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After a first period of the season that certainly did not go to plan, Newcastle United are under enormous pressure to pick up three points here.
Eddie Howe’s team come into this one following a streak of three successive defeats, first beaten by both Manchester City and then Liverpool, the latter in calamitous circumstances, coming against ten-men.
Then, the Toon Army had a Saturday night by the seaside to forget, witnessing their side get steamrollered 3-1 by Brighton.
Callum Wilson’s goal, coming in the 92nd minute, very much of the too little too late variety.
The Magpies’ opening day 5-1 victory over Aston Villa seems a long time ago, but Newcastle need to rediscover that sort of form and fast.
This forthcoming Tuesday, they’ll be at San Siro for their Champions League opener against A.C. Milan, with fixtures against Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund on the horizon too.
Given all of that, Brentford will make the long trip north to Tyneside believing they can pull off a first away victory over Newcastle since 1934.
The Bees remain unbeaten, albeit doing so only after Bryan Mbeumo bagged a stoppage time equaliser against Bournemouth in their last outing.
In their only away match of the campaign to date, Thomas Frank’s team demolished West London rivals Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage, although this is likely to be an exponentially tougher examination.
So, will Newcastle make home advantage count at St James’ Park?
Newcastle United team news
Sven Botman sat out the trip to Brighton injured so, assuming he’s not back fit, Dan Burn will fill-in at centre-back.
On the left meanwhile, Matt Targett got the nod at the Amex, although new signing Lewis Hall could come in for his debut this time.
Elsewhere, midfielder Sandro Tonali missed Italy’s win over Ukraine last Tuesday, but is expected to be fit in time for this one.
Anthony Gordon’s electric performance against Liverpool could see him keep his place on the left-wing, chosen over Harvey Barnes.
Predicted XI (4-3-3): Pope, Trippier, Schär, Burn, Hall; Guimarães, Tonali, Joelinton; Almirón, Isak, Gordon.
Brentford team news
Mikkel Damsgaard is sidelined but Neal Maupay is fit and raring to go, hoping to make his second Brentford debut having joined on loan from Everton on deadline day.
Thomas Frank often switches to a back five for tough away games, and may feel this is a necessary move here, with Kevin Schade dropping out in attack and Nathan Collins returning at the back.
Predicted XI (5-3-2): Flekken; Hickey, Pinnock, Collins, Mee Henry; Jensen, Janelt, Nørgaard; Mbeumo, Wissa.