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It’s been a perfect week for Newcastle United, so far, so can they tighten their grip on third place?
Last Sunday, the Magpies leapfrogged Manchester United by beating them 2-0 at St James’ Park, and deservedly so.
Then, on Wednesday night, Newcastle smashed West Ham 5-1 at the London Stadium, scoring 5+ in a top-flight away game for the first time since September 1998 against Coventry.
Callum Wilson and Joelinton both bagged braces, while Alexander Isak’s fantastic form continued, scoring from long-range into an unguarded net.
That made it four wins in a row for Eddie Howe’s team who remain third, above Man United on goal difference, three clear of stuttering Tottenham.
Given that Newcastle have won eight of their last ten meetings with Brentford, including a 5-1 drubbing back in October, they’ll be confident of another win here.
The Bees meanwhile suffered a rare defeat in mid-week, beaten 1-0 at Old Trafford, with Kevin Schade going closest to an equaliser.
Back at home, Thomas Frank’s team have lost just once all season, this against league-leaders Arsenal in September, form that leaves Brentford ninth, very much in the hunt for Europe.
Who’s European aspirations will be boosted by a victory at the Brentford Community Stadium?
Brentford team news
Mikkel Damsgaard had hardly featured at all up until recently, but is set to start a sixth match in the last seven.
Thomas Frank switched to a back five for the Bees’ last two matches, so could stick with that shape here.
This’ll mean fit again Pontus Jansson, who opened the scoring at Brighton a week ago, will continue as part of the back-line.
At right-back, Aaron Hickey is set to return after Mads Roerslev was given the nod on Wednesday.
Talisman Ivan Toney, who’ll come up against his former club here, would miss Brentford’s next two games, against Wolves and Aston Villa, if booked.
Predicted XI (5-3-2): Raya; Hickey, Pinnock, Jansson, Mee, Henry; Nørgaard, Jensen, Mikkel Damsgaard; Mbuemo, Toney.
Newcastle United team news
Callum Wilson took his tally to 12 goals against West Ham in mid-week, five more than against any other opponent, but Alexander Isak will return to lead the line here.
Elsewhere, Joe Willock is likely to be back in midfield, while January signing Anthony Gordon has still only started once since arriving from Everton.
Jacob Murphy will continue on the right-wing, deputising for the injured Miguel Almirón.
Predicted XI (4-3-3): Pope; Trippier, Schär, Botman, Burn; Willock, S Longstaff, Guimarães; Murphy, Joelinton; Isak.
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