Newcastle vs Brentford Preview & Prediction
When is Newcastle vs Brentford taking place? Newcastle vs Brentford will take place on Saturday 20th November, 2021 at 15:00 (UK)
Where is Newcastle vs Brentford taking place? Newcastle vs Brentford will take place at St. James' Park in Newcastle upon Tyne
Where can I get tickets for Newcastle vs Brentford? Ticket information for Newcastle vs Brentford can be found on each club’s official website
What TV channel is Newcastle vs Brentford on in the UK? Newcastle vs Brentford will not be televised live in the UK
Where can I stream Newcastle vs Brentford in the UK? Newcastle vs Brentford cannot be streamed live in the UK
- Newcastle’s new manager Eddie Howe was in the stands as the Magpies picked up a valuable point away at Brighton last time out and has since had two full weeks working with his squad ahead of his first game in charge here.
- Only defender Paul Dummett is missing for Howe, who otherwise has a fully-fit squad to choose from and it will be interesting to see how he deals with Ryan Fraser as there was a fractured relationship between the pair at Bournemouth.
- Injuries have hit Brentford hard in recent weeks and this was clearly demonstrated in their last match, which saw them hand rock bottom Norwich their first Premier League win of the season, extending the Bees’ losing run in the top flight to four games.
- Goalkeeper David Raya and centre-back Kristoffer Ajer remain out and are each huge losses for Brentford and they could be joined on the sidelines for this game by both Mathias Jorgensen and Mathias Jenson, which would make Brentford three centre-backs down when also factoring in the long term injury to Mads Sorensen.
THE TEAM NEWS
PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Darlow; J. Murphy, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie; Shelvey, Hayden, Willock; Almiron, Wilson, Saint-Maximin
UNAVAILABLE: Dummett (Injured)
PREDICTED XI (3-5-2): Fernandez; Goode, Jansson, Pinnock; Canos, Onyeka, Norgaard, Janelt, Henry; Mbeumo, Toney
UNAVAILABLE: Ajer (Injured), Dasilva (Injured), Raya (Injured), Sorensen (Injured), Wissa (Injured)
QUESTIONABLE: Jensen (Injured), Jorgensen (Injured), Baptiste (Injured)
It does feel like now or never for Newcastle when to comes to putting wins and points on the board in the Premier League with them currently five points adrift of safety. New boss Eddie Howe couldn’t have asked for a better fixture to start his reign in charge, at home against a Brentford side low on confidence and shorn of key personnel particularly in goal and at the back. No doubt these injuries have proven a key factor in Brentford’s dramatic recent slump in form and it would be no surprise to see them struggle again here in front of a St. James’ Park crowd who will make life as difficult as possible for them. Two weeks of hard work on the training ground are expected to reap their rewards for Howe in this match with his players likely to come out firing, deploying a far more attacking style of play than what we’ve been accustomed to seeing from this Newcastle side and ultimately leading to a crucial home win.
Tip: NEWCASTLE TO WIN