Hull v Newcastle

Saturday 31  January 12.45pm Live on BT Sport

I think John Carver may well try his best to put out a ‘crowd pleasing’ Newcastle team v Hull this afternoon.

Papiss Cisse will be on the bench at best surely after the trip back from Africa.

However, a player who should have been there, Mehdi Abeid, I can see getting his chance to show his promising displays before getting injured were no fluke.

Cabella looks certain to continue supporting Ayoze Perez and hopefully a bit more attacking intent will see United impose themselves just as they did last time here, though without the headbutts…

Dummett’s injury, Mapou’s permanent sale and no investment on a replacement centre-back means Williamson will be sure to start, while at left-back it looks a straight choice between Haidara and Santon with the Italian being my fancy to get the nod.

Predicted starting 11;

Krul

Janmaat

Coloccini

Williamson

Santon

Colback

Sissoko

Abeid

Ameobi

Cabella

Perez

Click HERE to see how it compares with the team picked by the fans.

Match Betting: NUFC Win 19/10Sissoko to score first goal 12/1 NUFC to win 4-1 is 125/1

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