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After starting their first Champions League adventure in 20 years with a 0-0 draw at Milan, everyone in this Newcastle United predicted lineup vs PSG should feel confident of getting another strong result.
While the game wasn’t a classic for the neutral fan, it set up an interesting situation in the ‘Group of Death’. As this group’s top seeds by virtue of being French champions, PSG are the toughest side in the group in every regard. But a great atmosphere at St. James’ Park means this is set to be a cracking battle.
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The game against PSG will be Newcastle’s sixth game in the space of just 18 days – something Eddie Howe and his side are not used to, unlike the well-seasoned UCL veterans PSG. This increase in fixtures is already starting to take a major toll on the side, with players dropping like flies.
So, before we get into our top picks, it’s important to look at just what Newcastle will be missing. Joe Willock, Joelinton, Sven Botman, and Harvey Barnes are all guaranteed to not feature until at least after the next international break, with Barnes not back till the new year.
Newcastle also faces fitness issues, with Bruno Guimaraes and Callum Wilson likely to be doubts having either picked up injuries on Saturday or not been present at all.
Newcastle United predicted lineup
Nick Pope, Kieran Trippier, Jamaal Lascelles, Fabian Schar, Dan Burn, Sandro Tonali, Sean Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes, Miguel Almiron, Anthony Gordon, Callum Wilson
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Regardless of injuries, Newcastle still have dangerous men for PSG to worry about, so let’s have a look.
Anthony Gordon – A revelation in black and white
Gordon has been a revelation for Newcastle this season, and his current run of form could see him cause problems for PSG. In Hakimi, however, Gordon has an unknown adversary, and it’s one that the young Englishman is going to need to rise above if Newcastle are to get the best out of him.
It feels weird to say that one of the most dangerous players on the pitch for Newcastle is a right-back. Trippier has been a star this season, but Mbappe could blunt Trippier’s attacking numbers. As such, Howe will likely deploy Almiron once again on the right wing, allowing his pace to assist Trippier in defence.
Expected to sign a new deal this week with Newcastle, Guimaraes has come into form at a crucial time for Newcastle. While his partnership with Tonali is still early in its development, Sean Longstaff coming into the side has been key in allowing Guimaraes to flourish.
Newcastle United predicted lineup vs PSG – The Final Word
Regardless of the result, this is the game Newcastle fans have been waiting for. If AC Milan was the warm-up, PSG is the main event. With PSG already leading the pack, it would be a huge statement for Newcastle if they were able to put the French champions to the sword. Whatever starting 11 Howe drops it’s going to need to be a side that leaves nothing on the pitch if they want to walk away with all three points.
Since their 3-1 defeat to Brighton, Newcastle have been on a great run of form. Playing five, winning four, and drawing one all while scoring twelve times and not concerning. Newcastle will certainly face their toughest test against PSG this week, however, Newcastle is a hard side to beat at home having lost just four times at home in 2023, with all of those coming against the Premier League’s “big 6” sides.
While that form is going to be really hard to continue against PSG, considering PSG had scored eight goals in their last three games before being shut out by Clermont Foot on Saturday. St. James’ Park will be the big factor, and managing the early minutes will be crucial, with PSG likely wanting to get off to a quick start to silence the crowd. If Newcastle can stop that, however, who knows what might happen.
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