Tomorrow’s match at Norwich City is a premium opportunity for Newcastle United to get their first win of the season. There is no better time to play the Canaries who have the following players unavailable for the match through injury.
— Norwich City FC (@NorwichCityFC) August 16, 2019
Norwich will be down two central defenders in Timm Klose and Christoph Zimmermann. It looks like they will again have to rely on former Newcastle United defender Grant Hanley and 21-year-old Ben Godfrey as the centre-back partnership.
This is the perfect time for both Joelinton and Miguel Almiron to get their first goals for the club. If Allan Saint-Maximin is declared fit from a tight hamstring, he could also be primed to score if he is brought on.
However it Allan cannot be risked, we think Yoshinori Muto could also come in and cause the Norwich backline problems.
If they field the same back four as last week, it will be very inexperienced with only Grant Hanley, at 27, being over the age of 21.
The Norwich full-backs are very talented and like to attack. Max Aarons is a top right-back prospect at just 19 and is also the cousin of Newcastle’s Rolando. Jamal Lewis is an academy product at left-back and is only 21.
We hope to see an exciting match tomorrow. Newcastle will still have to be disciplined at the back as Norwich are a very talented side going forward. They will be very suspect at the back, and Newcastle’s forwards must take advantage of that.