Premier League: Newcastle United v West Brom match preview
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at St James’ Park
Friday 26 October 2012
After accruing 14 points from their first seven games West Brom came crashing back to earth after losing in the dying seconds against Manchester City last week. Steve Clarke’s men will be hoping to return to winning ways at Newcastle where they have enjoyed s good record of late.
After scoring within two minutes in last week’s Tyne-Wear derby, Newcastle could only come away with a point from The Stadium of Light but, like West Brom, the Magpies will be looking for three points as they have not won in the league in four games.
Alan Pardew’s side warmed up for the game with a 1-0 win over Belgians Club Brugge in the Europa League on Thursday despite resting some of his key men for Sunday’s clash with West Brom.
KICK-OFF: Sunday, 3pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
West Brom 1 (Long) Newcastle 3 (Cisse 2, Ben Arfa), Premier League, March 2012
Newcastle 2 (Ba 2) West Brom 3 (Odemwingie, McAuley, Scharner), Premier League, December 2011
Newcastle 3 (Taylor, Lovenkrands, Olsson OG) West Brom 3 (Tchoyi 3), Premier League, May 2011
West Brom have only kept one clean sheet in their last 20 away Premier League matches
However, The Baggies are unbeaten in their last three trips to St James’ Park
Demba Ba has netted four times in three appearances against West Brom
On the final day of the 2010/11 season, West Brom's Cameroon international Somen Tchoyi scored a hat-trick at St James Park in a 3-3 draw. Tchoyi's last-minute equaliser meant the Baggies left the North East with a share of the spoils.
Newcastle to win: 1.90
West Brom to win: 3.75
TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm
Latest in Sport
Juventus 2 Real Madrid 1 player ratings: Carlos Tevez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata on target - but who scored highest?
Juventus vs Real Madrid match report: Carlos Tevez gives Juve the edge after goals from Alvaro Morata and Cristiano Ronaldo
Gareth Bale performance slammed by Roy Keane, Paul Scholes and Lee Dixon: 'His team-mates can't be happy'
David Beckham reveals secret of his success: I 'stayed in to watch Match of the Day' rather than go out with friends on a Saturday night
Cristiano Ronaldo sticks up for Japanese boy after he struggles to speak Portuguese
- 4 Women think Irish men are the sexiest, survey finds
- 5 Florida couple forced to register as sex offenders for having sex on public beach
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils