Newcastle United take on Burnley at St James’s Park tonight in a match between two sides with improving form. A win for either side will take them 9 points clear of the relegation zone and substantially ease any relegation worries.
The match kicks off at 8pm and it is live on BT Sport 1. Here are the factz you need to know:
- Newcastle United beat Burnley earlier in the season – they haven’t done the double over the Clarets since 1954/55.
- Burnley are unbeaten this year, with 5 wins and 3 draws in their last 8 PL matches.
- Newcastle are also in form, with 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat in their last 5 matches.
- Ashley Barnes is Burnley’s form man, with 4 goals in his last 4 appearances.
- Salomon Rondon is the Magpies’ lucky charm – they haven’t lost when he has scored for them in the PL.