An incredible stat has emerged ahead of tomorrow’s game with Bournemouth, highlighting that Rafa Benitez has lost just ONE of his last 58 home matches in the Premier League on a Saturday.
Not only that, Rafa Benitez has won all five Premier League home games played on a Saturday with Newcastle.
Wins over West Ham, Stoke City, Crystal Palace this season and victories against Swansea and Crystal Palace at the back end of the 2015-16 season highlight his immaculate record on a Saturday with NUFC in the top flight – a stat that bodes well for tomorrow’s visit of Bournemouth.
An impressive record both at Newcastle and across his time as a Premier League. You have to go back to March 2007 to find the last time he lost a home game in the Premier League on a Saturday. He’s won 47, drawn 10 and lost just on of his last 58 at home in the top flight:
Bournemouth beware. Rafa Benitez has lost only 1️⃣ of his last 58 home #PL matches on a Saturday ?
— Premier League (@premierleague) November 2, 2017
As revealed by The Chronicle, Rafa has an unbeaten run of 31 consecutive home matches in the Premier League to have kicked off on a Saturday – a feat that puts him at fourth on the all-time list for this achievement!
Hopefully he can work his magic once again tomorrow and help us to a much needed win.