Weekend football got us tripping all the way with the kind of results we witnessed across all European leagues. With Manchester United playing a hard fought draw at home and Tottenham ending Chelsea’s unbeaten run in the premier league, it’s another phase we need to be on the look-out for! La liga had its mysteries too. Atletico couldn’t hold their lead much longer with introduction of fresh legs from Ousmane Dembele and Malcolm thus Barcelona sealing a draw at the Wanda Metropolitano.
The home team has opened the scoring in all four Premier league meetings they met with Newcastle but did not end up winning the match. It is only last season, in this same fixture that they took the lead and ended up winning 1-0. The previous fixtures; (W-1, D-3, L-0). Newcastle head to Turf Moor as the underdogs as they are winless in their last five top-flight matches against Burnley drawing thrice and losing twice.
The last time Newcastle beat their opponents in this level was December 1975, thus with a more technical team currently, Rafael Benitez will surely need more than just luck to collect all points. Burnley have been alternating between victory and defeat in their seven Premier League games played on a Monday (W-3, L-4), losing last time out against Liverpool in January.
The Magpies’ last 12 Premier League games they play on a Monday have all been away from home. Collecting only 3 points from a fixture of now relegated- Stoke city in January and losing the other 11 matches. Not far from better are Burnley who have won just one of their eight Premier league one games (D-2, L-5), beating Bournemouth 4-0 in September.
Monday night football has always been controversial in ways we can’t explain; but only sit back and enjoy as drama unfolds. This as the last fixture for game week 13, and with both teams tied at 9 points separated by goal difference, I’ll go for a Draw at full time, otherwise Home win.