Norwich City vs Newcastle United: Team news, preview, betting prediction

Teeu Pukki scored Norwich's only goal against Liverpool in the Premier League season opener

Norwich City vs Newcastle United
Saturday 17th August
Carrow Road 

Team news

Norwich will be missing a few prominent players for their match with Newcastle.

Norwich manager Daniel Farke's team is still depleted in defence with Tim Klose and Christoph Zimmermann unavailable for selection.

Onel Hernandez could need surgery after he suffered a meniscus tear and a most likely ACL damage as he accidentally fell at home.

Kenny McLean and Adam Idah are both doubtful for the game against the Magpies, but Alex Tettey could be making a return.

Newcastle new signing Allan Saint-Maximin picked up a hamstring injury and could miss out for the visit to Carrow Road.

Jonjo Shelvey is fit after hobbling off against Arsenal with an ankle injury.

Andy Carroll is still working on his match fitness, Defenders DeAndre Yedlin (groin) and Florian Lejeune (knee), midfielder Christian Atsu (knee) and striker Dwight Gayle (hamstring) remain on the injured list.

Deadline-day signing Emil Krafth will be looking forward to his debut.

@Komptrolla's Prediction and betting tip

Norwich will entertain their home fans for the first time in the premier league after a very long absence and they will be doing that against Newcastle.

Norwich weren’t particularly bad against Liverpool on day one but there was very little they could do against a team so high on quality, the second half was a bit different and you can hinge that on the injury to the Klopp’s first-choice goalkeeper.

Newcastle gave their all against Arsenal and should be the better side here but the tinkering of Steve Bruce will always be a suspect, you’ll doubt if he’d last on the job at St James’s Park.

Verdict: Newcastle to win or draw

Player to watch: Jamaal Lascelles

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