Newcastle United host Brentford in a gathering between two Premier League sides desperately struggling for type on Saturday afternoon.
Eddie Howe takes to the Newcastle dugout for the primary time this weekend together with his new membership winless (and and not using a clear sheet) in all 11 league video games this time period.
Brentford banked three victories within the opening months of the marketing campaign however have misplaced their final 4 Premier League outings.
This is all it’s worthwhile to find out about this sport between two groups gagging for a win.
When is kick off? Saturday 20 November, 15:00 (GMT)
The place is the match being performed? St James’ Park
TV channel/dwell stream? Sky Sports activities Soccer Saturday/BBC Closing Rating (UK), Peacock Premium (US), DAZN (Canada)
Highlights? Sky Sports activities YouTube Channel, Match of the Day (BBC – UK)
Referee? Robert Jones
VAR? Kevin Good friend
For his first Newcastle beginning XI, Howe might very effectively have an virtually solely full squad to pick from. Whereas the long-term absentee Paul Dummett continues to be eased again, Ryan Fraser was pictured coaching together with his membership facet after citing a calf downside that pressured him to go away Scotland’s squad – a lot to the disapproval of his worldwide supervisor Steve Clarke.
Nonetheless, Miguel Almiron – in stark distinction to Fraser’s patriotic dedication – will not end taking part in Colombia together with his Paraguay facet till the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Brentford‘s fast assimilation to high flight soccer was aided, partly, by a sort fixture listing, but additionally by Thomas Frank’s capacity to repeatedly choose a core group of gamers, with just one or two alterations. Nonetheless, their dire run of late has coincided with a spate of accidents all through the squad.
Alongside the long-term illnesses afflicting Josh Dasilva and Mads Sorensen, Brentford shall be with out their first-choice goalkeeper David Raya (knee) and record-signing Kristoffer Ajer (hamstring) for the foreseeable future.
Mathias Jorgensen was pressured off for an early bathtub in Brentford’s most up-to-date fixture with a muscle damage. To compound issues, Mathias Jensen examined optimistic for COVID-19 whereas on worldwide responsibility with Denmark earlier this month.
In additional optimistic information, Shandon Baptiste has recovered from a dislocated shoulder and Yoane Wissa might return from an ankle damage.
Each these soccer golf equipment have existed for one of the best a part of 13 many years however Newcastle and Brentford have solely met 12 occasions through the years, and by no means as soon as in England’s high flight.
Newcastle have twice as many victories on this fixture in comparison with Brentford however misplaced the final assembly which occurred lower than a yr in the past. The Bees’ 1-0 win over their upcoming opponents in final season’s Carabao Cup quarter-final ‘created a brand new chapter’ within the membership’s historical past based on supervisor Frank.
Nonetheless, Brentford’s solely victory at St James’ Park in any competitors got here whereas George V was England’s King, because the Bees earned a 5-2 win en path to promotion from the second tier within the 1934/35 marketing campaign.
The latest Premier League win for both of those sides might have come greater than six weeks in the past, however certainly one of these groups has been producing shows that conflict with the meagre outcomes.
“We’ve carried out effectively in three of the final 4 video games that now we have misplaced,” Brentford’s Frank analysed after his facet afforded Norwich Metropolis their first win of the season. “If we maintain performing like this, the regulation of statistics tells me that we are going to be completely nice,” he concluded.
Having additionally unintentionally ended Burnley’s winless drought the week prior, Brentford aren’t as prone to full an undesirable hat-trick towards Newcastle as their latest outcomes recommend.
Prediction: Newcastle 1-1 Brentford