Newcastle United host Luton Town in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, with both teams looking to build on impressive midweek wins.
The Magpies were away at Aston Villa and considering their poor form, it looked like a big ask. They managed to win 3-1 and now will be trying to build a good run of form and get back into the Premier League top-four conversation.
As for Luton, their 4-0 victory against Brighton was as impressive as it was unexpected. They do not look quite so doomed anymore and actually start this weekend outside of the bottom three and with a game in hand over their closest rivals.
Here is all you need to know about what could be a really intriguing contest at St James’ Park.
Newcastle vs Luton Town H2H Record (two previous meetings)
Current Form (Last Five Games)
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Newcastle confirmed lineup vs Luton Town (4-3-3): Dubravka; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Miley, Guimaraes, Longstaff; Murphy, Almiron, Gordon.
Luton Town confirmed lineup vs Newcastle (3-4-2-1): Kaminski; Bell, Osho, Burke; Ogbene, Barkley, Lokonga, Doughty; Clark, Morris; Adebayo.
This promises to be a fascinating watch given the wins that both teams got during the week, and it could be a much closer contest than one might have imagined earlier in the season. Luton will be very aware that they have already beaten the Magpies once this term.
Important attackers are missing for Newcastle and Luton will cause them issues. With that home support, though, Eddie Howe’s side should have enough to get another three points here.