St James’ Park is the venue as Newcastle United and Everton go head-to-head in a tasty-looking midweek Premier League showdown. If you’re interested in placing the bet to back the Magpies to maintain their purple patch on Tyneside, check out the Newcastle predictions page to find the best tips.
Fresh from holding Manchester United to a tepid scoreless draw at Old Trafford, the Magpies return to Tyneside in search of another positive result.
Despite arresting their encouraging league run of overwhelming back-to-back victories over Fulham and Brentford, Eddie Howe’s men are now unbeaten in five consecutive top-flight outings (W2, D3).
Newcastle’s defensive resilience, which has seen them concede one goal or fewer across their last five Premier League matches, bodes well for their bid to capture a first top-six finish in England’s top-flight since 2011/12.
However, there’s no room for complacency as of yet, as Eddie Howe’s men head into proceedings on the periphery of the top five, only one point adrift of fifth-placed Man Utd.
A victory over out-of-sorts Everton, combined with United’s potential failure against Tottenham Hotspur, would instill Newcastle as genuine top-five candidates early in the season.
Despite the Toffees losing their last two league matches, this won’t be a walk in the park for the Magpies, as visiting manager Frank Lampard fights tooth and nail to keep hold of his job.
Stuck in bottom-half lethargy, the Merseyside strugglers are only two points clear of the relegation zone, with another season-long battle against the drop looming.
It’s been a while since St James’ Park last looked so intimidating for the visiting sides as it is these days. Howe’s men have only lost one of their last 15 Premier League games on home turf (W9, D5).
No strangers to producing eye-catching performances in midweek, Howe’s lads have picked up two victories in their last three Premier League fixtures on Wednesday (L1).
That, coupled with Newcastle’s impressive record of one loss from their last eight top-flight clashes against Everton (W4, D2), should be a confidence boost for the home side.
Playing outside Goodison Park has been Everton’s Achilles heel this season, as they’ve managed just one triumph across five Premier League road trips thus far (D2, L2).
Except for a come-from-behind 2-1 win at Southampton a fortnight ago, Lampard’s men have netted one goal or fewer in their four remaining away league matches in 2022/23.
All that can inspire Newcastle’s attempt to maintain their fruitful four-game Premier League form against the Toffees (W3, L1) and prove their current position in the league table is no fluke.
Newcastle United vs Everton Potential Line-ups
Newcastle United (4-3-3): Nick Pope; Kieran Trippier, Sven Botman, Dan Burn, Matt Targett; Joe Willock, Bruno Guimaraes, Joelinton; Miguel Almiron, Callum Wilson, Ryan Fraser.
Everton (4-3-3): Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Conor Coady, James Tarkowski, Vitaliy Mykolenko; Alex Iwobi, Idrissa Gueye, Amadou Onana; Demarai Gray, Neal Maupay, Anthony Gordon.
How to Watch?
Newcastle vs Everton, alongside all other fixtures in England’s top flight, is available to watch online via live Premier League streams.
Newcastle United vs Everton Prediction
Though Everton will be out to frustrate their hosts by playing tight at the back and waiting for the opportunities to arrive on the counter, we expect Newcastle to win here by a slim margin.
Newcastle United 1-0 Everton
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