It might not be making as many headlines as some of the other upcoming matches on this Premier League weekend. However, fans of each of these teams will know just how much this game means, what it represents, and how tough this installment of Premier League prediction weekend contests can be.
Both have had similar performance levels in their opening Premier League games, and neither has managed to turn that into victory. Another similarity is that we know what each can do coming off the back of better than expected 2020-21 season performances. That, and the ominous presence of future relegation, means this is going to be a hard-fought contest – no Premier League predictions here will come easy.
Considering the Magpies currently sit perched at number 19 upon a single point, you may think not many Premier League predictions today would be going their way. While we’re not going to give away our Premier League predictions for this game just yet, we do think there’s a lot more to the team than the stats would suggest.
They led twice against West Ham, were even better against Aston Villa in terms of quality football, and took Southampton to the limit. Sure, all this led to a single point in that latter contest, and they were steamrolled by Manchester United in the wake of Ronaldo fever, but good Premier League tips betting is about seeing the positives beneath the surface – of which Newcastle have many.
Although they’re doing a little bit better in the standings, we actually think – and this will impact our Premier League prediction weekend final analysis – that Leeds will be feeling the pressure that bit more. They only returned to the Premier League last season and defied all Premier League tips predictions that season.
So far, this is more of what people expected. They lost to Liverpool, and lost to Manchester United handily, while they beat similar caliber teams mere months ago. Still, it’s not all doom and gloom. They managed to fight back against Everton and Burnley, securing a point in the dying moments of each. But do they have the consistency to be our pick for Premier League prediction today?
When it comes to relevance for this Premier League prediction weekend, only the most recent games truly matter. It may be of historical interest that Leeds United vs Newcastle took place in the League Division One in 1924, for instance, but it will have little bearing here. Therefore, the games that really matter the most are the last two.
This saw them both in a similar enough position for relevant comparison, and Leeds United walked away the winner of both of them. They bested Newcastle 2-1 in January and 5-2 the month before that. Before that, we’re back in the Championship and from there, Newcastle are overwhelmingly dominant. But no results are as relevant to our Premier League predictions today as those which took place last season.
If you want to know even more about the statistical background for this upcoming Premier League clash, we have all the key facts highlighted right here – taking the legwork out of your research.
This has been one of our hardest Premier League predictions so far. Truly, we could see this game going either way, but don’t necessarily see it settling at a draw. Therefore, our tip for today is to go with both teams to score.
When a match is too close to call, then it’s always a good idea to venture beyond simple to win markets for your Premier League prediction weekend. We went with both teams to score because the recent head-to-head clashes just about balanced out with Newcastle when you compare recent performances. And, of course, the Magpies have a home field advantage.
The reason we’re not going for a draw is simple: we do think it’s likely you’ll see a winner in this contest. We’re just not totally convinced of an argument either way. It’s a coin flip, in our opinion. Absolutely pushed to give an answer, we’d go with Leeds. However, we think the best betting tip we can give is for both teams to score because that’s what the occasion, form and past results suggest.