wolverhampton’s 17.


Verdict: Draw

Statistically, Newcastle have the upper hand playing at home. However, that mountain may not be so hard to climb for Wolverhampton as Newcastle are without their top goalscorer, Callum Wilson, as he recovers from an hamstring injury.

While Miguel Almiron may be the second top goalscorer for Newcastle this season, pulling off a much needed win will be a difficult task.

Because of this, Newcastle might be holding out for a draw unless fate swings their way on match day.


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Kamron is currently a third-year student, studying Sports Journalism at the University of Sunderland. While he enjoys watching his local teams: Newcastle United and Whitley Warriors, Kamron also enjoys other sports such as Formula One and the NBA.