Probable line-ups, predictions, tactics, team news and key statsby Abhinav Sharma September 29, 2023 8.48pm Reading time: 9 minute readHome » Recaps
Newcastle United vs Burnley Preview: Probable Lineups, Predictions, Tactics,
Team News & Key StatsNewcastle United will look to extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to five matches when they host
Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday. After beating Aston Villa 5-1 at St. James’ Park on the opening day, the Magpies lost three games in a row against Manchester City, Liverpool and Brighton & Hove Albion. But they have since returned in style.
Newcastle United, who face Burnley this weekend, recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Brentford for the first time before producing a goalless draw against AC Milan on their return to the Champions League.
The Toon then overcame a dreadful Sheffield United to record an 8-0 win at Bramall Lane on Sunday, with eight different players scoring before Eddie Howe’s midweek move knocked reigning English champions Manchester City out of the Carabao Cup in St. James.
Park. Their prize for knocking out last season’s treble winners is a trip to Old Trafford next month for a repeat of last year’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester United.
With Paris Saint-Germain coming to town for a blockbuster Champions League clash from October 3, Newcastle United will look to continue their momentujm with another home win against Burnley.
Burnley also made it through to the third round of the EFL Cup during the week, beating Salford City with a fairly emphatic 4-0 victory.
But a narrow defeat to a weakened Manchester United side in their final league game leaves them in 19th place heading into the weekend.Team News and TacticsNewcastle UnitedEddie Howe on Harvey Barnes:“We assume he will be out for about three months.
No surgery was required, which is good news, but his foot is now in a boot. It’s an injury under the toe.
He has now started his recovery and needs to rest so he can recover and then we can build… pic.twitter.com/tI649u3QM3– Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) September 29, 2023Eddie Howe took no chances with some key players in Wednesday’s win over Manchester City.
Sven Botman and Callum Wilson have been ruled out with knee and hamstring injuries, while Dan Burn has been absent through illness.
The trio have recovered from their respective injuries and should be back in action this weekend.
However, summer recruit Harvey Barnes was an unfortunate casualty in Sheffield United’s defeat and will be sidelined for an extended period with a foot problem, joining Joe Willock and Emil Krafth on the list of long-term injury absentees .After making ten changes to the team that beat Sheffield United, you could say Newcastle really struggled in the first half against Manchester City last night. The statistics showed City’s total dominance in every area of the pitch.
But Newcastle’s defense held firm and the teams went into half-time tied 0-0.Eddie Howe decided to make a number of changes at half-time, swapping both Lewis Hall and Lewis Miley for more experienced players in the form of Anthony Gordon and Bruno Guimaraes, shifting the momentum in their favour.
Both will certainly return to the starting lineup, as will Paraguayan sprinter Miguel Almiron and the club’s top scorer Callum Wilson, who is expected to take up the central striker role ahead of Alexander Isak.