West Brom Vs Newcastle: Team News, Match Preview & Likely Line-Ups

The Baggies meet the Mags for the first Super Sunday game.

Venue: The Hawthorns Date: Sunday 9th November K/o: 13:30 BST Can Alan Pardew's resurgent Magpies continue their winning form and put the Baggies to the sword, or will former Toon coach Alan Irvine come back to haunt his old club?

Team News

Knee victim Papiss Cisse is expected to start despite having to be withdrawn at half-time against Liverpool, but Rolando Aarons is a doubt and Cheick Tiote remains out thanks to a calf injury. Mike Williamson should also be out.

Long-term casualties Siem De Jong, Davide Santon and now Gabriel Obertan will obviously play no part. The Frenchman looks set to be out until at least March with a ruptured thigh.

Gabriel Obertan has joined Siem De Jong and Davide Santon on the long-term injured list after limping off during the victory over Liverpool with a ruptured thigh. For Alan Irvine's side, Silvestre Varela and Jonas Olsson are both unavailable because of injury, and Craig Gardner is suspended after picking up five yellow cards already this term.

Key Stats

Expect goals. It's been 15 games since West Brom and Newcastle played out a goalless draw. Newcastle have won three of the last five of those meetings, but the Baggies have only lost one of the last six against Newcastle at home. If Newcastle can win, they will have achieved their first four win streak since November 2013. Alan Pardew will hope he can add another away win after the Spurs victory was his first in 10. West Brom are one of only two sides (with Liverpool) to have a goal difference of zero, and only Southampton (6) and Swansea (5) have more clean sheets so far this season (WBA have 4). Nine of Newcastle's 11 goals so far this season have been scored in the second half and five have been scored by substitutes.

Last 3 Head-To-Heads

West Brom 1 (Berahino) Newcastle 0, Premier League, January 2014 Newcastle 2 (Gouffran, Sissoko) West Brom 1 (Brunt), Premier League, November 2013 West Brom 1 (Jones) Newcastle 1 (Gouffran), Premier League, April 2013 Now click €œNext€ for our full match preview and likely line-ups.
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