“Magpies” are in first place with 34 points, three lengths away second place. The last 6 weeks have been great for Rafa Benitez and his students, they managed to get six wins and a draw. In the previous stage successfully pass Preston 2-1, in a match which they controlled totally, but Mitrovic scored both goals after the break. Now it’s the turn to return to the “St. James Park “land that I managed to bring Newcastle’s 15 points from 21 possible, but the attack has made full duty, scoring 17 times. Moreover, Newcastle is the team with the most productive attack and Dwight Gayle is the top scorer of the championship, reuisnd to score 11 times.
Info lot Rolando Aarons is injured, Matt Richie rugged and Massadio Haidara, Robert Elliot, Jack Colback and Dwight Gayle are uncertain.
Cardiff is not in a position to make them honor. Ranked 21, first above the red line, with 15 points, and -10 goal difference, the Track comes after a new defeat, the eighth of the season. After three very good matches, it managed to collect seven points, came last round, when the ‘Cardiff City Stadium’ came Wigan, a modest team and she But Cardiff lost 0-1. The difference is that now evolving field ground posture which went 7 times so far managed to collect 8 points, 6 of them in the last three such games, when Cardiff recorded two wins and one defeat.
Info lot: Frederic Gounongbe is injured and Rickie Lambert uncertain.
Newcastle (4-2-3-1): Darlow – Yedlin – Lascelles – Clark – Dummett – Hayden – Shelvey – Atsu – Diame – Gouffran – Mitrovic
Cardiff (4-5-1): Amos – Peltier – Morrison – Bamba – Bennett – Noone – Wehittingham – Gunnarsson – Ralls – Hoilett – Pilkington
Newcastle made good games against teams much better than Cardiff, and that now plays again at home, I think it is a new infusion of moral. I think Diame & Co. will force change from the first half to score first, trying not to complicate the game towards the end.