Newcastle United will welcome Leeds United to St. James Park on Saturday hoping to extend their unbeaten home record as they look to grab another victory. The Magpies recorded a splendid 3-0 win over Leicester City as they marked their return to competitive action over the past week. On the other hand, Leeds United suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City on boxing day, now struggling just outside the relegation zone.
Newcastle United Vs Leeds United: Talking Tactics
Eddie Howe will probably opt for the 4-3-3 formation that has been working for the squad. He is expected to name the same starting XI following a single change up top as Chris Wood drops to the bench making way for Callum Wilson to play from the start.
Jesse Marsch will make use of the 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to make a host of changes to the first XI. Crysencio Summerville returns to the final third along with Tyler Adams who will take up the holding midfield positions.
Howe will remain without the services of Jonjo Shelvey and Paul Dummet; the latter has a back problem that is preventing his return to first-team training while the former recently sustained a calf injury that will keep him sidelined for several weeks. Apart from this the rest of the team remains fit and available for selection.
Newcastle United Predicted XI
Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; S. Longstaff, Guimaraes, Willock; Almiron, Wilson, Joelinton
Meanwhile, the visitors are still not clear of injury concerns as Patrick Bamford remains doubtful due to a groin problem following Luis Sinisterra who is still recovering from an ankle injury. However, Summerville and Jack Harrison might be available for selection as they’ve returned to full fitness.
Leeds United Predicted XI
Meslier; Kristensen, Cooper, Koch, Struijk; Adams, Roca; Gnonto, Aaronson, Summerville; Rodrigo
Newcastle United Vs Leeds United: Streaming Links
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