Newcastle's last 5 domestic results:Newcastle 0-4 Tottenham Newcastle 1-0 Aston Villa
Newcastle United v Everton
St James' Park
Tueday 25th March 19:45
Premier League Match 30
(Remy)Hull 1-4 Newcastle
(Sissoko x2, Remy, Anita)Fulham 1-0 Newcastle Newcastle 1-0 Crystal Palace
(Cisse)Everton's last 5 domestic results:Chelsea 1-0 EvertonEverton 1-0 West Ham
(Lukaku) Arsenal 4-1 Everton
- FA Cup (Lukaku)Everton 2-1 Cardiff
(Deulofeu, Coleman)Everton 3-1 Swansea
(Baines Pen, Lukaku, Barkley)
Papiss Cisse scored just his 2nd goal of the Premier League season on Saturday as his injury time header won Newcastle all the points in a 1-0 home win over Crystal Palace. Interestingly, Newcastle have now gone 7 Premier League matches without a draw which is the most along with Tuesday's Opposition Everton. Newcastle have taken 24 points from home matches this season out of a possible 45 and have lost 4 of their last 6 home matches (winning the last 2).
Newcastle are one of just 5 sides in the Premier League to get over the 300 shot mark this season, though they've also been one of the least accurate having converted just 12% of those shots into goals. It's little surprise that the two highest goalscorers in the league boast the best conversion rates either as Manchester City and Liverpool both hit the 22% mark.
Everton recorded their 3rd win in a row with an uninspiring 3-2 win over Swansea City whilst Romelu Lukaku scored his 4th goal in 5 matches since returning from injury. Everton go into this away game on the back of 3 away defeats without scoring against Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool. Everton haven't in 5 league games since Swansea away and Everton have failed to keep a clean sheet on the road in 7 matches.
10 points for whoever spots the totally deliberate error
Everton were awarded just their second penalty of the season in the Premier League against Swansea on Saturday with the only other penalty also being dispatched by Leighton Baines coming against Stoke. Everton are one of 7 Clubs to be awarded 2 penalties this season with only West Ham (1) and Cardiff (0) being awarded fewer. Everton top the conceded list this season with 6 along with Arsenal and Crystal Palace. Interestingly, since Roman Abramovich was appointed, Chelsea have been given 38 more penalties than they have conceded, just a coincidence I'm sure.
Stats and InjuriesShola Ameobi
could return for Newcastle but the Magpies will be without Ryan Taylor
and Gabriel Obertan
who have long term injuries. Davide Santon
is likely to miss out through illness whilst top scorer Loic Remy
is a week or 2 away from being ready. Mathieu Debuchy
is also likely to miss out.
Long Term injuries Arouna Kone
, Darron Gibson
and Bryan Oviedo
along with loanee Lacina Traore
will all miss out this game whilst Phil Jagielka
is set to return. Steven Pienaar
isn't expected to return for 3 weeks.