As the next match, a trip to Everton FC approaches, Newcastle United are still in the thick of the top four race, despite all their missing injured players. The fact that they are is remarkable, and now they must soldier on without their No. 1 shot-stopper, Nick Pope.
It will be Martin Dubravka, a man who spent last season on loan at Manchester United, in between the sticks for the time being. Although, and since we brought up United, there are rumblings that a move for David de Gea could be made.
Newcastle United at Everton FC FYIs
Kickoff: Thur. Dec. 7, 8:15pm, Goodison Park
Newcastle United Preview Content: Team News Starting XI Prediction
Transatlantic Passage: How the Premier League Redefined Soccer in America: LINK
Google Result Probability: Newcastle 42% Draw 28% Everton 30%
Premier League Form: Newcastle WWLWD Everton WLWDW
Premier League Standing: Newcastle 6th, 26 pts Everton 18th, 7 pts
So you already know one name that will be written in to the team sheet by Eddie Howe on Thursday night. Here are the other 10 that we’re expecting to see.
Newcastle United Starting XI Prediction at Everton FC
Martin Dubravka; Kierian Trippier, Livramento, Jamal Lascelles, Fabian Schar; Bruno Guimaraes, Joelinton, Lewis Miley; Anthony Gordon, Miguel Almiron; Alexander Isak
Prediction: Newcastle United 2, Everton FC
The Toffees position in the table is misleading, as only the points getting docked, for the financial infractions that landed them in the relegation zone.
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