Newcastle returns to Premier League action this Wednesday with a clash against Everton at Saint James Park.
Venue: St. James’ Park (Newcastle)
Newcastle United are unbeaten in their last five PL games (W2, D3).
The hosts have drawn six of their opening ten league games this season (W3, L1).
Only Liverpool have beaten Newcastle in 2022 (W9, D4).
The Magpies have won just three of their last 27 games played on Wednesday (D5, L19).
Newcastle have the best defence in the league this season having conceded just nine goals this term.
Everton have just two wins across their previous 22 PL away outings (D5, L15).
They have kept just one clean sheet in their last 22 PL away games.
They have lost three of their last four head-to-head meetings with Newcastle.
Head to head
In 52 Premier League meetings between both sides, Everton have a slightly better record with 22 wins while Newcastle have 21 wins (D11).
Latest performances in all competitions
Newcastle United: D-W-W-D-D
Newcastle United will look to make a quick bounce back from their draw with Manchester United last weekend when they host Everton at St. James Park on Wednesday.
The Magpies travelled to Old Trafford in search of a win that would have seen them creep closer to the top four by usurping the Red Devils, but the tie against Erik Ten Hag’s side ended in a stalemate.
Overall, Eddie Howe’s were the better team, and with better luck, they would have come off with all three points, as the bar came to the rescue of the Manchester side twice.
Howe will now ready his side for the visit of a stubborn Everton side and while the Englishman will be keen to see his side take all three points, they will have to dig deep to win against Frank Lampard’s side who like to sit deep and defend.
Newcastle have a host of players out injured, most notably their summer record signing Alexander Isak who has missed the Magpies’ last three games through injury.
With the world cup approaching and injuries ravaging his side, Eddie Howe will be all the keener to see his team pick up all three points against Everton and maintain a perfect position to capitalize on any slip-ups from the other teams directly above them.
Possible Newcastle starting line-up
Nick Pope; Kieran Trippier, Fabian Schar, Sven Botman, Dan Burn; Bruno Guimaraes, Joe Willock, Joelinton; Miguel Almiron, Callum Wilson, Jacob Murphy.
Injured: Emil Krafth, Alexander Isak, Jonjo Shelvey, Matt Ritchie, Karl Darlow
Everton on the other hand have been less than impressive in recent weeks, with two straight defeats putting them at risk of another all-too-familiar relegation battle.
The Toffees come into this game off the back of a 2-0 loss to Tottenham last weekend.
A penalty goal from Harry Kane and another strike by Emile Hojbjerg sent Frank Lampard’s side further down the table, hovering over the relegation zones with just two points separating them from 18th-placed Southampton.
The former England midfielder will now look to see his side return to winning ways when they visit St James Park, with tension building at Goodison Park.
With their relegation struggles last season still fresh in their head, the Toffees will be expected to be more fired up when they visit St James Park, a match that is certainly set to test their resolve of maintaining their place in the top tier of English football.
Furthermore, a loss to the Magpies may put Frank Lampard at risk of being out of a job with the Everton hierarchy growing impatient to see positive glory days return to the club, therefore the English coach will be out to prove his value by ensuring his side avoids falling to another loss in their last three games.
Possible Everton starting line-up
Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Conor Coady, James Tarkowski, Vitalii Mykolenko; Idrissa Gueye, Alex Iwobi, Amadou Onana; Anthony Gordon, Demarai Gray, Neal Maupay.
Injured: Mason Holgate, Yerry Mina, Nathan Petterson, Andros Townsend
Suspended: Anthony Gordon
Newcastle 3-1 Everton