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Mark Lawrenson has predicted that Bournemouth will win 2-0 against Newcastle when the south coast side travel to St James’ Park on Saturday.

Bruce’s men may be on a high after their 3-2 win away at last week but that has not stopped Lawrenson from backing the Cherries to extend their unbeaten run to four matches.

Bournemouth have not conceded in any of their last three games and won 1-0 against Manchester last week.

BBC pundit Lawrenson has tipped Eddie Howe’s men to build on that this weekend, despite the positive result that enjoyed at the London Stadium.

“Bournemouth got a really good result against Manchester last weekend, and I have them down as quite a streaky team – in that they tend to have bursts of good form,” said Lawrenson on the BBC Sport website.

“The Cherries have also kept three clean sheets in a row now, which is important for them because I would always back them to score.

“The same cannot be said for Newcastle. The Magpies played well when they beat West Ham, but I don’t see them building on that result.”

OPINION

Lawrenson is being pretty harsh here. Bruce’s men were brilliant at West Ham last weekend and deserve a lot of credit for their performance so to suggest that the Magpies are going to lose 2-0 could be wrong. Bournemouth are in good form but they are not exactly scoring goals for fun. The Cherries fired blanks in 0-0 draws against Norwich and before their narrow 1-0 win over Man United. If Bournemouth struggled to score against two of the worst defences in the then they may struggle when they take on Newcastle’s impressive back-five this weekend. It could well be another 0-0 draw. Both teams are defending well at the moment but if anyone is going to snatch a win, it is more than likely going to be Bournemouth. We are predicting a goalless draw at St James’ Park this weekend but would not be shocked if Howe’s side return to the south coast with three points.

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