Probable Lineups

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3-4-3
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(38) 18 Goals 21 (35)
(29) 14 Assists 16 (24)
(6.6) 6.7 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.6)
30.7 Average Age 31.9
181.3 Average Height (cm) 184.5
(0.7) 0.8 Shots pg 0.9 (0.8)
(49%) 48% Aerial Duel Success 58% (55%)
(0.7) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.5)
(1.2) 1.1 Tackles pg 1.1 (1.1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Newcastle
Brighton
Player Reason Status Rating
Florian Lejeune Out 6.51
Dwight Gayle Out 6.48
Fabian Schär Doubtful 6.75
DeAndre Yedlin Doubtful 6.33
Matt Ritchie Doubtful 6.81
Sean Longstaff Doubtful 6.37
Player Reason Status Rating
José Izquierdo Out N/A
Leandro Trossard Out 6.54
Ezequiel Schelotto Doubtful 6.24
Martín Montoya Doubtful 6.52
Leon Balogun Doubtful N/A
Bernardo Doubtful 6.48

Team News

Newcastle
Brighton
  • Fabian Schar is expected to overcome a knock to start in defence in what may be an unchanged XI from the side that lost 3-1 at Liverpool.
  • Florian Lejeune and Dwight Gayle both sit this one, however.
  • DeAndre Yedlin, Matt Ritchie and Sean Longstaff are all hoping to recover in time for the welcome of Brighton, but Allan Saint-Maximin and Andy Carroll have both been named in the squad.
  • Leandro Trossard and Jose Izquierdo will both sit out the trip to Newcastle.
  • Ezequiel Schelotto, Leon Balogun, Bernardo and Martin Montoya will be assessed, and with the latter two possibly out, Graham Potter could use Solly March at right wing-back again.
  • Dan Burn may again start from the left in this instance, with Glenn Murray operating ahead of him in a front three.

Prediction

  • Newcastle went ahead against Liverpool, but their opponents' quality shone through in the end as they fell to a third Premier League defeat of the season. Having now won just the once this term, the Magpies need to pick up points against possible relegation rivals, starting with the welcome of Brighton.
  • After an opening day 3-0 win at Watford, Brighton have now failed to win in four in the league and it has seen them fall to a solitary point above Newcastle in the table. They have, however, never lost to Newcastle in the Premier League, winning two, which includes a 1-0 win in this match last season.
  • Top-flight affairs between these two have been tight and it could be that the spoils are shared.
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User Predictions

Comments (4)

 
  • Really positive tactics there from Steve Bruce, but hey... he's a Geordie, so he must be the right man for the job!

  • @tinyclaw 29.4% possession at home to *Brighton* ... my God. Rafa understood this side's weaknesses, Bruce just has a Championship mentality.

  • 2-1 Almiron

  • Relegation six pointer