2019 NFL – San Francisco 49ers @ New Orleans Saints Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is San Francisco 49ers @ New Orleans Saints taking place? Sunday 8th December, 2019 – 18:00 (UK)

Where is San Francisco 49ers @ New Orleans Saints taking place? Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

What is the expected weather for San Francisco 49ers @ New Orleans Saints? 11c in cloudy skies

What television channel is San Francisco 49ers @ New Orleans Saints on? Sky Sports will be showing live NFL games during the season so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream San Francisco 49ers @ New Orleans Saints? Subscribers to NFL GAMEPASS can stream matches live on their platform

Where can I get tickets for San Francisco 49ers @ New Orleans Saints? Check Ticketmaster for ticket information on selected games

What was the outcome in the last meeting? New Orleans Saints 41-23 San Francisco 49ers

THE TEAM NEWS

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

  • San Francisco suffered late heartbreak in their highly anticipated game with Baltimore but the 49ers showed plenty of good signs in defeat and there is little doubt that they will be in the mix for the Super Bowl come the end of the season.
  • The 49ers continue to nurse plenty of knocks and safety Jaquiski Tartt and defensive tackle D.J. Jones were the latest to pick up injuries last week and they are both questionable to feature this week with Jones deemed day-to-day despite a limited practice on Wednesday.
  • Tartt had to sit out with his rib problem but there should be good news on the injury front for the 49ers with running back Matt Breida expected to make his return this week and boost the options out of the backfield.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

  • New Orleans struggled in the red zone but the kicking of Will Lutz proved decisive as they overcame a tough Atlanta team to improve to 10-2 and put themselves in a strong position to secure a top-two seed in the NFC.
  • The Saints were able to get cornerback Marshon Lattimore back on the field in Week 13 and will hope he suffered no ill-effects from that game and, having avoided the injury report at the start of the week, he looks to have done just that.
  • Although that is a promising sign, the Saints do have a handful of injury concerns heading in to this week’s matchup with linebackers Kiko Alonso and A.J. Klein and tackle Andrus Peat all absent from Wednesday’s practice.

THE PREDICTION

San Francisco highlighted their Super Bowl credentials despite losing out to Baltimore last week and their defense looks a match for anyone. They will face another tough examination this week as they face New Orleans in the Superdome but the Saints could come unstuck if their offense is not more fluent than in last week’s showing and that should open the door for the 49ers to bounce back to claim the win in this one.

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