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St James’s Park forms the location for the Premier League meeting between Newcastle and Brentford this weekend. Newcastle are reeling from three consecutive losses whereas Brentford are turning out to be the surprise package of the campaign. The Bees have managed to stay unbeaten after four games despite having a tricky run of matches from the start. The match will kick off on September 16.
Newcastle United vs Brentford Predicted Lineups and News
Newcastle are looking to overcome a miserable start to the season – as Champions League duties overwhelm the team – when they welcome Brentford to the St James’s Park. The home team are struggling with only three points from the first four matches while Brentford are yet to suffer a defeat – four games into the season. Brentford have previously suffered at the hands of Newcastle with three consecutive losses. One can catch the live TV coverage of this match on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.
Team news: Newcastle
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has seen his team ravaged by injuries following the recent international break. A number of players, including summer signing Sandro Tonali, is a big doubt for the upcoming match after picking up a muscle injury. Javier Manquillo and Joe Willock are the players who are already on the treatment table following groin and calf injuries respectively. Emil Krafth is a long-term injury concern for the with a crucial ligament rupture. Sven Botman and Elliot Anderson are also rated as doubts for the game due to knocks.
Newcastle United Predicted Lineup
Nick Pope, Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schaer, Daniel Burn, Matt Targett, Sean Longstaff, Bruno Guimaraes, Joelinton, Jacob Murphy, Alexander Isak, Anthony Gordon
Team news: Brentford
Brentford are heading into the encounter with a handful of injury and suspension issues. Mikkel Damsgaard did not feature in the recent club and international matches, but there is confidence around Brentford that the 23-year-old feature against Newcastle. Shandon Baptiste remains in a long-term injury problem for the team while Dasilva is suffering from a thigh injury. Ivan Toney will be suspended for the upcoming game.
Brentford Predicted Lineup
Mark Flekken, Nathan Collins, Ben Mee, Ethan Pinnock, Aaron Hickey, Mathias Jensen, Christian Noergaard, Vitaly Janelt, Rico Henry, Bryan Mbeumo, Yoane Wissa
Will Anthony Gordon Play Today?
Yes, Anthony Gordon is expected to be fit for the match. The 22-year-old has been one of the better performers for Newcastle at the start of the campaign. He has been able to grab a goal and an assist in his last four appearances. Even though Gordon has frequently found himself on the books of the referee with three yellow cards already, he will be an important attacking asset for the Magpies. Gordon has faced Brentford on four occasions during his time at Everton. The Young Lion has been able to get on the scoresheet once against Brentford in the past.
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