Premier League: Newcastle United v West Brom match preview

A look ahead to the fixture at St James' Park

Newcastle will be looking to record their fourth straight win on Saturday against a West Brom side who let a two goal lead slip to draw with Midlands rivals Aston Villa on Monday evening.

A win on Saturday would lift Alan Pardew’s side into the Champions League places if results go their way. 

Loic Remy will once again be the danger man for the Magpies.  The French international has scored eight goals in ten Premier League games.

Steve Clarke’s West Brom side have only won once in their last six games and will be looking to get back to winning ways this weekend. 

Shane Long scored two fantastic goals inside 11 minutes on Monday night, and the Baggies will need the Irishman to put in a similar performance if they are to get the better of  their opponents.

KICK-OFF Saturday, 5.30pm

LAST THREE MEETINGS

Newcastle 1 (Gouffran) 1 West Brom (Jones), Saturday 20 April, 2013

Newcastle 2 (Ba, Cisse) 1 West Brom (Lukaku), Sunday 28 October, 2012

Newcastle 3 (Cisse 2, Ben Arfa) 1 West Brom (Long), Sunday 25 March, 2012

STATS

The last time these two met in the league, West Brom had 15 corners.

Shane long is the Baggies top scorer this season with 3 goals.

Tim Krul has only conceded 5 goals since the start of October.

ODDS

Newcastle win- Evens

West Brom win – 27/10

Draw 12/5

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