Newcastle vs Wolves: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

08 April 2022 01:00

Two teams with increasingly little to play for this season will butt heads when Wolves travel to face Newcastle on Friday night.

Eddie Howe's men aren't out of a relegation battle just yet, but they have built a nice cushion between themselves and the struggling bunch which will give them hope that they can avoid a nervy end to the season.

As for Wolves, a run of underwhelming form has seen them fall away from the top-four chase and they've given themselves a lot of work to do if they want to stay in the fight for a Europa League spot. Three points are needed here if they are to keep their dreams alive.

Here's all you need to know about this one.

How to watch Newcastle vs Wolves on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Friday 8 April, 20:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? St James' Park
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Premier League (UK), NBC Universo (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports YouTube channel
Referee? Peter Bankes
VAR? Jarred Gillett

Newcastle team news

Long-term absentees Callum Wilson, Isaac Hayden, Kieran Trippier and Jamal Lewis all remain out, while there will be late fitness tests on both Miguel Almiron and Federico Fernandez, who are battling illness and injury respectively.

Joe Willock will also need to convince Howe of his fitness as he deals with a knee problem, as will Joelinton after illness brought his outing against Tottenham to an abrupt end.

Wolves team news

Bruno Lage has no fresh injury concerns to deal with, but the problems he does have are pretty significant.

Raul Jimenez is still suspended, meaning Fabio Silva will get another shot at leading the line, while Ruben Neves continues to be unavailable in midfield.

Right-back Ki-Jana Hoever is out with a hamstring issue.

Newcastle vs Wolves score prediction

These two sides have a lengthy history of 1-1 draws - five of their last six games have gone that way - and there's reason to suggest this one could end the same way.

Wolves are missing two of their top stars and haven't really been on top form in the past few weeks, but Lage knows how to get a decent result away from home even with limited options at his disposal.

Friday's hosts have tumbled back down to Earth in recent weeks amid a run of three straight defeats, so they'll be more than happy to settle for a point.

Prediction: Newcastle 1-1 Wolves

Source: 90min