Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez during the press conference
Fulham will be looking to kick off their 2016-17 Championship campaign with victory over Newcastle United at home this evening.
The Cottagers will take on Newcastle at Craven Cottage in the Championship in around an hour’s time.
The London outfit have home advantage for the game and will head into the match with confidence.
However, Fulham will not be favourites to pick up all three points from the encounter.
Newcastle will head into the game as favourites to pick up all three points.
The Magpies got relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season.
Rafael Benitez’s side are strong favourites to win the Championship title this season.
Newcastle have made a number of big signings in the summer transfer window so far, such as Dwight Gayle, Matt Ritchie and Mohamed Diame.
The Magpies, though, should not get complacent, as Fulham do the capability to spring a surprise.
An early goal for the Cottagers could make things tricky for Newcastle, but Benitez’s side should still be able to launch a successful comeback.
This is how Fulham and Newcastle will line up for this evening’s Championship game at Craven Cottage:
- David Button
- Tomas Kalas
- Michael Madl
- Scott Malone
- Denis Odoi
- Tom Cairney
- Kevin McDonald
- Ryan Tunnicliffe
- Floyd Ayité
- Matt Smith
- Sone Aluko
Substitutes: Jesse Joronen, Tim Ream, Richard Stearman, Lasse Vigen Christensen, Scott Parker, Cauley Woodrow.
- Matz Sels
- Paul Dummett
- Grant Hanley
- Daryl Janmaat
- Jamaal Lascelles
- Vurnon Anita
- Jack Colback
- Isaac Hayden
- Matt Ritchie
- Ayoze Pérez
- Dwight Gayle
Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Jesús Gámez, Chancel Mbemba, Jamie Sterry, Rolando Aarons, Jonjo Shelvey, Adam Armstrong.