Newcastle predicted lineup vs Wolves - Premier League

08 April 2022 01:00

Newcastle will look to end a run of three straight defeat when they host Wolves on Friday evening.

Competitive losses at the hands of both Chelsea and Everton were followed by a 5-1 mauling at the hands of Tottenham last time out, but the Magpies remain seven points clear of the drop zone and won't be particularly worried at this point in the season.

Here's how Eddie Howe could set up.

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Dubravka is the obvious starter in goal | James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

Martin Dubravka (GK) - Newcastle could look to upgrade in goal in the summer, but for now, Dubravka is their man.

Emil Krafth (RB) - Javier Manquillo didn't cover himself in glory against Spurs, so Krafth could be back in.

Fabian Schar (CB) - The scorer of Newcastle's solitary goal last time out, Schar is an undisputed starter.

Dan Burn (CB) - Burn has impressed since his January move and looks like a smart piece of business.

Matt Targett (LB) - Jamal Lewis is out but Targett's spot in the starting lineup is a certainty regardless.

2. Midfielders

Guimaraes could be set to start | Visionhaus/GettyImages

Jonjo Shelvey (DM) - Shelvey has been one of Howe's go-to guys this season. Expect that to continue here.

Bruno Guimaraes (CM) - Joe Willock is dealing with an injury which could hand Guimaraes his first home start.

Joelinton (CM) - Taken ill against Tottenham but should be fit and raring to go here.

3. Forwards

Howe is a big fan of Saint-Maximin | Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Ryan Fraser (RW) - Howe has threatened to get the best out of Fraser in the past few months and Newcastle could do with that again here.

Chris Wood (ST) - Wood's goalscoring hasn't been good enough but he has made a nice focal point to distract from.

Allan Saint-Maximin (LW) - The talisman and danger man. Saint-Maximin will be key to Newcastle's hopes of victory.

Source: 90min