Newcastle United suffered a humiliating loss at the hands of Watford on Saturday. The talks of a potential takeover and change of ownership behind the scenes haven’t helped their cause as well. Rafa Benitez will be tasked to rally his troops as they prepare to take on West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday night.

The Spanish manager might be tempted to start Alexandre Mitrovic and Dwight Gayle up front with the Magpies struggling to score enough goals this season. The Tyneside club has just managed to score 11 goals in 13 Premier League matches. But they come up against a Baggies team, who are suffering a similar fate in front of goal. So we can expect a match dry on goals but probably high on entertainment.

The recent meetings between the two sides tell us that the match is going to be unpredictable with the better team on the night more likely to come away with the three points. The Baggies snuck a 1-0 victory in their last meeting with the Magpies at the Hawthorns. It remains to be seen whether Rafa Benitez sticks with the 4-4-2 formation or changes it to a 4-5-1 to sure up his midfield.

Predicted 4-4-2 Newcastle United Line-Up Vs West Bromwich Albion


Rob Elliot is expected to retain his place in goal after conceding three goals on Saturday. The Republic of Ireland international will be shielded by a back four consisting of DeAndre Yedlin at right-back, Ciaran Clark and Florian Lejeune in central defence and ex Liverpool defender, Javier Manquillo at…

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