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Will Howe Make Any Tweaks? | 4-3-3 Newcastle United Predicted Lineup Vs Leeds United

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Newcastle United will welcome Leeds United at St. James’ Park this Saturday as they look to secure another good result in the Premier League. The Magpies managed to earn an impressive 3-0 win away at Leicester City recently which will keep them in high spirits ahead of this game.

Eddie Howe will set his team up in a 4-3-3 formation and could keep changes to a minimum for this contest. Hence, we can once again expect to see Chris Wood lead the line for Newcastle in the final third.

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


Nick Pope will feature in between the sticks for the Magpies after securing a clean sheet away from home. Sven Botman will function alongside Fabian Schar at the heart of Newcastle’s backline as they hope to keep things solid at the back throughout the 90 minutes.

Kieran Tripper will fill in as the right-back while Dan Burn hopes to put in a good display on the other side as the left-back. Howe will give both of them the license to get forward and join in on the attack at every chance they get.

Jamaal Lascelles will be named on the bench as he provides cover for the centre-back positions.

St. James' Park
St. James’ Park


Joe Willock, Bruno Guimaraes and Sean Longstaff will make up Newcastle’s midfield as they try to win the 50-50 battles at the centre of the park and engineer enough chances for the Magpies to win this contest at home.

Elliot Anderson will have to be content with a spot on the bench as he waits for his chance to shine in the second 45 minutes if Howe opts to call upon his services.


Joelinton will function as the left-sided wide player while Miguel Almiron hopes to prove his worth on the right wing. Almiron is enjoying a good run of form this season and would be eager to make a difference for Newcastle in the final third.

Chris Wood will lead the charge for the Tyneside club up top. He managed to net a goal from the penalty spot in his last league start which will give him some confidence going into this clash versus the Whites.

Callum Wilson is a major doubt for this game as he continues to recover from an illness. However, Allan Saint-Maximin and Ryan Fraser will be named on the bench and might come on to make an impact in the latter stages of the game if needed.

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