Newcastle United will entertain Crystal Palace at St. James’ Park this Wednesday night as they try to secure a victory in front of their home supporters in the third round of the EFL Cup. The Magpies managed to earn a dominant 4-1 victory over Southampton recently which will keep them in high spirits ahead of this game.
Eddie Howe will set his players up in a 4-3-3 for this cup game. Allan Saint-Maximin, Ryan Fraser and Chris Wood are expected to make up Newcastle’s frontline for this game as Howe looks to freshen his options up for this cup clash at home.
4-3-3 Newcastle United Predicted Lineup To Face Crystal Palace
Karl Darlow will function in between the sticks for the Magpies as Nick Pope gets a well-deserved rest on the bench.
Sven Botman will function alongside Jamaal Lascelles at the heart of Newcastle’s backline as they focus on keeping things tidy on the defensive end of the field versus the Eagles.
Javier Manquillo could get a rare chance to act as the right-back while Matt Targett hopes to give a good account of himself as the left-back. Both of them will get the freedom to express themselves in the opponent’s half and engineer some clear-cut chances for their teammates up top.
Fabian Schar and Kieran Trippier will be rested on the bench as they provide cover for the defensive positions.
Jonjo Shelvey, Sean Longstaff and Elliot Anderson will function as the central midfielders for the Magpies as they try to get a foothold in the game at the centre of the park and orchestrate some promising chances in the final third.
Joe Willock will be available for selection on the bench as they wait for their chance to shine in the second 45 minutes if required.
Allan Saint-Maximin will try to put his pace to good use as the left-sided wide player while Ryan Fraser hopes to give a good account of himself on the other side as the right-winger.
Chris Wood will spearhead Howe’s attack on the attacking end of the pitch. The English centre-forward has to find a way to cause a few headaches for the opposition defenders during the 90 minutes.
Jacob Murphy and Miguel Almiron will be rested on the bench as they wait for their opportunity to impress in the latter stages of the game if Newcastle are in need of a goal by then.