Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce will take his side to his former employers, Aston Villa, later tonight. The Magpies have been on a pretty good run of late, winning three of their last five games and drawing one.
Their good run has seen them climb up the table, and they will hope to keep their impressive run going.
Bruce’s side could move to the top half of the table if they win late tonight, and climb above Manchester United and Tottenham in the process.
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Captain Jamaal Lascelles will be out for a few weeks, while Ciaran Clark may not be fit the clash against his former side.
Fabian Schär and Florian Lejeune should return to the squad. Matt Ritchie will remain on the sidelines as well as he has not recovered from his injury. Sean Longstaff will serve the last of his three-game suspension.
Let’s take a look at the possible Newcastle United lineup for the game against Aston Villa:
Predicted Newcastle United Lineup vs Aston Villa
Martin Dubravka should start in goal for the Magpies, having started all 12 league games this season.
Federico Fernández is expected to start for Newcastle at the back, but it will be interesting to see which two players take the other two spots.
Florian Lejeune hasn’t started a single game this season, which means that Bruce may not want to risk him and he will most likely make the bench. Fabian Schär and Paul Dummett should start at the back alongside Fernández.
DeAndre Yedlin scored last time around in Newcastle’s win over Bournemouth, and he should start at right wing-back, while Jetro Willems should start at left wing-back in the Newcastle United lineup.
Bruce has several options in central midfield, with Matty Longstaff, Jonjo Shelvey, and Isaac Hayden vying for the two central midfield spots.
The Newcastle manager may stick with the combination of Shelvey and Hayden in midfield. Miguel Almirón should continue in his role on the right while Allan Saint-Maximin will feature on the left.
Joelinton has scored just one goal this season, but Bruce has to persist with the young Brazilian as he does not have any other good options up front.