Newcastle vs Brentford Prediction: Newcastle to snatch victory in a closely contested affair against Brentford
Newcastle United will take on Brentford when the Premier League resumes this weekend.
This will be Newcastle’s first match under the guidance of Eddie Howe who replaced Steve Bruce after the new owners came in. It remains to be seen what approach Howe takes to start his new managerial career.
Newcastle drew 1-1 with Brighton & Hove Albion in the last match. Brentford got defeated by relegation contender Norwich City in the last match.
Newcastle vs Brentford Prediction: Match Odds
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Newcastle vs Brentford Prediction and Odds: Preview
It would be a difficult task for Howe to pull Newcastle out of this relegation mess. There will be a hefty transfer kitty available but the gaffer needs to control the situation as the Geordies don’t seem to have a competent squad available at the manager’s disposal.
Fortunately, the new couple of matches are against lesser stronger opponents. Three wins out of three would be massive as they are also scheduled to face Arsenal in what could be Howe’s fourth match in charge.The Gunners are in consistent form but a good performance against the North Londoners could set the mood alight at St James’ Park.
The former Bournemouth gaffer is known for his attractive brand of attacking football and the Magpies could certainly hope for a turnaround in the latter part of the season.
For Brentford, the story could have been something historical had they been able to stick to their form. The Bees started their maiden Premier League journey with a massive win over Arsenal on the opening day. Since then they had been very impressive and their 3-3 entertaining draw against Liverpool earned them plaudits for their performance. But since then they haven’t been able to respond to their recent shortcomings and they need to reorganise their pack it seems.
Brentford have been a revolution in the English Leagues. Since Matthew Benham arrived at the club as their new owner he forced certain things to change which has reaped rich benefits for them.
The Bees decided to act differently when it comes to running the club. They decided to stop their academy and instead formed a B team to stop their prized players from leaving the club.
They also nurtured talents who went on to bring more cash to the club coffers. Newcastle could follow the Brentford way to establish themselves in the Premier League.
They are likely to dip into a more data-driven club which could bring the best out of each player.
However, the Magpies cannot wait till the January window as it could have an effect on their Premier League status. Howe could redevelop the player he has at the club currently as it is not possible to change the entire squad in one window. He needs to make sure the club further doesn’t deepen in the relegation zone further as it would be difficult for the manager to reinstate their Premier League status.
Defensive frailties have been Newcastle’s main problem and Howe must address the situation in the January transfer window.
Brentford’s rich vein form was expected to steer them through the difficult stretch of festive part but they have failed to maintain their momentum and now the onus is on themselves to get back to winning ways.
Newcastle vs Brentford Prediction and Odds: Recent Form
Newcastle played two draws against Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace and lost to Chelsea in between two games.
Brentford had to face a defeat at the hands of Leicester City. They also suffered two back to back defeats against relegation contenders Burnley and Norwich City.
Newcastle vs Brentford Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
This is going to be a close encounter as the Bees are hovering around the relegation zone and are just four points adrift of the relegation zone. As per the latest betting odds, the Magpies will edge the Bees in a thrilling clash.
Newcastle vs Brentford Prediction and Odds: Head to Head
Both the teams have faced each other just 12 times so far. Newcastle have won 8 times while Brentford have claimed 4 wins.
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