Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(38) 23 Goals 24 (34)
(29) 15 Assists 23 (29)
(6.7) 6.7 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.5)
31.1 Average Age 33.3
183.4 Average Height (cm) 183.4
(0.9) 0.9 Shots pg 0.9 (0.7)
(49%) 50% Aerial Duel Success 51% (55%)
(0.6) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.8)
(1.3) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Newcastle
Stoke
Player Reason Status Rating
Paul Dummett Out 6.76
Aleksandar Mitrovic Out 6.43
Chancel Mbemba Doubtful 6.87
Karl Darlow Doubtful 6.66
Player Reason Status Rating
Julien Ngoy Out 5.89
Stephen Ireland Out 6.1
Ibrahim Afellay Out 5.99
Geoff Cameron Out 6.67
Ryan Shawcross Doubtful 7.09

Team News

Newcastle
Stoke
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic serves the second of a three-match ban here.
  • Few changes are expected from the home side after they beat Swansea last weekend.
  • Karl Darlow and Chancel Mbemba have returned to training ahead of this match.
  • Geoff Cameron is unlikely to play after suffering a hamstring injury last weekend, while Ryan Shawcross isn't expected to recover from a back injury in time. With the aforementioned duo ruled out, Bruno Martins Indi is poised for a recall.
  • Other than that, Mark Hughes may resist further changes after holding Manchester United to a 2-2 draw last weekend.

Prediction

  • Both sides picked up good results in their last match and will only have eyes on three points here. The Potters are now unbeaten in four matches and are perhaps slight favourites given their greater offensive options.
  • There have been under 2.5 goals in each of the last five matches between the two sides, which only illustrates how tight these encounters tend to be. Neither side has managed to score more than one goal in those past matches, which means the first goal will be crucial.
  • Given Newcastle haven't triumphed in any of the last five matches with Stoke, the Potters should take one point home at the very least.
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