CONFIRMED: Stoke City & Newcastle United line-ups

Stoke Britannia Stadium

Here is how Stoke City and Newcastle United will line up for this afternoon’s match at the Britannia Stadium...

Stoke City Starting XI: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; Ireland, Nzonzi, Whelan, Arnautovic; Odemwingie; Crouch

Subs: Sorensen; Muniesa, Palacios, Adam, Walters, Guidetti, Wilkinson

Newcastle United Starting XI: Krul; S Taylor, Williamson, Coloccini; Anita, Gosling, Tiote, Gouffran, Dummett; Sh Ameobi, Cisse

Subs: Elliot, Haidara, Yanga-Mbiwa, Bigirimana, Ben Arfa, de Jong, Armstrong

Tenth host ninth in the Premier League table today, as Newcastle United travel to Stoke City in a bid to pick up three points.

The Magpies have lost their last three games with a combined score of 11-0, and fans are getting increasingly frustrated as it seems their season is petering out into a miserable anti-climax.

Pardew's men demolished the Potters on Boxing Day at St. James' Park with a 5-1 thumping, but have now scored just 11 goals in the last 15 games as they struggle to hit the back of the net.

That plays right into Stoke's hands, as Mark Hughes' men have picked up 30 of their 40 points at the Britannia Stadium this season, losing just twice - to Liverpool and Norwich.

With just two defeats in the last 10 games, Stoke are clear favourites for the game today - particularly if Newcastle continue to falter in front of goal.

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