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Bournemouth’s Dominic Solanke’s impressive stats revealed as Eddie Howe faces former club


Newcastle welcome Bournemouth to St James’ Park hoping to secure their second win of the season.

The Magpies made an encouraging start to the Premier League with a thrilling 3-3 draw against Manchester City, however, momentum has slowed down since then. 

Bournemouth’s Dominic Solanke could cause Newcastle upset

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Bournemouth’s Dominic Solanke could cause Newcastle upset

The North East club are winless in four of their six league matches and, following the injury time loss at Liverpool and goalless draw with Crystal Palace, Eddie Howe must now prepare to face his former club.

However it is not all bad for the Geordies as Bournemouth haven’t been in particular been on their best form.

Eddie Howe meets former club Bournemouth following a 8 year spell with the Cherries

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Eddie Howe meets former club Bournemouth following a 8 year spell with the Cherries

With just two wins out of six, the Cherries’ return to the top flight has been tricky, including that 9-0 thrashing by Liverpool, which resulted in the sacking of Scott Parker. 

Therefore a win for Newcastle could be on the horizon if Bournemouth’s striker Dominic Solanke doesn’t show up.

Newcastle have only won once during the Premier League season this term

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Newcastle have only won once during the Premier League season this term

Solanke has scored 49 goals in English league football (1 for Liverpool, 48 for Bournemouth). 45 of these strikes have come in his last three seasons (90 appearances), compared to just four in his first three campaigns (63 apps).

Not to mention the 25-year-old’s acrobatic equaliser and then tee’d up Jaidon Anthony to slot home the winner in the 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest. 

Can the Magpies secure those all important three points or will Bournemouth steal the win?

talkSPORT EDGE takes a look..

  • Newcastle have lost just two of their eight Premier League meetings with Bournemouth (W4 D2), though both of those defeats came at St James’ Park (March 2016, November 2017)
  • After failing to score in their first Premier League meeting with Newcastle, Bournemouth have found the net in each of their last seven against them. However, they’ve only kept one clean sheet in their eight top-flight meetings with the Magpies
  • Newcastle have won their last three Premier League games against promoted sides, their longest such run since a run of seven between October 2013 and November 2014

Newcastle have lost just two of their eight Premier League meetings with Bournemouth (W4 D2)

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Newcastle have lost just two of their eight Premier League meetings with Bournemouth (W4 D2)
  • Newcastle have lost just one of their last eight Premier League games (W3 D4), a 2-1 loss to Liverpool last month. However, the Magpies are currently also winless in five league matches (D4 L1)
  • Bournemouth have conceded 18 goals in their six Premier League games this season – the joint-most at this stage by any side in the competition’s history
  • Newcastle have lost just one of their last 13 Premier League home games (W8 D4), going down 1-0 against Liverpool in April. They’ve only conceded more than one goal in one of those 13 games, doing so in their 3-3 draw with Manchester City last month

Bournemouth have conceded 18 goals in their six league games this season

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Bournemouth have conceded 18 goals in their six league games this season
  • Bournemouth have had just 34 shots in the Premier League this season, at least 22 fewer than any other side so far
  • Only Nottingham Forest (42) have faced more shots on target than Newcastle in the Premier League this season (36)
  • This will be Newcastle boss Eddie Howe’s first ever match in charge against his former club Bournemouth. Howe won both games against Burnley in the Premier League last season (the only other side he’s managed), as many as he had in his previous 10 against his former employers (D2 L6)






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