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Confirmed Newcastle team v Watford: Joselu, Diame, Gayle start – Merino on bench

4 years ago

The Newcastle team v Watford has just been confirmed.

The Newcastle boss making only the one (enforced) change.

Isaac Hayden is suspended for one game after picking up his fifth booking and a one match ban at Old Trafford.

Mikel Merino only fit enough for the bench and Mohamed Diame starts next to Shelvey.

Daryl Janmaat only on the bench for Watford as he returns to St James Park.

This is who Rafa Benitez starts with:

Elliot, Yedlin, Clark, Lejeune, Manquillo, Ritchie, Merino, Shelvey, Murphy, Gayle, Joselu

and the Subs:

Darlow, Gamez, Mbemba, Merino, Aarons, Mitrovic, Perez


Gomes, Britos, Mariappa, Cleverley, Richarlison, Doucoure, Gray, Hughes, Femenia, Zeegelaar, Kabasele


Janmaat, Prodl, Watson, Carrillo, Capoue, Karnezis, Pereyra

Compare Rafa’s side to the the one chosen by fans HERE.

Newcastle v Watford Match Betting:

Newcastle win 6/5 Draw 12/5Watford 13/5Gayle to score first goal 5/1

NUFC to win and both teams to score 7/2Watford to win and both teams to score 6/1Game to end 0-0 15/2

All Newcastle v Watford betting HERE

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