Newcastle United will take on Bournemouth away from home in the Premier League on Wednesday, and it could be a hotly contested game considering what is at stake for the home side.
The Cherries are currently in the relegation zone, and are desperate for a win to get out of the bottom three ahead of a tricky run of games.
Newcastle United, on the other hand, are 14th in the league table, and will vie to finish in the top half of the table and end the season on a positive note.
In their last game in the Premier League, the Magpies drew 1-1 against Aston Villa, but their more recent game against Manchester City in the FA Cup ended in a chastening defeat.
The last time these two sides faced each other, Newcastle United won the game 2-1.
Newcastle United Team News: Defenders Ciaran Clark and Florian Lejeune will miss the game through injury, while Matt Ritchie will face a late fitness test.
Steve Bruce has revealed that Allan Saint-Maximin could be rested for the Bournemouth game.
Let’s take a look at the possible Newcastle United lineup for the game against Bournemouth:
Predicted Newcastle United Lineup vs Bournemouth
Martin Dubravka has been the Magpies’ No. 1 choice in goal this season and he should keep his place in the Newcastle United lineup.
Steve Bruce will most likely revert to a four-man defence after playing five at the back against Manchester City.
Jamaal Lascelles will lead the Newcastle United team as well as their defence against Bournemouth. He is likely to be paired up with Federico Fernandez at the heart of the defence. Fabian Schar will be another option for Bruce to consider.
Danny Rose will continue at left-back for the Magpies, while DeAndre Yedlin could come in for Javier Manquillo at right-back.
Isaac Hayden should start in the centre of midfield, with Jonjo Shelvey – who was an unused substitute in the FA Cup game against Manchester City, playing alongside him.
Bruce could play a three-man midfield due to the absence of few wingers from the squad. Sean Longstaff could start for the Magpies in the centre of the park, while Nabil Bentaleb is another option.
Miguel Almiron could move from his attacking midfielder role to the left side of attack in the Newcastle United lineup, replacing Saint-Maximin.
Valentino Lazaro could replace Matt Ritchie on the opposite side, and Joelinton could return to the Newcastle United XI in place of Andy Carroll, who featured in the cup tie.