Premier League form table ahead of Burnley v Newcastle United – Plenty of positives
The Premier League form table looks much improved ahead of tonight’s match at Turf Moor.
Consecutive wins and seven points from a possible last nine, have helped give Newcastle a bit of respectability as they stand 11th in this form table, four places above their current full league position of 15th.
Of course, if Newcastle beat Burnley, they will rise to 13th in the full table, whilst in terms of recent form they would soar to joint eighth.
However, it isn’t only Newcastle’s recent results that give rise to optimism, as they face a Burnley side that is badly out of form.
They may have sneaked a goalless draw against Leicester but that was very fortunate, as they were dominated throughout the game with all the stats pointing to the fact that the Foxes should have won. At least that brought an end to a run of three defeats where Burnley had conceded a massive 13 goals.
Sean Dyche built last season on a great defensive record but only bottom pair Fulham and Cardiff have conceded more this time.
Another added bonus when looking at this Premier League form table for Newcastle, is that four of their next six opponents are all in the bottom six.
Fulham 19th with three points from their last six games, Wolves 17th with four points, Burnley 16th with five points and West Ham 15th with five as well.
The other two pre-Christmas opponents are Everton (4th with 13 points from a possible 19), as well as Huddersfield in 9th with eight points, just like Newcastle they have managed seven points from their last three matches. Their win on Sunday was a 2-0 at Molineux, as Wolves are dropping like a stone after early promise.
Here is the Premier League form table which covers the past six matches for all teams:
Burnley’s last six results with latest one listed first;
Leicester 0 Burnley 0
West Ham 4 Burnley 2
Burnley 0 Chelsea 4
Man City 5 Burnley 0
Burnley 1 Huddersfield 1
Cardiff 1 Burnley 2
Newcastle’s last six results also listed with the latest result first;
Newcastle 2 Bournemouth 1
Southampton 0 Newcastle 0
Newcastle 0 Brighton 1
Newcastle 0 Leicester 2
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