They started the season in scintillating form, but Bournemouth have since slumped back into mid table after just three wins in 2019. While the Cherries are on the slide, Newcastle have gained crucial points recently, making the gap between themselves and the bottom three look a little less precarious.

Rafa Benitez’s side have taken 10 points from their last five games, including last week’s inspired comeback against Everton. They are now 13th in the table (one place off Bournemouth) and six points adrift of Cardiff in 18th.

With all of the off-field debate and lack of funds, Benitez is getting closer and closer to performing another miracle on Tyneside.

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What time does it start?

Where can I watch it?

The game won’t be broadcast live, but you can follow the action on IndySport’s live blog.

Player to watch:

Ayoze Perez. The Spaniard hasn’t been prolific this season, but last week he showed his worth with a brace to secure three point for his side late on against Everton. If he can produce that form again, the Magpies will be on the brink of safety.

Ayoze Perez celebrates scoring for Newcastle (PA)

Form:

Bournemouth :LDLLW

Newcastle: DWWLW

Odds:

Bournemouth: 11/10

Draw: 23/10

Newcastle: 5/2

Prediction:

1-1 draw

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