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Wood To Spearhead Howe’s Attack | 4-3-3 Newcastle United Predicted Lineup Vs Wolves

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Newcastle United will clash heads with Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux Stadium on Sunday afternoon as they look to keep their good form going in the Premier League. The Magpies managed to secure a 2-1 win over Tranmere Rovers in midweek which will keep them in high spirits ahead of this game.

Eddie Howe could set his players up in a 4-3-3 formation and could name a strong starting XI for this game. Chris Wood will once again get a chance to spearhead Newcastle’s attack on his own up top.

4-3-3 Newcastle United Predicted Lineup To Face Wolves

Defence

Nick Pope will operate in between the sticks for the Magpies after being rested in the EFL Cup earlier this week. Fabian Schar will resume his centre-back partnership with Sven Botman as they look to keep things solid at the back during the 90 minutes.

Kieran Trippier will get a chance to impress as the right-back while Matt Targett fills in on the other flank as the left-back. Howe will ask both his full-backs to be adventurous so that they can offer some decent support to the front players.

Paul Dummett will provide cover for the defensive positions on Howe’s bench.

St. James' Park
St. James’ Park

Midfield

The Newcastle head coach could name a midfield comprised of Joelinton, Bruno Guimaraes and Joe Willock as they focus on winning the 50-50 battles at the centre of the park. All three of them need to put in a good display collectively if Newcastle are to secure all three points on the road this weekend.

Sean Longstaff will have to settle for a place on the bench but might come on to influence the game in the second half if needed.

Attack

Allan Saint-Maximin will look to give a good account of himself on the left flank while Miguel Almiron hopes to catch the eye from the right. Saint-Maximin has to find a way to be more clinical in the final third following a promising start to this campaign.

Chris Wood will lead the line for the Tyneside giants in the final third. The English striker managed to score versus Tranmere in midweek which will give him some confidence ahead of this game.

Callum Wilson will be sidelined for this match due to a thigh injury. However, both Jacob Murphy and Matt Ritchie will be available for selection on the bench as they wait for their chance to shine in the second 45 minutes if required.

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