NEWCASTLE V BURNLEY
Newcastle United go into this match coming off the back of a 1-1 Premier League draw vs Norwich City.
In that match, Newcastle United managed 31% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 1 on target. The scorer for Newcastle United was Callum Wilson (61'). Norwich City got 15 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Teemu Pukki (79') was the scorer for Norwich City.
It has been seldom in recent times where Newcastle United have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Newcastle United have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 11 goals in the process. That kind of trend isn’t assured to be sustained into this game, however.
In the game prior to this, Burnley drew 0-0 in the Premier League tie with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
In that match, Burnley managed 35% possession and 6 shots at goal with 1 on target. Wolverhampton Wanderers got 16 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
Looking at their form, and Burnley have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 8 goals in all. At the back, Burnley could really do with shoring things up.
Prediction: Both teams to score
WATFORD V MANCHESTER CITY
Watford will be hoping to bounce back here following a 1-2 Premier League loss in their previous game against Chelsea.
In that game, Watford had 50% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer for Watford was Emmanuel Dennis (44'). On the other side, Chelsea got 8 shots at goal with 4 on target. Mason Mount (30') and Hakim Ziyech (72') scored for Chelsea.
It’s been all too rare in recent times where Watford have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Watford have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 11 goals in the process. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, of course.
Manchester City go into this meeting following a 1-2 Premier League win with the defeat of Aston Villa in their previous fixture.
In that match, Manchester City had 64% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. For Manchester City, the goals were scored by Rúben Dias (27') and Bernardo Silva (43'). On the other side, Aston Villa got 9 shots at goal with 3 on target. Ollie Watkins (47') scored for Aston Villa.
In their last six clashes, Manchester City have bagged a tally of 15 goals. Manchester City have also managed to score on each one of those occasions. During those fixtures, their defenders have seen 4 goals go into their own net.
Coming into this fixture, Manchester City have not been beaten in their last 6 league matches away from home.
Prediction: Manchester City Win
LEVERKUSEN V GREUTHER FURTH
Bayer Leverkusen will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 1-3 Bundesliga 1 success vs RB Leipzig.
In that match, Bayer Leverkusen managed 42% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. For Bayer Leverkusen, the goals were scored by Florian Wirtz (21'), Moussa Diaby (34') and Jeremie Frimpong (64'). RB Leipzig had 13 shots at goal with 3 on target. André Silva (62') scored for RB Leipzig.
Gerardo Seoane's Bayer Leverkusen have seen rewards for their attempts on goal 12 times over their past six outings. At the other end, the number of goals that have been scored against them in that time is 6.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Hoffenheim in Bundesliga 1 action, Greuther Furth will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Greuther Furth managed 50% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. For Greuther Furth, the goalscorers were Jamie Leweling (22'), Timothy Tillman (46'), Marco Meyerhöfer (66' Own goal) and Branimir Hrgota (67'). On the other side, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim had 21 shots on goal with 11 of them on target. Ihlas Bebou (32', 62', 80') and Georginio Rutter (40', 57') scored for Hoffenheim.
Indicating their predisposition for eventful matches, we’ve had goals 26 times in the prior six games in which Greuther Furth have taken to the field, yielding a mean average of 4.33 goals each clash. Opposing teams have hit 20 from this total. Such a trend might not be sustained into this game, of course.
Heading into this fixture, Greuther Furth are without an away win for the past 7 league games.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
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