Here is the team we predict Steve Bruce will send out for today’s match at Villa Park. It has just the one forced change from our 2-1 win against Bournemouth. We see Fabian Schar coming back in for our injured captain Jamaal Lascelles.
Newcastle travel to Aston Villa on the back of two straight wins and with the hope the two week break hasn’t halted their momentum. A win will vault us into ninth place and just one point behind fifth place Wolves.
We expect that Jonjo Shelvey will wear the captain’s armband tonight. He’s put in two fantastic performances and hopefully he can continue with his high level of play against Villa.
One of the big questions is whether Florian Lejeune will make his triumphant return to the team after his second serious knee injury. We think Ciaran Clark will retain his place in the back three. However, he suffered a slight hamstring problem on international duty so we’ll see if Bruce gives the nod to the returning Frenchman.
Sean Longstaff will service his final match ban for his straight red against Wolves. We will also be without Matt Ritchie who is having a tough time recovering from his August ankle injury.
For Aston Villa, all accounts are the their captain Jack Grealish will be back after missing the last four weeks with a calf injury. Villa have had a few players with niggling injuries in Matt Targett, Bjorn Engels, and Tom Heaton who all have come back to training and look to be available for today’s match.
Jamaal Lascelles – leg, Matt Ritchie – ankle
Aston Villa Injuries
Jed Steer – achilles
Our poll for this match has a big majority of fans predicting a result this evening. Of the 1,099 total votes, 609 see Newcastle getting the three points and spending this week in the top half of the table. Another 28% are expecting a draw which would move us up to 12th. Only 16% of the voters see the lads coming home empty handed.
Aston Villa have lost their last three Premier League matches and will look to get their season back on track at home. They won’t be able to catch us if they do get the victory. However, we expect to see a positive display tonight and are hoping Newcastle can make it three in a row with what will be a very good win for Steve Bruce and the lads.
What Will Be The Result In Monday's Match At Aston Villa?
- Win (55%, 609 )
- Draw (28%, 309 )
- Loss (16%, 181 )
Total Voters: 1,099