The Newcastle team v Birmingham has just been named.

Rafa Benitez looking to get back on the winning trail after defeat at Ewood Park on Monday afternoon, despite dominating against Blackburn.

Rafa was missing the suspended Jonjo Shelvey today, plus the injured Rolando Aarons, Ayoze Perez and Jesus Gamez, as well as Atsu, Mbeba & Diame away on international duty.

Rafa Benitez makes eight changes, with an interesting line-up…!

Pure guesswork but it looks as though Yedlin and Lazaar will be playing as wingers/wide midfielders, whilst surprise starts for Tiote and Haidara.

A strong bench features the likes of Gayle, Ritchie and Clark in case of emergencies.

Only Anita, Lascelles and Colback remain from the starting eleven v Blackburn.

Newcastle United:

Sels, Anita, Lascelles, Hanley, Haidara, Yedlin, Tiote, Colback, Lazaar, Murphy, Mitrovic

Subs:

Darlow, Dummett, Clark, Hayden, Gouffran, Ritchie, Gayle

Compare Rafa’s selection to the potential team we published earlier HERE.

Birmingham v Newcastle Match Betting:

All Birmingham v Newcastle match betting HERE

Mitrovic first goal 7/2Draw at HT and NUFC win FT 17/4 NUFC win 2-0 17/2

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