Two of the Premier League’s surprise packages of the season go head-to-head on Sunday as third-placed Newcastle plays host to a newly-promoted Fulham. You can live-bet on the Premier League action by using our sportsbook.
Newcastle: Unbeaten at Home
Newcastle is having a season to remember but will be keen to get its Champions League charge back on track after back-to-back draws with Leeds and Arsenal. Eddie Howe’s side will enter this game feeling upbeat after reaching the league cup semi-final with a 2-0 success over Leicester on Tuesday.
Newcastle is sitting third in the standings and has done exceptionally this season. It is unbeaten in its last 13 matches in the Premier League, its second-longest unbeaten run in the competition’s history.
The Magpies have emerged as bonafide top-four contenders this season and are in excellent form at the moment. The likes of Miguel Almiron and Joelinton have stepped up under Eddie Howe and will look to prove their value this weekend. Newcastle is currently struggling in the attack as the team failed to score in its last two league games. It is courtesy of their defense that it is still in the race for a top-four finish.
Newcastle is one of the two teams still maintaining an unbeaten record at home. In fact, it lost just once at this ground in the last 12 months, so we will continue to include the Magpies in our soccer picks and parlays. They will still be without Matt Targett and Jonjo Shelvey but don’t have fresh injuries for this clash.
Fulham: Unbeaten in 2023
Fulham needed no time to adapt to life back in the big time, with the Cottagers starting the weekend occupying a place in the top six of the Premier League. That’s wild for a newly promoted team, especially four points behind the top four.
Marco Silva’s side has not become accustomed to keeping clean sheets this season, with just five in its 19 league games, shipping at least two goals in a joint league-high 11 of their 19 top-flight outings this term.
Carlos Vinicius came up with the winner against Chelsea in Aleksandar Mitrovic’s absence as Andreas Pereira produced another wonderful assist, while Bernd Leno put another stellar performance in goal. A magnificent run of form has seen Fulham win every game in all competitions since the World Cup break. If you’re betting online, Fulham is a great team to back in terms of goals. Mitrovic will return from suspension here against his former club, while Antonee Robinson picked up his fifth booking of the season on Thursday, so the left-back will be banned.
Newcastle vs Fulham Head-to-Head
Newcastle could potentially win the league double over Fulham for the first time since the 2007-08 campaign and win three league games in a row against the Cottagers for the first time in their history.
The visitors are winless in their last six Premier League away games against Newcastle. The hosts have kept clean sheets in their last four matches in the Premier League and have never sustained the feat in five consecutive games in top-flight history.
Newcastle vs Fulham Match Information
- Match: Newcastle (9-8-1) vs Fulham (9-4-6)
- Location: St. James’ Park, Newcastle
- Day/Time: Sunday, Jan. 15, 9:00 a.m. ET
- Newcastle vs Fulham Live stream: fubo.tv
Newcastle vs Fulham Betting Lines
Newcastle vs Fulham Picks and Prediction
The hosts enter this clash as heavy favorites, priced at -190 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at 2½.
There’s no value backing Newcastle at this price. We’re not saying the team won’t win this clash, but Fulham is not a walk in the park for the hosts. Newcastle’s home advantage may help it over the line against a Fulham side in top form.
Fulham scored just two goals in the last six years against this opponent, but the stats go out the window because the visitors are in great form, so we expect a high-scoring affair with goals from both sides and at least three goals in the match.