Premier League In Focus – Newcastle vs Swansea Preview

When? Saturday 13th January, 15:00 (UK)

Where? St James’ Park

What channel is it on? Newcastle vs Swansea will not be televised live in the UK

Are tickets still available?

Newcastle - https://tickets.nufc.co.uk/

Swansea - https://www.eticketing.co.uk/swanstickets

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Newcastle W2, Swansea W2, D1
Premier League meetings: Newcastle W3, Swansea W6, D2
All-time meetings: Newcastle W24, Swansea W15, D6

NEWCASTLE

Predicted line-up: Darlow; Yedlin, Clark, Lascelles, Dummett; Ritchie, Hayden, Shelvey, Atsu; Perez; Gayle

Unavailable: Colback (Injured), Gamez (Injured), Elliot (Injured)

Doubtful: Mitrovic (Injured), Lejeune (Injured), Mbemba (Injured), Lascelles (Injured)

SWANSEA

Predicted line-up: Fabianski; Roberts, Van der Hoorn, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson; Fer, Carroll, Clucas; Ayew, Bony

Unavailable: Rangel (Injured), Naughton (Suspended)

Doubtful: Britton (Injured), Renato Sanches (Injured), Ki (Injured), Abraham (Injured)

PREDICTION
Newcastle have managed to lift themselves away from the immediate danger of relegation after beating Stoke a fortnight ago, and they will look to move further up the table when they play host to a struggling Swansea side. Swansea have installed Carlos Carvalhal as manager until the end of the season and he will look for a second league win in three matches. Both teams have struggled for goals this season and you get the feeling that a draw would be a better point for Swansea than it would for Newcastle.

MEMORABLE MEETING
April 2015 saw these two sides face off at St James’ Park in what was a very entertaining encounter, but it is a game that Newcastle fans will want to forget as the travelling Swansea side came away with all three points thanks to a 3-2 win on Tyneside.