Newcastle could have done without this extra second leg, had they been careful in the reverse fixture. However, what’s done is done, and this Tuesday, aided with the home advantage, the Magpies will make no mistake and go after a convincing win over the League One outfit, Rochdale.
Newcastle United vs Rochdale Head-to-head (h2h)
- The first leg of this third round have been the sole h2h encounter between these teams. Then, Rochdale at home, held the favorites Newcastle to a 1-1 draw.
Newcastle United vs Rochdale Prediction
Newcastle were on course to make it to the fourth round as these two clashed the last match-day, in the first leg. Despite being on the road, the Magpies were leading 0-1 till late into the game.
However, the equalizer by Rochdale in the 80th minute spoiled all those plans, and led to the match being replayed.
This Tuesday, right away take into account the fact that Newcastle are one of the prominent teams in the Premier League. They regularly conduct battles with some of the best teams in the world, in arguably the toughest league in the whole of Europe.
On the other hand, Rochdale are in the League One, the third tier of English Football, and even there, they are placed just above the relegation zone as of now.
On top of all this, Newcastle have the home advantage as well.
They are already fuming as they let this easy fixture get to the second leg. Under no circumstance will the Magpies take this upcomimg match lightly, and will play hard for the victory right from the get-go.
Keep note that at this venue this season, Newcastle held the reigning PL Champions Manchester City to a draw, and defeated the likes of Manchester United, and Tottenham. For such an awe-inspiring squad, a team from the third tier will not be that much of a challenge.
In addition, the Magpies were unbeaten in nine of their last eleven match-ups at this stadium, and were defeated just thrice – by Arsenal, Leicester, and Everton.
Taking these observations into consideration, it’s estimated that Newcastle should cruise to a huge and convincing win this Tuesday.