Newcastle United meet Bournemouth on Saturday as the Premier League resumes following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Eddie Howe’s former side travel to St James’ Park full of confidence after claiming a morale-boosting win away at Nottingham Forest earlier this month. Having overturned a two-goal deficit to run out winners at the City Ground, Bournemouth went some way into dispelling the notion that they are simply relegation-fodder and could well cause problems.
Frankly, this is a game Newcastle need to win. While results do not tell the whole story about the whole season so far after big performances against Manchester City and Liverpool, as well as a number of dubious VAR calls, claiming only one victory from the opening seven games after a big summer spend would be hugely disappointing.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The Premier League game is scheduled for a 3pm BST kick-off time on Saturday September 17, 2022.
St James’ Park in Newcastle will host.
Where to watch Newcastle vs Bournemouth
The game will not be broadcast in the UK due to it taking place behind the blackout imposed across English football at that time. Match of the Day, however, will show highlights when it airs at 10.30pm on Saturday.
Newcastle vs Bournemouth team news
There must be some hope for Allan Saint-Maximin and Bruno Guimaraes. Howe has consistently said both players are not suffering from particularly serious injuries, and hopefully the break in action will have helped them in their bids to return to full fitness.
Loris Karius will likely take his place on the bench with Karl Darlow injured and Mark Gillespie not registered in the 25-man Premier League squad after the former Liverpool goalkeeper penned a short-team deal earlier this week.
Newcastle vs Bournemouth prediction
St James’ Park has been something of a fortress this calendar year, making it difficult to see Bournemouth getting a result. That said, their performance against Forest shows that Newcastle will not have it easy. Still, Newcastle should be beating newly-promoted teams, particularly at home.
Newcastle to win 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Newcastle wins: 6
Bournemouth wins: 5