Who do you think will be in the Newcastle team v Crystal Palace team tonight?

Apart from excitement, the Stoke match was lacking something else from Newcastle and I think John Carver must surely make some changes to liven things up tonight.

I can’t imagine him deviating too much from the cautious approach that characterised life under Alan Pardew and which Carver has largely continued.

However, I can see him adding Gabriel Obertan to the line-up alongside Remy Cabella, rather than the controversial substitution he made in the Stoke match.

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Sammy Ameobi was back to his usual bad ways of going (literally!) to sleep for much of Sunday’s game and I can see him ending up on the bench.

He’s not my favourite player but Gouffran always seems to bounce back into the team very quickly after being left out, so I can see him very likely in the team, rather than Mehdi Abeid ‘s introduction which the vast majority of fans would seem to prefer.

So I predict the line-up below, though I have to say this is what I think John Carver’s will be and not mine!

newcastle team v crystal palace

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Match Betting: Newcastle win 12/5Cisse to score last goal 7/13 or more match goals in 1st half 6/1

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  • MagicianFromRiga

    Sammy is terrible, I have never seen a player that is supposed to be on the left of a forward 3 rooted so immobile and adrift. 

    He does not get forwards, he does not get backwards, he just hangs around on the half-way line and hooks the ball forward or loses it. 

    Haidara was supposed to be playing at left back, and got further forward than the left sided striker, that is beggars belief. 

    The guy’s attitude stinks and it shows through his body language and effort.

  • Pulse33

    That isnt a horrible lineup to be fair, better than many Pardew picked. Abeid in for Gouf and Cisse for Obertan and we could be a strong opponent. Even if its just Abeid coming in and Cisse off the bench that could work quite well.

  • Steve1221

    I cant see any chance in hell of Gouffran replacing Anita, he might replace Sammy but he won’t be played in the middle of the park.