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19 December 2020 22:31

Newcastle United F.C. Steve Bruce Dwight Gayle

Newcastle and Fulham face off tonight in a big clash at the bottom of the Premier League table. Newcastle, who are 14th in the top-flight, were well beaten by Leeds in midweek and need to bounce back. 2 Newcastle and Fulham face off on Saturday evening Fulham, meanwhile, drew with Brighton last time out and remain in real threat of relegation. Newcastle v Fulham: How to listen This match will get under way at 8pm on Saturday, December 19. Full coverage from St James' Park will be exclusively live on talkSPORT, with our coverage starting at 7pm.

To tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream. Newcastle: Darlow, Yedlin, Fernandez, Clark, Dummett, Almiron, Sean Longstaff, Shelvey, Ritchie, Wilson, Joelinton. Subs: Carroll, Gayle, Hayden, Lewis, Hendrick, Krafth, Fraser, Murphy, Gillespie. Fulham: Areola, Aina, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Robinson, Zambo, Lemina, Ivan Cavaleiro, Cairney, Lookman, Mitrovic. Getty Images 2 Callum Wilson has been superb for Newcastle this season Newcastle v Fulham: Match stats and facts Fulham Odds Clubs still trying to find their Premier League identities go at it Saturday when Newcastle United entertains Fulham in a huge match at St. James' Park.

The Magpies enter this contest off a midweek 5-2 shellacking against Leeds United at Elland Road. The Peacocks erupted for four second-half goals to bag all three points and snap Newcastle's two-game winning streak in the process. On the other side, the Cottagers settled for a scoreless draw against Aston Villa in their most recent outing. Picking up a win would have been huge for Fulham, which is stuck in 18th place in the table on just nine points. A victory here would go a long way for both sides, so expect a hotly contested match from the opening whistle.

Get a $1,000 Deposit Bonus Full Review Bonus = 20% of first deposit match Max bonus is $1,000 Action's Preferred Sportsbook Bet Now Newcastle Newcastle put together back-to-back wins against Crystal Palace (2-0) and West Bromwich Albion (2-1), which had some thinking it could go on a bit of a run in league play. Callum Wilson has led the Newcastle line, scoring a team-high seven goals this season. When it comes to statistical data, Newcastle has put together some pretty subpar numbers. The Magpies sit on a brutal 12.8 expected goals and 17.1 expected goals against, resulting in a lowly -4.3 xGDiff and -0.36 for xGDiff/90 minutes. Newcastle's xG is ranked 17th out of the 20 teams, with just Wolves (12.5 xG), Burnley (9.5 xG) and West Bromwich Albion (8.4 xG) below it on the table. Fulham Although the results show otherwise, the Cottagers are playing much better than what their record tells us at the moment. Yes, Fulham has just two wins in 13 matches this season. And yes, the Cottagers have either drawn or lost 23 of their last 25 away league matches. Manager Scott Parker and his team have gone unbeaten in three of their last four outings, highlighted by a 2-1 win over powerful Leicester City and a 1-1 stalemate with defending champion Liverpool at Craven Cottage. As for Fulham's advanced metrics, the outfit's numbers reflect a team stuck smack dab in the middle of a relegation fight. The Cottagers have generated a lowly 15.1 xGs and awful 20.2 expected goals against, resulting in a -5.1 xGDiff and -0.39 for xGDiff/90 minutes. Their xGA rank 17th out of 20 teams, with Sheffield United (21 xGA), Leeds United (23.3 xGA) and West Brom (23.9 xGA) tucked behind them in the category. The must-have app for soccer bettors Custom scoreboard for your bets Free soccer picks from experts Live odds for every game Download Now Betting Analysis & Picks I really like Fulham to get something out of this showdown with Newcastle. The Cottagers have been playing a better brand of football as of late, which has me believing they can work their way out of the drop zone in a timely fashion. I thought they played well in that scoreless draw at Villa Park, which is something they can build in this Tyneside affair. Add in the fact Newcastle just got physically worked and run out of Elland Road in that blowout defeat, and you have a host side in trouble on short rest. That said, I will back Fulham to scratch out a result and will back it on the alternative number of +0.25 at a fair price. The Cottagers are dangerous (as crazy as that might sound) at the moment, giving me confidence in the play. There have been less than three goals in Fulham's last three matches, so I like my chances of a low-scoring confrontation. Picks: Fulham +0.25 (-143) | Total Under 2.5 Goals (-139) F ulham travel to Newcastle United tonight with their hosts still feeling the effects of a recent Covid-19 outbreak. Steve Bruce will once again be missing several players amid fears two are suffering from long-term Covid-19, with a 5-2 defeat at Leeds United in midweek no surprise given the circumstances. As for Fulham, Scott Parker's side have picked up five points from their last four games - including a draw against Liverpool - to spark hopes that they can mount a credible fight against relegation. Newcastle vs Fulham prediction: 1-1 draw Both sides will feel they can take a victory this weekend, though neither team's defence is completely trustworthy. A point apiece would probably be a good result for both Bruce and Parker. Newcastle vs Fulham is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off tonight (Saturday, December 19, 2020). The game will be played behind-closed-doors at St James' Park, with Newcastle under Tier 3 coronavirus restrictions. How to watch Newcastle vs Fulham TV channel: Tonight's game will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event. Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online on Sky's website or via the SkyGo app. Newcastle vs Fulham team news Magpies pair Isaac Hayden and defender Federico Fernandez both played at Leeds in midweek after recovering from the virus, but more unnamed members of the squad are still unavailable - with two in particular unwell. Newcastle provisional squad: Darlow, Gillespie, Lewis, Yedlin, Dummett, Fernandez, Krafth, Clark, Hayden, S. Longstaff, Hendrick, Shelvey, Ritchie, Murphy, M. Longstaff, Almiron, Wilson, Joelinton, Carroll, Gayle. Fulham's Bobby Decordova-Reid faces a late fitness check. The 27-year-old forward has picked up a quad concern, and will be checked at the last minute. Former Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic will come into contention to start against his old club as he continues to shake off recent injury issues. Fulham provisional squad: Areola, Aina, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Decordova-Reid, Anguissa, Reed, Robinson, Loftus-Cheek, Lookman, Cavaleiro, Rodak, Odoi, Mitrovic, Cairney, Ream, Lemina, Kamara. Newcastle vs Fulham h2h Premier League results Last meeting: Fulham 0-4 Newcastle (December 22, 2018) Newcastle vs Fulham odds and betting tips (subject to change) Newcastle to win: 7/4 Fulham to win: 2/1