This is our predicted lineup for tomorrow’s match against Southampton. We have Joelinton returning for Andy Carroll at striker. Fabian Schar comes in for Paul Dummett at the back.
With Joelinton, we just can’t see Carroll starting two games in three days after making his first start in 10 months on Thursday. So it’ll most likely be a return for the Brazilian.
With two games in three days, we think Bruce will make a change at his deepest position of center-back.
Fabian Schar is one of our best defenders but hasn’t gotten back into the team since returning from injury three games ago. We predict Bruce will put the Swiss international back in tomorrow to rotate the squad. We have him coming in for Paul Dummett.
This shakes up the backline a little bit with Fernandez moving centrally and Ciaran Clark moving to the left of the back three.
The rest of the team is the same though we contemplated having Christian Atsu in for Allan Saint-Maximin, who looked hobbled after the game on Thursday. We haven’t heard any news on the Frenchman, so we assume he will be fit to play.
We have the bench looking something like this with a bit more of an attacking bent. So that means DeAndre Yedlin will be in for Emil Krafth.
Darlow, Yedlin, Dummett, S. Longstaff, Atsu, Gayle, Carroll
A win is expected and it will move us into the top half of the table. However, we think this is going to be a battle. Southampton have won their last two and Newcastle just have a habit of not turning up at the worst possible times.
We think they’ll pull out a victory tomorrow, but it’s likely to be another nervy affair.
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