Newcastle vs Aston Villa predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture tonight

Newcastle host Aston Villa tonight as the visitors press on in their attempt to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

While the Magpies defeated a 10-man Sheffield United 3-0 in their last match, Villa followed a 0-0 draw against the Blades with a 2-1 loss to Chelsea.

Dean Smith’s Villa are 19th in the table on 26 points with time running out, whereas the Magpies sit in 13th on 38 points with a top-half finish still achievable.

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The visitors may take confidence from their valiant showing against Chelsea, but the home team’s spirits will be high following their comprehensive victory last time out.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Premier League fixture at St James’ Park tonight.

When is it and what time is kick-off?

The match will begin at 6pm on Wednesday 24 June at St James’ Park.

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1, with coverage beginning at 5.45pm.

BT Sport subscribers can also stream the game on the BT Sport app.

What is the team news?

While Villa fans will be relieved to know that their squad is at full fitness, there’s bad news for Newcastle supporters.

Brothers Matty and Sean Longstaff will not feature tonight, with the former having only just returned to training, and Florian Lejeune and Ciaran Clark remain unfit – the latter with an ankle issue.

Predicted line-ups

Newcastle: Dubravka; Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Rose; Ritchie, Hayden, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin, Almiron; Joelinton

Aston Villa: Nyland; Konsa, Hause, Mings, Targett; Douglas Luiz, Grealish, Hourihane; El Ghazi, Samatta, Trezeguet

What are the odds?

Newcastle 13/10

Draw 9/4

Aston Villa 11/5

Prediction

Aston Villa have shown more heart than some of their relegation rivals since the Premier League’s restart, while Newcastle will be buoyed by a great result against the Blades – though a red card helped them out there. Both teams might just cancel each other out. Newcastle 1-1 Aston Villa

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