Newcastle are looking for a first win in four matches as they take on Huddersfield, who sit just three points below the Magpies. Newcastle will travel to Huddersfield hoping for a better result than last time out where they conceded a 94th minute winner in a 2-1 loss to Wolves. Huddersfield meanwhile are aiming to avoid a fourth straight defeat.
Newcastle have only lost to Huddersfield twice in their last 13 matches against Huddersfield, however, one of these losses came in this fixture last season, where Huddersfield won 1-0.
Last time out Newcastle lost at home to Wolves. Jota gave Wolves the lead in the first half but Ayoze Perez headed home an equaliser just six minutes later. The game remained level for much of the game, but Wolves would win it in the 94th minute when Matt Doherty finished as the ball rebounded to him after a Dubravka save.
Their opponents have had a rough start to the Christmas period so far with three straight losses in December. Last weekend they lost 1-0 away at Arsenal with Lucas Torreira giving the London club an 83rd minute winner.
The big team news is quite fortunate for Newcastle fans as Aaron Mooy, who scored the winner in this fixture last year, is ruled out until February.
Huddersfield predicted line-up: Lossl, Smith, Kongolo, Zanka, Schindler, Bacuna, Hogg, Lowe, Williams, Pritchard, Depoitre
Newcastle predicted line-up: Dubravka, Clark, Lascelles, Fernandez, Yedlin, Ki, Diame, Atsu, Ritchie, Perez, Rondon
Predicted final score: Huddersfield 0 – 2 Newcastle