Newcastle United v Brentford: Kick-off time, tickets, TV details, likely line-ups
Here are all the details you need to know about this weekend’s game…WHERE IS THE GAME TAKING PLACE?Having lost at Brighton in their final game prior to the international break, Newcastle return to home soil on Saturday as they host Brentford at St James’ Park.The Magpies boast an excellent home record against Brentford, having lost just one of the eight matches they have played against the Bees on Tyneside. That defeat came all the way back in the 1934-35 season.
Newcastle United return to action after the international break when they take on Brentford in the Premier League on Saturday.
Last season’s meeting between the two teams ended in an emphatic home victory, with Newcastle running out 5-1 winners thanks to goals from Bruno Guimaraes (2), Jacob Murphy, Miguel Almiron and an own goal from Ethan Pinnock.WHAT TIME IS KICK-OFF?Saturday’s game kicks off at 5.30pm.
ARE TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE?No – Saturday’s game is a complete sell out, with tickets for all areas of St James’ Park having been sold.Digital ticketing will be in use for both season-ticket holders and individual match ticket holders for Saturday’s game.IS THE GAME BEING TELEVISED OR STREAMED LIVE?Yes – Saturday’s game is being televised live on the Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football channels.With the match having been selected for live broadcast, there will be no domestic streaming service available.
Radio coverage will be available on BBC Five Live and Radio Newcastle. The Northern Echo’s Chief Sports Writer, Scott Wilson, will be at St James’ Park providing a live blog, report, ratings, reaction and analysis on The Northern Echo website.WHAT IS NEWCASTLE’S LIKELY LINE-UP?Sven Botman did not join up with the Netherlands squad during the international break because of an injury issue, but the Dutchman is expected to be available to face Brentford.
Sandro Tonali suffered an injury scare while on international duty with Italy, and was forced to miss his nation’s crucial qualifying win over Ukraine on Tuesday, but the midfielder still has a decent chance of being available on Saturday.However, with Newcastle’s midfield having been overrun in the defeat at Brighton, Eddie Howe could opt to make midfield changes anyway, with the recall of Sean Longstaff a definite possibility.Howe must also decide whether to stick with Alexander Isak as his starting striker, or switch to Callum Wilson, who scored as a second-half substitute in the Brighton defeat.Joe Willock (calf), Emil Krafth (knee) and Javier Manquillo (groin) all remain unavailable because of long-term injury problems.Newcastle (probable, 4-3-3): Pope; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Guimaraes, Longstaff, Joelinton; Almiron, Isak, Gordon.
HOW ARE BRENTFORD SHAPING UP?Brentford remain without Ivan Toney, with the former Newcastle striker serving a long-term suspension that was imposed after he was found guilty of breaching the FA’s gambling regulations.However, the Bees have impressed in Toney’s absence, with Bryan Mbuemo proving a more-than-capable deputy. Brentford are currently eighth in the Premier League table, three points ahead of Newcastle, and are unbeaten in the league this season, having claimed one win and three draws.Mikkel Damsgaard sat out Brentford’s draw with Bournemouth in their last match prior to the break, and also missed international duty with Denmark because of an adductor issue, but the midfielder should be available to face Newcastle.However, Josh Dasilva (thigh) and Shandon Baptiste (shoulder) remain long-term absentees.Brentford (probable, 4-3-3): Flekken; Hickey, Mee, Collins, Henry; Janelt, Norgaard, Jensen; Mbuemo, Wissa, Schade.