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Preview: Newcastle United vs. Nottingham Forest - predictions, team news, line-ups

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Sports Mole previews Saturday’s Premier League match between Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

newcastle united When Nottingham Forest The 2022-23 Premier League campaign takes place on Saturday afternoon at St James’ Park.

The Magpies are aiming to qualify for Europe this season, but newly promoted Forest just want to make a statement about their return to the top flight after more than 20 years away.

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The Newcastle head coach has won six of the last eight games of the 2021-22 season Eddie Howe His team didn’t want the season to end as he consistently impressed during the run-in.

However, this prompted the Magpies to move on to the next stage, with plans to start a European football bid in the next nine and a half months.

Supporters would have liked to see an attacking player through the door by this stage of the transfer market, but they are not unhappy with the acquisition of Burnley’s goalkeeper. Nick Pope and Reel Defender Sven Botman.

A deal with the latter felt like a needle, with the Dutch national team refusing to let AC Milan be the next deal for this ongoing project. A strong start to the season could lead to other high-profile players following the Northeast centre-back. .

Newcastle endured some mixed results during pre-season, but last weekend saw back-to-back victories over Atalanta BC and Athletic Bilbao.

Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper after the match on 16 March 2022© Reuters

When Forest won the championship play-off final against Huddersfield Town in May, many fans would have thought a team overhaul was unlikely given the performance their existing crop produced.

Steve Cooper And the club’s hierarchy thinking is different, with 11 first-team additions made before the first matchup.

That has yet to be reflected in the results, with Forest only winning two of their seven preseason games and failing to win any of their final three.

But a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw at home to Valencia last Saturday keeps Forest heading in the right direction ahead of a game in which they enjoy an underdog tag team.

Since Forest’s last top league appearance in 1999, the two clubs have met seven times, six of them in the Championship.

Newcastle United form:

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Sven Botman of Newcastle United in July 2022© Reuters

Howe is expected to hand debuts to Pope and Botman, who will be placed between the sticks and in the center of the backline respectively.

The remaining members of the squad remain unknown, as the last two friendly matches split the team, but the outcome is unlikely to surprise.

Sean Longstaff When Miguel Almiron I hope it will take precedence over Joe Willockdepending on how Howe lines up in the last third.

Cooper chose to use brennan johnson When Sam Surridge The signing of the new forward in the friendly against Valencia taio aonii May stand on the substitute’s bench.

Jesse Lingard Starting behind the front two, Dean Henderson, Neko Williams, Harry Tofolo When Louis O’Brien You can also debut.

Candidates for the Newcastle United starting XI:
Pope; Trippier, Botman, Shah, Target. Longstaff, Guimaraes, Joelinton.Almiron, Wilson, Saint-Maximin

Candidates for Nottingham Forest’s starting XI:
Henderson; Worrall, Cook, and McKenna. N. Williams, Colback, O’Brien, Tofolo.Lingard; Johnson, Surridge

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Newcastle United 2-1 Nottingham Forest.

Given the standards of players signed by Forrest, it would be simplistic to rule out that visitors would cause surprises in the North East. Experience should shine at the final whistle.

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