The Newcastle team v Rotherham has just been named, with United capable of going top with a win, if other results go their way.

Rafa Benitez makes 2 changes from the Norwich match.

Well the team is different but not in a way that I think anybody anticipated!

The likes of Hanley and Mitrovic looked knocking bets to start but instead it is Atsu and Anita who come in, with the likes of Diame and Colback surprisingly keeping their places.

Whether Ritchie and Yedlin dropping out is tactical or they aren’t 100% is open to question, whilst not even a place on the bench for Ayoze Perez.

Good luck to Christian Atsu on his first start.

Newcastle starting 11:

Darlow, Anita, Clark, Lascelles, Dummett, Gouffran, Colback, Shelvey, Atsu, Diame, Gayle


Sels, Mbemba, Yedlin, Hanley, Hayden, Ritchie, Mitrovic

NUFC are showing the team as a 4-4-1-1 formation,

(Compare this to the collective fans choice of Newcastle team v Rotherham we published earlier here)

Rotherham v Newcastle Match Betting:

All  Rotherham v Newcastle betting HERE

NUFC to win 2-1 15/2 – 3 match goals or more in the first half 11/2 Gayle to score 2 or more goals 5/1 NUFC to win 4-3 150/1

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