This is the predicted Newcastle team v Fulham for tonight’s match.

It might have been the shortest ever close season measured in days but so much has happened, it also feels like it has been an awful long wait.

Latest signings Ciaran Clark and Mohamed Diame won’t be involved at Craven Cottage due to their late arrival, whilst Aleksandar Mitrovic serves the first of his four game suspension.

Another name that surely will be missing is a certain Moussa Sissoko, only arriving back from his holidays on Monday.

Whilst others such as Tim Krul and Rob Elliot are still injured.

Healthy competition in certain areas of the pitch for places tonight but not so in others.

I fancy a front three of Gayle supported by Perez and Ritchie. Rolando Aarons is another option as an attacking player, whilst in terms of alternative out and out strikers there is only really Adam Armstrong in Mitrovic’ absence.

Matz Sels played the lion’s share of pre-season so will surely get the nod over Karl Darlow.

In front of him, Janmaat and Lascelles are surely certainties, with Dummett very likely ahead of Jesus Gamez. The big question is Hanley or Mbemba and surely if the DR Congo international is fit for selection he will get a game.

In midfield, I have a feeling Isaac Hayden may miss out, with the more experienced/established trio of Anita, Colback and Shelvey providing a solid base in midfield to hopefully dictate the game.

My seven predicted substitutes also outlined below.

The predicted Newcastle team v Fulham (and subs):

newcastle team v fulham

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Fulham v Newcastle Match Betting:

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NUFC to lead at HT and FT 12/5Perez to score first goal 6/1Gayle to score 2 or more goals 6/1

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