Newcastle United host Aston Villa at the St. James’ Park in the Gameweek 25 of the Premier League on Sunday.
Newcastle United have started to pick up some important wins in the fight to stay up this season. Last time around in the Premier League, Newcastle saw off Everton in a very comfortable 3-1 win. The Magpies are unbeaten in the last four league games. The club currently sits just above the relegation zone. They are 17th in the league table, having picked up 18 points from 22 league games so far.
Newcastle United Premier League Form: L L D D W W
While Steven Gerrard‘s Aston Villa come into the game after an exciting 3-3 draw against Leeds United. The club are currently 11th in the Premier League table, having picked up 27 points from 22 league games so far.
Aston Villa Premier League form: W L L D W D
Eddie Howe will be hoping to pick up key points for the relegation battle and keep up the good form in the league. While Steven Gerrard will be hoping to get back to winning ways in the league after the 3-3 draw.
- Newcastle United are currently on a 12 match home unbeaten run against Aston Villa in the league.
- While Aston Villa are unbeaten by Newcastle in their last seven Premier League games.
- The Magpies are currently on a four-match unbeaten run in the league. Drawing two and winning two in this time.
- The lions beat the magpies 2-0 in the reverse fixture earlier this season.
Trippier is a minor doubt ahead of the clash due to a calf injury he picked up in the midweek game. Javier Manquillo may be handed a start if Trippier is not fit. Newcastle does have a very long injury list. The list includes Callum Wilson, Matt Ritchie, Isaac Hayden, Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett, and Federico Fernandez.
While Matt Targett is ineligible to feature against his parent club. January signings Dan Burn and Bruno Guimaraes could be handed a start from the manager.
For Aston Villa, Ezri Konsa picked up a red card in the last league game and will miss the Newcastle clash. Calum Chambers will likely partner Tyrone Mings in the heat of defence. Marvelous Nakamba is still due to a long-term knee injury. While Leon Bailey has returned to training and Bertrand Traore is also available after his involvement in the AFCON.
Newcastle United predicted lineup:
Dubravka; Trippier, Lascelles, Schar, Burn; Guimaraes, Shelvey, Joelinton; Fraser, Wood, Saint-Maximin
Aston Villa predicted lineup:
Martinez; Cash, Chambers, Mings, Digne; McGinn, Luiz, Ramsey; Buendia, Watkins, Coutinho
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