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NEW vs BUR Dream11 Team Prediction Tips Newcastle United vs Burnley EFL Cup Fixture August 26

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NEW vs BUR Dream11: Newcastle United will be up against Burnley in the forthcoming EFL Cup Second Round Fixture. It has been an underwhelming start to the season for Newcastle in the Premier League. Their first game ended in a 2-4 defeat to West Ham, which was recently followed up by a 2-0 loss to Aston Villa. As for Burnley, they too have followed a similar pattern of sorts as New Castle. Sean Dyche’s men are on the back of a 2-1 and a 2-0 defeat to Brighton and Liverpool in the Premier League respectively. With both clubs struggling to start off well, we can expect the upcoming clash to be a dogged affair. A win for either Newcastle or Burnley will advance to them to the next round, while, the loser gets knocked out of the EFL Cup.

Date: August 26, Thursday
Kick-Off: 12:15 AM (IST)
Venue: St. James’ Park

Watch EFL Cup Live Stream and Live Score: No coverage in India.

Recent Form

Newcastle United: LL

Burnley: LL

Head to Head

From the last six meetings between the two sides, it’s Newcastle that has the upper hand with four wins. One game has been won by Burnley, while, one game was ended on level terms.

Newcastle United News

Injury Report and Unavailability: Jonjo Shelvey, Martin Dubravka and Isaac Hayden are ruled out due to injuries.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Woodman should be starting in at goal.
  • Krafth, Schar, Lascalles, Clark and Lewis are likely to feature in defence.
  • Fraser, Hendrick, Longstaff and Joelinton should accommodate the midfield region.
  • D Gayle is expected to lead the attack.

Newcastle United Starting XI (Likely)

Woodman
Krafth
Schar
Lascelles
Clark
Lewis
Fraser
Hendrick
Longstaff
Joelington
Gayle

Burnley News

Injury Report and Unavailability: Dale Stephens and Kevin Long are on the sidelines due to injury.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Hennessey should be starting in at goal.
  • Bardsley, Tarkowski, Collings and Pieters could line up in defence.
  • Brownhill, Cork, Benson and McNeil can feature in the midfield region.
  • Barns and Rodriguez are expected to lead the attack.

Burnley Starting XI (Likely)

Hannessey
Barsley
Tarkowski
Collins
Pieters
Brownhill
Cork
Benson
McNeil
Barnes
Rodriguez

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Fantasy Football Tips 

Captain Options

Joelinton can have a role to play in the forward line for Newcastle United. The centre forward scored four goals and has three assists from 30 appearances in the league last season.

Dwight McNeil can play an influential role form midfield for Burnley. McNeil had two goals and five assists from 36 appearances last season in the league.

Differential Pick 

Dwight Gayle and Jay Rodriguez can also turn out to be danger men in the final third region for Newcastle and Burnley respectively.

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NEW vs BUR Dream 11 Teams

GK: F Woodman
DEF: F Schar, C Clark, E Pieters, P Bardsley
MID: J Cork, S Longstaff, D McNeil
FOR: A Barnes, D Gayle, Joelinton

Likely Winner:

Both Newcastle and Burnley haven’t had ideal starts to the Premier League season. The game is expected to be a dogged affair, and it could turn out to be a difference of just one goal by the end of it. With Newcastle having the home advantage, the NEW vs BUR Today Match Prediction Odds are in favor of a Newcastle win.

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