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All the factz on Aston Villa v Newcastle United, including which TV channel its on

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The final match of this round of Premier League fixtures sees Newcastle United travel south to take on Aston Villa under the lights at Villa Park.

This match sees former Villa manager Steve Bruce make his first return to Villa Park since he was sacked a little over a year ago. His successor, Dean Smith, oversaw a remarkable run of form that culminated in Villa returning to the Premier League.

Newcastle’s form has picked up recently with a couple of wins, while Villa have been strong at home so far. Both sides will be confident of picking up three points and moving further away from the bottom of the league.

The match kicks off at 8pm and it is live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:

  • Newcastle have a great recent record against Aston Villa: they are unbeaten against them in their past 12 meetings (6 wins).
  • Villa can get a lead – keeping it is another matter. They have lost 11 points from winning positions so far this season.
  • Trezeguet has scored in his last two matches for the Villa – the last player to score in three successive matches was Tom Cleverley back in May 2015.
  • Newcastle haven’t won back-to-back away matches since January 2018.
  • There may be worries over the Toon’s attacking options scoring rate, but their defenders are chipping in – seven of their last nine goals have come courtesy of the back four.

All the factz on Newcastle United v Arsenal, including which TV channel its on

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It’s the start of a new era on Tyneside as Steve Bruce takes charge of his first match as Newcastle United manager, welcoming Unai Emery’s Arsenal to St James’s Park. 

Both sides have invested over the summer – but have also lost key players from last season.

Arsenal are looking to regain a spot in the Champions League, while Newcastle will be looking to prove the pundits who predicted them for relegation this season wrong.

The match kicks off at 2pm and it’s live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Here are the factz you need to know:

* This fixture ended 0-0 last season. Arsenal took a 2-0 win at The Emirates Stadium.
* Newcastle have an awful record against Arsenal; they’ve won just 1 of the last 16 matches against them and drawn only 3.
* Newcastle had decent form towards the end of last season – winning 4 and drawing 2 of their last 10 PL matches.
* Arsenal’s last 10 matches were the same as Newcastle’s – 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats as they missed out on Champions League qualification.
* Reiss Nelson is back for Arsenal. He made 23 appearances and scored 7 goals on Lon for Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga last season.