Everton will be hoping for better fortunes at Goodison Park than on Tuesday, when Fulham consigned Roberto Martinez to his first defeat as Everton manager.
Darron Gibson is pushing for a start after making a successful return from a knee problem during the game. Arouna Kone is also back in contention after recovering from injury.
Steven Pienaar and Leon Osman hope to return to match fitness, while on-loan Barcelona youngster Gerard Deulofeu could be involved after an impressive performance in midweek.
Alan Pardew is hoping for a strong response to their disappointing defeat to Premier League new boys Hull last week.
Cheick Tiote could be in the starting line-up after making a successful return from a hamstring injury in the Capital One Cup defeat of Leeds.
Pardew also has Shola Ameobi, Yohan Cabaye and Jonas Gutierrez at his disposal once again after they recovered from their respective injury problems.
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
Newcastle United 1 (Cisse) Everton 2 (Baines, Anichebe), Premier League, January 2013
Everton 2 (Baines, Anichebe) Newcastle United 2 (Ba 2), Premier League, September 2012
Everton 3 (Pienaar, Jelavic, Heitenga) Newcastle United 1 (Hibbert OG), Premier League, May 2012
Everton are the only team yet to be beaten in a league game this season. They have also had more draws this season than any other side, after their first 3 games ended deadlocked.
Newcastle failed to beat Everton last season, who had both Leighton Baines and Victor Anichebe on the score-sheet in both fixtures.
The teams have faced each 163 times in history, and are both currently on 64 wins each. The first time they played was in 1898, when Newcastle won 3-0.
Everton to win: 1.65
Newcastle to win: 6.4
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