Bournemouth vs Newcastle H2H: Can Anthony Gordon fire the Magpies to victory?

Bournemouth will host Newcastle on Saturday evening in a Premier League match that will have an impact at both ends of the table. Newcastle are pushing to leapfrog Aston Villa into fifth place in the Premier League table while Bournemouth are looking to climb out of the relegation zone. The match will take place at the Vitality Stadium and will kick off at 17:30 UK time.

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Philip Billing competes for the ball with Anthony Gordon in the last encounter – Photo by Icon sport

Bournemouth vs Newcastle H2H Record

Historically, Newcastle and Bournemouth have played in different leagues in English football. However, in recent years Bournemouth have established themselves as a regular club in the Premier League which has meant encounters have become more frequent.

  • Bournemouth Wins: 5
  • Draws: 5
  • Newcastle Wins: 7

Although the overall head-to-head record is close, Bournemouth have struggled against Newcastle ever since they were promoted to the Premier League for the first time in 2015. Newcastle are unbeaten in eight matches against the Cherries and will therefore be looking forward to facing them this weekend. Bournemouth, meanwhile, will be out to secure their first win over Newcastle since 2017.

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The last five Bournemouth vs Newcastle H2Hs

Newcastle have been dominant against Bournemouth over the past six years and have managed to wrestle control of the head-to-head. Prior to the Cherries' promotion in 2015, Bournemouth were on top in the head-to-head but that has all changed since.

Newcastle 2-1 Bournemouth – 9th November 2019

Back in 2019, St James' Park was a far different place to it is now. The fans were unhappy with manager Steve Bruce and owner Mike Ashley and the football on display was far from exhilarating. In this game, they needed goals from two defenders – Ciaran Clark and DeAndre Yedlin – to overcome Bournemouth who had taken the lead courtesy of Harry Wilson.

Bournemouth 1-4 Newcastle – 1st July 2020

Bournemouth faced Newcastle in July 2020 as part of the behind-closed-doors lockdown end to the 2019/20 season. Bournemouth were fighting for their lives by this point and Newcastle made matters worse when they turned up and emphatically beat them 4-1. Just a few weeks later, the Cherries were relegated to the Championship but bounced back just two years later.

Newcastle 1-1 Bournemouth – 17th September 2022

Alexander Isak scored his first goal at St James' Park in September 2022 when Bournemouth visited the North East. The Swede slotted home from the penalty spot to equalise after Phillip Billing had given the away side the lead just five minutes earlier. Although the result was a disappointing one for Newcastle they would end up finishing fourth in the Premier League table.

Newcastle 1-0 Bournemouth – 20th December 2022

After the Winter World Cup last season, the domestic calendar returned with a round of Carabao Cup fixtures. Newcastle hosted Bournemouth at St James' Park on a cold night in the North East and came out on top thanks to an own goal from Adam Smith. It wasn't the prettiest of wins for Eddie Howe's side but it got them into the hat for the next and set them on the path to their first cup final in over 20 years.

Bournemouth 1-1 Newcastle – 11th February 2023

The most recent encounter between Bournemouth and Newcastle took place at the Vitality Stadium in February 2023. Newcastle were gearing up for the Carabao Cup final against Manchester United at the end of the month and didn't put in their best display which allowed Bournemouth to take a point from them. It would have been more too had Miguel Almiron not equalised on the stroke of half time.

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Last season's clash between the two clubs. Photo by Icon sport

Bournemouth vs Newcastle H2H: Potential MVP

Plenty of eyebrows were raised when Newcastle spent £45m on Anthony Gordon in January 2023 but the ex-Everton winger is beginning to silence those critics. This season, he has become a permanent fixture in Eddie Howe's starting eleven this season and already has four goals and two assists in ten Premier League outings.

Gordon is a certainty to start on Saturday evening, and may even be forced to play up front with Alexander Isak out and Callum Wilson a doubt. As a result, he will be central to Eddie Howe's men gaining an important three points as they look to bounce back from their midweek Champions League disappointment.

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Bournemouth vs Newcastle H2H – Key trend

If Bournemouth can beat Newcastle on Saturday then it will be the first time that the club have beaten the Magpies since Eddie Howe was in the dugout as manager. Andoni Iraola is in need of the three points as he only has one win to his name so far but this will be a tall order regardless of Newcastle's injuries. We are going for a narrow win for Newcastle but for both teams to score.

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Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.