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Burnley vs Newcastle Predictions & Tips - Chris Wood on Fire in the Premier League

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Burnley's Chris Wood has scored in his last 3 Premier League matches (Getty Images)
Matthew Crichton 08 Apr 2021
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Burnley vs Newcastle Predictions

Burnley's Chris Wood has scored in his last 3 matches including the first goal in his last two. He can continue his fine run of form against a Newcastle side that lost 3-0 in their last away match. 

  • Burnley have drawn their last 5 home matches (Premier League)
  • Burnley's Chris Wood has scored in his last 3 matches (Premier League)
  • Burnley's Chris Wood has scored first in his last 2 matches (Premier League)
  • Newcastle have drawn 4 of their last 5 matches (Premier League)

Head to Head

Newcastle have a 44-43 advantage against Burnley with 21 draws in 108 matches.

Burnley Form

Sean Dyche’s side are currently 15th in the Premier League, eight points above the relegation places. 

They are difficult to beat at Turf Moor, avoiding defeat in their last five home matches against Brighton, Fulham, Leicester, West Brom, and Arsenal.

Burnley achieved an away an impressive 2-1 away win against Everton. They gave away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 away against Southampton last week as they continue to pick up more points at home.

Top scorer Chris Wood has scored in his last three matches for Burnley against Arsenal, Everton, and Southampton.

Burnley Injuries & Team News

Dyche’s team will be without Ashley Barnes and Robbie Brady, but they will be boosted by left-back Charlie Taylor’s return to the starting XI.

Defensive duo Kevin Long and Eric Pieters are both doubts, however Jack Cock is likely to start.

Strikers Chris Wood and Matej Vydra both scored in Burnley’s 3-2 defeat to Southampton last week.

Newcastle Form

Steve Bruce’s side are 17th in the Premier League, just three points above Fulham in the relegation zone. 

They suffered a crushing 3-0 defeat against Brighton before the international break and have failed to win in seven matches. 

Newcastle have not won away from home in 2021 and have struggled for goals since top-scorer Callum Wilson was injured.

Having said that, they were vastly improved in a 2-2 draw with Spurs last week at St James Park.

Newcastle Injuries & Team News

Bruce is missing many first-team players with Andy Carroll, Ryan Fraser, Federico Fernández, Isaac Hayden, and Fabian Schär all ruled out.

Having said that, top-scorer Callum Wilson may be ready to return to the bench, plus Allan St Maximin could return to the starting XI.

On-loan Arsenal midfielder Joe Willock is likely to start after scoring the equaliser against Spurs last week.

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Burnley striker Chris Wood is in great form which can continue at home against Newcastle.

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