The Premier League form table ahead of Newcastle United taking on Bournemouth.
Newcastle travel to the south coast for only their second ever Premier League game at the Cherries, having fluked a 1-0 away win in the (last) relegation season.
Whilst they are always likely to be looking over their shoulders, Eddie Howe is in the process of establishing Bournemouth as Premier League side.
This is now their third season in a row in the top flight and when they are signing players (£20m Nathan Ake) some distance beyond Newcastle’s record transfer fee, then there is little doubt of their ambition.
This season looked to definitely be a tough one, as they only had 16 points after 19 PL games, including three points from their visit to St James Park in the Autumn.
However a seven game unbeaten run saw 15 points collected from a possible 21 and propelled them into the top half of the table. That included impressive victories over the likes of Chelsea, Everton and Arsenal.
In the weird and wonderful world of the Premier League, that all came crashing down in their last match when losing 4-1 at Huddersfield, a team that had lost their last five PL games and hadn’t won in eight.
Bournemouth were actually top of the Premier League form table before that Huddersfield defeat and are still fifth, having picked up 11 points from the last 18. Newcastle are three places lower with nine points from a possible 18.
Newcastle fans are hoping the team take inspiration from the victory over Man Utd, which could well be needed, as two of the other next four games are scheduled against Spurs and Liverpool, who are in the top three form teams at the moment.
It is still so tight at the bottom and despite Bournemouth being tenth at the minute, any win for Newcastle would see them fall back below Rafa Benitez’ team.
A massive game for Newcastle as they sit only two points above the drop, a point or better definitely needed to build on the win last time out.
Here is the Premier League form table which covers the past six matches for all teams:
Bournemouth’s last six results with latest one listed first;
Huddersfield 4 Bournemouth 1
Bournemouth 2 Stoke 1
Chelsea 0 Bournemouth 3
West Ham 1 Bournemouth 1
Bournemouth 2 Arsenal 1
Brighton 2 Bournemouth 2
Newcastle’s last six results also listed with the latest result first;
Newcastle 1 Man Utd 0
Palace 1 Newcastle 1
Newcastle 1 Burnley 1
Newcastle 1 Swansea 1
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