Encounters between Newcastle United and Bournemouth have been few and far between as far as the histories of the two respective clubs are concerned having only played each other on no more than 12 occasions.
Statistics, in this respect, would suggest that this could go either way because wins, losses and draws have been evenly split between them.
One statistic in Newcastle's favour going into this match is they are unbeaten in the last three matches against the Cherries. In addition to this, Bournemouth have only scored once in their three matches in the past month. Prior to this run, they had a problem in keeping clean sheets this season with young goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale being entrusted with the gloves replacing Asmir Begovic as the main goalkeeper.
One player who could make his return from injury is the former Bournemouth player, Matt Ritchie. Despite Jetro Willems' impressive performances of late, many fans feel that they have missed Ritchie's leadership and will be eager to have him back in the starting line up for the first time since August.
With ten league games gone in the season, the Cherries have made a decent start and look set for another mid table finish in the Premier League for the fifth consecutive season. Since becoming a Premier League side in 2015, they have never been part of a relegation scrap nor have they really troubled the places for European football.
This weekend will be a big game for Newcastle as they will want to gather consecutive wins for the first time this season which would come at a good time prior to the International break. Another key point to note is that it was this fixture last season (also played on the weekend of Remembrance Sunday) that Salomon Rondon scored his first league goals for the club which could be perceived as a promising sign that new signing Joelinton could start racking up the goals sometime soon.
Facts and Figures
Newcastle wins: 4
Bournemouth wins: 4
Newcastle wins: 3
Bournemouth wins: 3
All Competitions at St. James' Park
Newcastle wins: 3
Bournemouth wins: 2
Previous ten (all competitions)
Newcastle wins: 3 (14 goals)
Bournemouth wins: 3 (13 goals)
Home: Played: 4, Won: 2 (50%), Drawn: 0, Lost: 2, Goals For: 6, Goals against: 5, Goal difference: +1, Pts: 6 (50%).
Away: Played: 4, Won: 1 (25%), Drawn: 2, Lost: 1, Goals For: 6, Goals against: 6, Goal difference: 0, Pts: 5 (42%).
First met in the league: 1989/90
Doubles achieved: 0
Doubles conceded: 0
Last home win: Newcastle United 2 (Salomon Rondon 7, 39) Bournemouth 1 (Jefferson Lerma 45) - 10/11/2018.
Last home draw: Newcastle United 2 (Andy Hunt x2) Bournemouth 2 (Bournemouth won 4-3 on penalties), FA Cup 3rd Round - 22/01/1992.
Last home defeat: Newcastle United 0 Bournemouth 1 (Steve Cook 90) - 04/11/2017.
Bournemouth's Last 10 (W2, D4, L4)
28/08: Forest Green Rovers (h), EFL Cup 2nd Round, Drew 0-0 (won 3-0 on penalties).
31/08: Leicester City (a), Premier League, Lost 1-3, 4 points - 15th place.
15/09: Everton (h), Premier League, Won 3-1, 7 points - 8th place.
20/09: Southampton (a), Premier League, Won 3-1, 10 points - 3rd place.
25/09: Burton Albion (a), EFL Cup 3rd Round, Lost 2-0.
28/09: West Ham (h), Premier League, Drew 2-2, 11 points - 7th place.
06/10: Arsenal (a), Premier League, Lost 0-1, 11 points - 10th place.
19/10: Norwich City (h), Premier League, Drew 0-0, 12 points - 9th place.
26/10: Watford (a), Premier League, Drew 0-0, 13 points - 8th place.
02/11: Manchester United (h), Premier League, Won 1-0, 16 points - 7th place.
Average placing last 20 years: 48th (4th in League One)
Biggest win: Newcastle United 3 - 0 Bournemouth (28/02/1990) - (Old) Division Two
Newcastle United 1 - 3 Bournemouth (05/03/2016) - Premier League