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Preview: Newcastle vs Fulham – H2H, Form Guide, Injury News and Prediction

The upcoming Premier League game between Newcastle and Fulham is set to kick-off on Saturday, December 16, 2023, at 3:00 PM. St. James’ Park will provide the battleground for these two formidable teams, looking to advance their positions in the league.

Head To Head

In the last ten meetings between Newcastle and Fulham, the battle has swayed mostly in favour of Newcastle, having secured the win in five matches. Fulham managed to bag the victory thrice while two occasions settled with a draw. In their most recent encounter on January 15, 2023, Newcastle edged out Fulham with a 1-0 scoreline.

Current Form

Newcastle, currently holding the 7th position with 26 points, has shown a mix of results in their recent matches. Having drawn one, won one, and lost three in the last five games, their performances suggest they are struggling to maintain their grip.

The last 5 games of Newcastle

  1. Newcastle 1-2 AC Milan (2023-12-13) UEFA Champions League
  2. Tottenham 4-1 Newcastle (2023-12-10)
  3. Everton 3-0 Newcastle (2023-12-07)
  4. Newcastle 1-0 Manchester United (2023-12-02)
  5. Paris Saint Germain 1-1 Newcastle (2023-11-28) UEFA Champions League

Fulham, on the other hand, standing at 10th with 21 points, has recently demonstrated better form, with three victories and one draw to their credit, despite losing one in their last five matches. They are likely to take advantage of their recent form to navigate a win against Newcastle.

The last 5 games of Fulham

  1. Fulham 5-0 West Ham (2023-12-10)
  2. Fulham 5-0 Nottingham Forest (2023-12-06)
  3. Liverpool 4-3 Fulham (2023-12-03)
  4. Fulham 3-2 Wolves (2023-11-27)
  5. Aston Villa 3-1 Fulham (2023-11-12)

Injured and Suspended

Newcastle will be heading into this fixture missing quite a few key players due to injuries and suspension. With a total of nine players sidelined, they may struggle in maintaining their usual formation and strategy.

Sidelined Players of Newcastle

  1. E. Anderson – Back Injury
  2. H. Barnes – Ankle Injury
  3. S. Botman – Knee Injury
  4. J. Manquillo – Groin Injury
  5. J. Murphy – Shoulder Injury
  6. N. Pope – Shoulder Injury
  7. M. Targett – Injury
  8. S. Tonali – Suspended
  9. J. Willock – Achilles Tendon Injury

Game Prediction and Outcomes

Given Newcastle’s home advantage and previous records against Fulham, they are predicted as winners or at least to secure a draw. A combo bet of Newcastle or draw and over 1.5 goals is suggested. Depending on the match outcome, Newcastle stands the chance to climb higher in the league, while Fulham could break into the top 10.

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