Sports Mole previews Saturday’s Premier League clash between Newcastle United and Brentford, including predictions, team news and possible line-ups.
Newcastle United will look to claim back-to-back Premier League wins when they host Brentford to St James’ Park on Saturday afternoon.
Meanwhile, the Bees will be looking to avoid a third consecutive top-flight game without a win.
After enduring a difficult run of six Premier League games without a win, Newcastle secured maximum points in resounding fashion when they beat Fulham 4-1 away from home last weekend.
Fulham dismissal Nathaniel Chaloba unsurprisingly, just eight minutes into the contest benefited the Magpies, and a brace from Miguel Almiron along with goals from callum wilson Y Sean Longstaff put them four goals ahead before game time. Bobby Decordova-Reid then scored a consolation shot at the end to avoid nick dad to keep a fourth clean sheet this term.
eddie howe expressed a sense of relief at full-time after his side picked up their second league win of the season in eight games, but they have nonetheless moved up to a respectable seventh in the table, just three points shy of the top four. and only one point. behind sixth-placed Manchester United, whom the Magpies will face next weekend.
Newcastle have turned St James’ Park into something of a fortress in recent months, losing just one of their last 14 league games at home, although the last three have ended in draws.
The Magpies also have an impressive record against Saturday’s opponents, Brentford, as they are unbeaten in their last six league games against them, winning five times and drawing once; in fact, their last home game was an entertaining 3-3 draw at St James’ Park. in November last year.
After scoring in each of their first six Premier League games, netting 15 times in the process, Brentford have drawn scoreless goals in their last two games against Arsenal and Bournemouth.
A 3-0 loss at home to the Gunners before the international break was followed by a frustrating goalless draw against the Cherries last weekend.
Thomas FrankThe team are holding on to a place in the top half of the table, sitting tenth and level on points with Merseyside rivals Liverpool and Everton, while there are four points separating the Bees from both the top four. Like the relegation zone. .
Brentford ended a run of 19 consecutive away games in the league without a clean sheet when they drew goalless against Bournemouth last time out, and they will now look to keep consecutive top-flight shutouts on the road for the first time since. a streak of three clean sheets between December 1937 and January 1938.
However, the Bees have struggled to keep the ball out of the net when they face Newcastle in the North East, having conceded 11 goals in their last three meetings at St James’ Park.
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Injury-prone Newcastle striker Wilson played just over an hour last weekend and is expected to start up front again as both Alexander Isaac Y chris wood remain out of the game with the respective muscle and rib injuries.
jonjo shelvey, emily kraft Y Charles Darlow are also ruled out with long-term problems, while Allan Saint Maximin he is doubtful due to a thigh problem and will be evaluated before the start of the game.
Bruno Guimaraes, joe willock and Sean Longstaff performed well together in midfield last week, with the trio expected to retain their places in the first XI, while jacob murphy will face competition from ryan fraser to start in the three forwards.
As for Brentford, pont jansson He limped off midway through the second half against Bournemouth after picking up a hamstring injury, and the Swedish centre-back will miss the trip to St James’ Park.
Christian Norgaard is also ruled out with an Achilles problem, while Ethan Pinnock (knee) and Keane Lewis Potter (knock) are both doubtful.
With Aaron Hickey hopes to return to the first XI at right back, Kristoffer Ajer could move to center back in Jansson’s absence, while jose dasilva can return to midfield at the expense of shandon bautista.
Ivan Toney Y bryan mbeumo are regular starters under Frank and are ready to continue in attack, either with Mikkel Damsgård either Yoane Wissa joining them in the top three.
Possible Newcastle United starting line-up:
Dad; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Willock, Guimaraes, S. Longstaff; Almiron, Wilson, Fraser
Possible Brentford starting line-up:
stripe; Hickey, Ajer, Mee, Henry; Jensen, Janelt, Dasilva; Mbeumo, Toney, Wissa
We say: Newcastle United 2-1 Brentford
A total of 24 goals have been scored at an average of 4.8 per game in the last five meetings between these two sides at St James’ Park, and there could be plenty more goalmouth action in the North East this weekend .
Both Newcastle and Brentford will have chances of success but we can see the hosts following up last weekend’s victory with another three points on Saturday in front of their own fans.
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