Probable Lineups


Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(83) 52 Goals 37 (49)
(55) 37 Assists 28 (43)
(6.5) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.6 (6.5)
25.9 Average Age 26
184 Average Height (cm) 183.5
(0.9) 1.1 Shots pg 0.9 (0.8)
(51%) 49% Aerial Duel Success 49% (51%)
(0.9) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.6)
(1.4) 1.1 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.3)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Nottingham Forest
Player Reason Status Rating
Nick Pope Out 6.71
Jacob Murphy Out 6.98
Harvey Barnes Out 6.61
Joe Willock Out 6.45
Elliot Anderson Out 6.65
Javier Manquillo Out N/A
Matt Targett Out 5.91
Sandro Tonali Out 6.53
Joelinton Doubtful 6.74
Jamaal Lascelles Doubtful 6.61
Player Reason Status Rating
Taiwo Awoniyi Out 6.58
Willy-Arnaud Boly Out 6.94
Ibrahim Sangaré Doubtful 6.5
Sèrge Aurier Doubtful 6.62
Felipe Doubtful 6.32

Team News

Nottingham Forest
  • Jamaal Lascelles was forced off in the first half of Newcastle's 1-0 loss at Luton and should be replaced by Sven Botman at the back.
  • Lewis Miley also came off in the first half, though that was a tactical decision by Eddie Howe and the teenager will be fine here.
  • Joelinton faces a late fitness test but Howe remains without seven players due to injury.
  • Nuno Espirito Santo will be forced into at least one change with Willy-Arnaud Boly suspended following his contentious red card against Bournemouth.
  • Taiwo Awoniyi is sidelined due to injury while Ibrahim Sangare, Serge Aurier and Felipe will be assessed.


  • Newcastle's dire away record continued at Luton on Saturday but they remain impressive at home. Indeed, Eddie Howe has overseen eight wins from nine at St. James' Park in the Premier League this season.
  • Nottingham Forest fell to a 3-2 loss to Bournemouth in Nuno Espirito Santo's first game in charge. Like Newcastle, Forest have a poor away record having collected just five points on their travels.
  • Even with Newcastle's ongoing injury issues, they should have too much for Forest on Boxing Day.

User Predictions

Comments (17)

  • Forest won thanks to Wood.

  • Newcastle's Boxing day record is atrocious. I think this result means they've lost 16 from the last 25.

  • That score prediction is ‘king hilarious.

  • Amanda Staveley said Newcastle must finish in the top 4 this season but they have no chance based on recent form and league position.

  • Newcastles next 3 games are Liverpool , Man City and Villa.

  • @Marbella yep L L and L

  • Strange as it seems Eddie Howes job could be under threat from the Arabs due to the recent poor form.

  • Not only was that not a Penalty but Isak should have been booked for simulation. I have no dog in this fight. VAR continues to be an existential threat to football.

  • Newcastle Win.

  • @Marbella Ur predictions these days are becoming terrible

  • btts

  • Home win

  • bts, over 2.5, most likely hw

  • Home win

  • 0-1 Elanga

  • @watfordAlbert Elanga did get two assists. New manager bounce combined with Newcastle's terrible Boxing Day jinx maybe.