Newcastle Can Spoil Burnley’s 2019 Record
Burnley are unbeaten in the Premier League this year which is a fine achievement for a club with a relatively small budget and wage bill for players. There is a correlation between how much a club pays its players and their finishing position in the league. Burnley are overachieving while Newcastle’s position is too far down the table for their wealth. Match day income is much smaller at Turf Moor due to the lesser capacity of the ground and merchandising especially for replica shirts.
Newcastle are a richer club and that status can be confirmed with a win against Burnley at what used to be called St James’s Park tonight. The home team had a comfortable win over Huddersfield four days ago. Burnley beat Tottenham at home on the same day but have conceded at least one goal in all but one of their last eight fixtures on the road. NEWCASTLE have fewer key injuries to deal with and are the bet at with 11/10 with Coral.
There are three other fixtures in the Premier League and in two of those the away teams are favourites. The odds suggest wins for Wolves at Huddersfield and Everton at Cardiff but Leicester should handle Brighton on their own patch. There is often a short term boost to performance and results when an unpopular manager is sacked. The departure of Claude Puel was inevitable and the team could play with more freedom. LEICESTER can beat an injury hit Brighton at 10/11 with Paddy Power.
If they weren’t playing at home tonight the Leicester players could go to the races at their local track. A sports fan could take in both fixtures today and backing the winner in the handicap chase over two miles six and a half furlongs (4.00) could be the first leg of a double with a win for the football club. Midnight Mustang has won on the track but is now a veteran. The five years younger CRANBROOK CAUSEWAY has the best form from last autumn and is the selection at with 9/2 with Coral.