Newcastle United will take on Sheffield Wednesday as they travel to Hillsborough on Saturday night for the third round of the FA Cup. The Magpies come into the match on the back of a hard-fought scoreless draw against Premier League leaders Arsenal in their last game, so they will be looking to produce a better result to make it further into the fourth round of the domestic cup.
Eddie Howe will set his team up in a 4-3-3 formation and could make a couple of tweaks to the first XI for this away encounter. We can expect to see Allan Saint-Maximin play from the start on the left-wing spot while Chris Wood returns to lead the line down the middle.
4-3-3 Newcastle United Predicted XI Vs Sheffield Wednesday
Nick Pope will continue to feature in between the sticks for the Magpies hoping to produce a strong display and keep a clean sheet. 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 game.
Kieran Trippier will continue as the right-back while Dan Burn hopes to catch the eye 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.
Jamaal Lascelles will be named on the bench as he provides cover for the centre-back positions.
Joelinton, Bruno Guimaraes and Jacob Murphy will make up Newcastle’s midfield as they try to dominate possession at the centre of the park and engineer enough chances for the Magpies to win this contest away from home.
Sean Longstaff 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.
As mentioned earlier, Allan Saint-Maximin will function as the left-sided wide player while Miguel Almiron hopes to put on an influential display 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 replace Callum Wilson to lead the charge for the Tyneside club up top. He will be looking to find the back of the net and get his name on the scoresheet as he goes against the opposition in this weekend’s contest.
Callum Wilson 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.