The Magpies have been in better form than Jose Mourinho’s indomitable Chelsea side, and will prove a tough challenge for the Premier League newcomers.
After a poor start to the season, 19th placed Burnley have started to turn the ship and after picking up two wins and a draw in their previous three matches, Sean Dyche will finally have reason for optimism for the season ahead.
KICK-OFF: Tuesday, 7.45pm.
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PAST THREE MEETINGS…
Burnley 1 Newcastle 0, Division Two, March 1983
Newcastle 3 Burnley 0, Division Two, November 1982
Newcastle 1 Burnley 1, Division Two, April 1980
Burnley have won all three of their previous home encounters against Newcastle – a run stretching back to 1975.
Newcastle have never faced Burnley in the Premier League.
Burnley have a slight edge over their Tyneside opponents – winning 41 times to Newcastle’s 40 in league fixtures between the two.
The Magpies could realistically rise to fifth place with a win against Burnley, provided other results went in their favour.
Burnley are currently in the same vein of form as teams such as QPR, Liverpool and Stoke – and another win would put them on par with Arsenal in the form books.
Burnley to win: 2.87
Newcastle to win: 2.62
Draw - 3.3
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