Newcastle United will clash heads with Brighton and Hove Albion at the American Express Community Stadium this Saturday afternoon as they focus on securing another win in the Premier League. The Magpies managed to earn a solid 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest last weekend which will keep them in high spirits ahead of this league clash on the road.
Eddie Howe will stick with the 4-3-3 formation and could choose to name the same starting XI that started against Nottingham earlier this month. Thus, we can expect to see Nick Pope in goal for the Tyneside club once again this weekend.
4-3-3 Newcastle United Predicted Lineup To Face Brighton
Nick Pope will resume his duties as Newcastle’s first-team keeper after securing a clean sheet in his last league start. Fabian Schar and Dan Burn will operate as Howe’s primary centre-backs as they focus on keeping things solid at the back this Saturday.
Kieran Trippier will play at right-back while Matt Targett hopes to put in a good display on the other side as the left-back. Both of them will have to pick and choose their moments to join in on the attack.
Sven Botman will once again have to be content with a place on Newcastle’s bench as he offers cover for the centre-half positions.
Joelinton, Bruno Guimaraes and Joe Willock will anchor the midfield for the visitors as they try to make life tough for Brighton at the centre of the park. The hard-working trio will also have to find a way to make a few clear-cut chances collectively in the final third if Newcastle are to come away with maximum points from the Amex on Saturday.
Sean Longstaff, Ryan Fraser and Jacob Murphy will be named on the bench as they wait for their opportunity to impress in the second half if required.
Allan Saint-Maximin will try to cause a few problems for the opposition defenders by using his pace effectively down the left flank. Miguel Almiron could get another shot to put in a productive performance from the right.
Callum Wilson will spearhead Howe’s attack on his own up top. The English marksman managed to get his name on the scoresheet versus Nottingham, so he will fancy his chances of putting in another influential display in the final third this weekend.
Chris Wood will be available for selection on the bench and might come on as a late-game substitute if Howe decides to call upon his services.