Burnley vs. Newcastle United – English Premier League, April 11, 2021

| April 9, 2021 2:20 am PDT

Sean Dyche might still be seething over his side’s inability to take three points from a commanding position last weekend. But this fixture should give it a chance to redeem itself.

Newcastle showed some spirit for the first time in a long time against the Spurs on Sunday, though. This could be a bruising encounter!

Burnley vs. Newcastle United Odds

Burnley to Win+131
The Draw+210
Newcastle United to Win+225

There is not much to choose between with these odds. Neither side has looked particularly imposing this season.

It may end up being a question of which team is really serious about playing for its manager and staying up in the English top-flight this year.

Match Preview

It looked like the job was done after half an hour of Burnley’s game against Southampton last weekend. The Clarets had raced into a two-goal lead and looked like pulling away from the bottom three. But three goals from the home side in the next half hour of play gave the scoreline a negative spin for Sean Dyche’s side.

That was only the second defeat in the last nine games, suggesting that Burnley has more of what it takes to survive a prolonged battle against the drop. The majority of those results have been home draws, and Dyche’s side will surely look to grind out another positive performance on Sunday.

Steve Bruce will hope that his Newcastle team has turned the corner after what seems like months of in-fighting, inept displays, and big names absent through injury.

With that being said, it is unlikely that Callum Wilson will return quite yet.

Still, his teammates got on all right without him last weekend against the Spurs.

The late equalizer from on-loan striker Joe Willock salvaged a point for the home side after Harry Kane had scored twice in the span of five minutes before halftime. Bruce may have to rely on loan signings again this weekend, but Burnley might put up a bigger fight than Tottenham.

Burnley vs. Newcastle United Betting Pick

Pick
  • Burnley to Win 
    +131

Although Newcastle looked a much better side against the Spurs last week, I am not entirely convinced that the mood around the club – and in the changing room – has completely changed for the better.

There still seems to be a lot of discord in the first team squad, and Burnley is not the type of opponent you prepare to play against without everyone performing at their very best.

Dan Roberts
Dan Roberts

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