Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion meet at St. James’ Park, in a match for the 6th round of the Premier League. At this stadium, the head‑to‑head history indicates total balance between these two teams, since there is a record of 1 draw and 1 win for each team in the last 3 matches. However, the last time these teams met at this stadium was on 20‑10‑2018, in a match for the Premier League, Brighton & Hove Albion won by (0‑1). The only goal of the match was scored by B. Kayal (29′ ). In this match the home advantage may play an important role, as both teams present significant differences between home and away performances.
Newcastle VS Brighton
21 September 2019 – 17:30
Regular Season – Round 6
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21 Sep – 17:30
Who will be the winner?
Analysis of Newcastle United
The home team is currently in the 17th position of the league, with 4 points won, after 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Watford, by (1‑1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Liverpool, by (3‑1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 19 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 19 conceded. Newcastle United has won 4, tied 1 and lost 5 of the last 10 home matches. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 4 of the last 5 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition.
Newcastle heads into this match with low motivation after a 3-1 away defeat against Liverpool. The home emblem usually plays in a traditional 5-2-3, favoring a faster style of play, progressing mainly through the side aisles. In this drawing, the three men responsible for launching panic in the opposing area are Joelinton, Almirón and Christian Atsu. Given a more accessible “enemy,” it is assumed that homemakers act in an offensive way. Coach Steve Bruce will not be able to count on Lejeune, Yedlin and Saint-Maximin for being injured.
Analysis of Brighton & Hove Albion
The away team is currently in the 15th position of the league, with 5 points won, after 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Manchester City, by (4‑0). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Burnley, by (1‑1). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 22 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses at their stadium, with 10 goals scored and 23 conceded. In the last 10 away matches Brighton & Hove Albion has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3.
In this competition, they haven’t won any of the last 4 matches. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition.
Brighton heads into this round after a home draw by 1-0 against Burnley. The visiting emblem usually acts in a 4-4-2 tactical system, favoring the fast transitions, mainly through the wings. One of the strengths of the away set is the way they can achieve direct free kicks. Note that Brighton has many difficulties in completing the opportunities it can create. The visiting coach will not be able to count on Trossard for being handed over to the medical department.