Fri 1 Mar 2024, 13:59 · Ash Harrison

Sven Botman restored to the side - Our predicted lineup to face Wolverhampton Wanderers

Sven Botman restored to the side - Our predicted lineup to face Wolverhampton Wanderers
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Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers meet in the Premier League on Saturday at 3pm after both progressing to the FA Cup quarter-finals in midweek.

The Magpies have had an extra day of rest compared to the visitors but whether that has any bearing on the game remains to be seen.

In booking their quarter-final spot, Wolves had to sacrifice a key player in Hwang Hee-Chan, who has been pretty adept at finding the net against Newcastle recently. The South Korean picked up a hamstring injury during Wednesday's game and will be absent for tomorrow's match.

We expect Eddie Howe to make several changes from midweek

Meanwhile, Eddie Howe made five changes going into Tuesday's game with Blackburn Rovers, but we expect tomorrow's lineup to be much more familiar.

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Our predicted lineup to face Wolves


Martin Dubravka - Super Dubz was outstanding on Tuesday against Blackburn and it was thanks to his two penalty saves that we now get to visit the Etihad again.


Kieran Trippier - Didn't quite look himself on Tuesday, but we think Eddie Howe will risk the temptation to bring in Tino Livramento.

Fabian Schar - The Swiss defender as reliable as his country's famed timepieces, the Toonminator will be back to his favoured RCB role.

Sven Botman - Dropped on Tuesday with Howe saying they felt he'd be better off training which seems to be code for "he was abysmal against Arsenal and he needed to be punished". He'll be back tomorrow.

Dan Burn - The Tino Livramento experiment against Arsenal didn't work and we expect BDB to be back in the lineup against Wolves.Midfie


Sean Longstaff - With Elliot Anderson creeping back to fitness Longy's time in the starting XI could be about up, but not just yet.

Bruno Guimaraes - The midfielder who "isn't athletic enough to be one of the world's best" will once again be pulling the strings for Newcastle.

Joe Willock - Probably unlikely to last the 90 minutes but he will start with Lewis Miley replacing him in the second half.


Miguel Almiron - He turned the game around when he was introduced from the bench on Tuesday. Jacob Murphy had been invisible all game so Miggy will get his spot back.

Alexander Isak - Another game where the lanky Swede will be adding to his fitness, hopefully, he'll see some of the ball this time after being isolated lately.

Anthony Gordon - Bagged another goal in midweek, an absolute shoo-in for Player of the Season right now, we can't do without him.

We love having a useful bench again

We expect Lewis Miley, Harvey Barnes and probably even Elliot Anderson to get some minutes under their belts coming off the bench at some point.

It's so nice to finally have these options available after having nobody capable of changing a game for so long.

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