This is the team we predicted Steve Bruce would select for tonight’s FA Cup match at West Brom. It has seven changes from the 0-0 draw against Burnley.
It is not looking like this will be the team Steve Bruce decides upon for today. There have been some reports this morning that Dwight Gayle will not be risked after playing the full 90 minutes on Saturday.
That will leave either Joelinton or Yoshinori Muto to lead the line. We’d like to see Muto get another chance to see how he does with a support striker behind him.
Allan Saint-Maximin has also made the trip to the Hawthorns and is in contention for a starting place. So we think he’ll end up getting the nod on the left wing.
The injury situation has cleared up nicely for Steve Bruce, giving him plenty of options all over the pitch. Though it appears unlikely that he will risk either Jonjo Shelvey or Javier Manquillo after they played the full game against Burnley.
Andy Carroll – hip, Ciaran Clark – ankle, Emil Krafth – ankle (late fitness test), Allan Saint-Maximin (late fitness test)
West Brom Injuries and Suspensions
Jonathan Leko – knee, Ahmed Hegazi – hamstring, Grady Diangana – hamstring, Romaine Sawyers – red card suspension
Our poll for this match has a majority of voters picking Newcastle to lose today. However, it is somewhat close with 44% going for a victory and a place in the quarter-finals.
How this game unfolds will be very interesting, and we really have no idea what to expect. Hopefully, Newcastle can grab an early goal or two and see off West Brom rather comfortably.
What Will Be The Result Against West Brom In The FA Cup?
- Loss (56%, 776 )
- Win (44%, 608 )
Total Voters: 1,384