Newcastle United will be aiming to return to winning ways when they welcome Fulham to St James’ Park on Saturday.
The Magpies have dropped down to seventh in the standings after losing their previous two league matches, while Fulham’s recent results have seen them climb to 10th position.
Eddie Howe has been under pressure after his side lost 2-1 to AC Milan in their final Champions League group match.
The result meant the English outfit finished at the bottom of Group F, thus being denied even the consolation of a place in the Europa League.
Their prospects in the Premier League are also not looking good as they have lost three of their previous five top-flight matches.
After the 3-0 thrashing against relegation threatened Everton, Newcastle went on to suffer another beating at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.
Destiny Udogie provided the opening goal before Richarlison scored twice to put the hosts in a dominating position.
Son Heung-min also earned his name on the scoresheet as Spurs ran out 4-1 winners.
Meanwhile, Fulham have seen a huge resurgence in form recently. They put five past Nottingham Forest before subjecting West Ham United to the same treatment at Craven Cottage last weekend.
In a breathtaking display from the Cottagers, Raul Jimenez, Willian, Tosin Adarabioyo, Harry Wilson and Carlos Vinicius all scored to help the hosts seal an emphatic 5-0 victory.
The back-to-back successes mean Marco Silva’s side have now climbed to 10th in the Premier League table, with 21 points from 16 matches.
Newcastle’s injury woes worsened in midweek as Anthony Gordon and Kieran Trippier picked up knocks during the European game against Milan. That was a huge blow as they are already without the services of Harvey Barnes, Matt Targett, Javi Manquillo, Jacob Murphy, Nick Pope, Sandro Tonali, Joe Willock and Sven Botman.
Meanwhile, Fulham don’t have a lot of injury issues this weekend. Adama Traore has still not fully recovered from his thigh problem, while Tim Ream is nursing a calf injury, but otherwise most of their players are fit and available.
Newcastle United vs Fulham potential line-ups
Newcastle United: Dubravka; Livramento, Lascelles, Schar, Burn; Longstaff, Guimaraes, Joelinton; Almiron, Isak, Hall
Fulham: Leno; Castagne, Adarabioyo, Bassey, Robinson; Cairney, Palhinha; Iwobi, Pereira, Wilson; Jimenez
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Newcastle United vs Fulham prediction
Confidence in the Newcastle camp is likely to be low after their recent poor results, but they have been impressive at St James’ Park in the Premier League this season.
Fulham are the team in form but we don’t see them beating Newcastle at their home.
Newcastle 2-1 Fulham
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