Newcastle United return to action against a struggling West Brom side.
Last week, Newcastle United had their match postponed vs. Aston Villa due to a COVID-19 situation. Tomorrow, they are back on the pitch as they host West Bromwich Albion. This will be the first Premier League meeting between the sides since April 2018.
Player to Watch
Newcastle United: Callum Wilson
The NUFC target man has seven goals in nine EPL appearances this season, a start that has him on pace to make history at the club. Tomorrow, he will get the chance to add to his tally against the EPL side with the most goals conceded (23 goals allowed in 11 matches). Other players should get involved in an offensive awakening vs. the Baggies, but it will be Wilson that’s leading the charge.
West Brom: Sam Johnstone
The only goalkeeper with more saves this season than Karl Darlow, Johnstone has not had it easy in goal for West Brom. While the club’s defense does him no favors, the 27-year-old goalkeeper will need to step up big to keep this match close. If he can make some major saves, his side could come away with an upset.
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In Steve Bruce’s pre-match press conference, he explained where the club was in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak that saw the Villa match postponed. Unfortunately, he included that the club will be without a big chunk of players, without naming any names to protect their privacy. Tomorrow’s lineup may be a patchwork job by Bruce, but we will have to wait and see.
Newcastle United will win if…
They get forward and don’t waste opportunities. As mentioned above, West Brom have conceded the most goals in the Premier League. Bruce will need to set up his side to play attacking soccer against the leaky defense of the Baggies, and the forwards will need to capitalize. If Newcastle can score early, they will be able to wipe away any doubt of themselves and eliminate any confidence West Brom entered the match with.