Newcastle vs Brentford preview and prediction
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When is Newcastle vs Brentford? Newcastle vs Brentford take place on Saturday 20e November 2021 at 3:00 p.m. (UK)
Where is Newcastle vs Brentford taking place? Newcastle vs Brentford will take place at St. James’ Park in Newcastle upon Tyne
Where can I get tickets for Newcastle vs Brentford? Newcastle vs Brentford ticket information is available on each club’s official website
What TV channel is Newcastle vs Brentford showing in UK? Newcastle vs Brentford will not be televised live in UK
Where can I stream Newcastle vs Brentford in UK? Newcastle vs Brentford cannot be streamed live in the UK
- Newcastle manager Eddie Howe was in the stands as the Magpies secured a valuable point at Brighton last time around and have since spent a full two weeks working with his side ahead of their first game in charge here.
- Only defender Paul Dummett and winger Ryan Fraser are worried about injuries when it comes to Newcastle, with the game likely coming too early for Dummett, although Fraser has a much better chance of being declared fit to play.
- Injuries have hit Brentford hard in recent weeks and this was clearly demonstrated in their last game, which saw them win deep from Norwich their first Premier League win of the season, extending the Bees’ losing streak in the four-game elite.
- Goalkeeper David Raya and center-back Kristoffer Ajer remain out and each represent huge losses for Brentford. Mads Sorensen’s long-term injury.
PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Darlow; J. Murphy, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie; Shelvey, Hayden, Willock; Almiron, Wilson, Saint-Maximin
UNAVAILABLE: Dummett (injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Fraser (injured)
PREDICTED XI (3-5-2): Fernandez; Goode, Jansson, Pinnock; Canos, Onyeka, Norgaard, Janelt, Henry; Mbeumo, Toney
UNAVAILABLE: Ajer (Injured), Baptiste (Injured), Dasilva (Injured), Raya (Injured), Sorensen (Injured), Wissa (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Jensen (injured), Jorgensen (injured)
It’s now or never for Newcastle when it comes to putting wins and points on the Premier League table with them currently five points from safety. New boss Eddie Howe couldn’t have asked for a better game to start his reign in charge, at home against an unconfident and key-staffed Brentford side, especially in goals and at the back. There is no doubt that these injuries have proven to be a key factor in Brentford’s recent dramatic drop in form and it would not be surprising to see them once again struggling here in front of a St. James’ Park crowd that will give them back the life as difficult as possible. Two weeks of hard work on the training ground should pay off for Howe in this game with his players likely to shoot, deploying a much more offensive style of play than we are used to seeing from this Newcastle side . and ultimately leading to a crucial home win.
Advice: NEWCASTLE TO WIN