Predicted Newcastle line-up to play Norwich: Two changes from Benitez

Here is how we predict Norwich City and Newcastle United will line up this weekend:

To be played on Saturday 2nd April 2016 at 14:00. Venue: Carrow Road, Norwich

Odds: Norwich 5/4, Draw 23/10, Newcastle 11/5

Newcastle United travel to Carrow Road on Saturday to take on Norwich City in a huge Premier League encounter for both sides.

As things stand the Magpies are 19th in the table, three points below the Canaries who currently occupy the first position of safety with time running out.

In short, this is a relegation six-pointer with Norwich knowing they would go a long way to securing their top-flight future if they can get one over Rafa Benitez’s side.

The Spaniard is yet to oversee a victory since replacing Steve McClaren at St James’ Park and he will be well aware how vital this clash is.

In early team news, Newcastle are without Rob Elliot, Tim Krul, Paul Dummett and the suspended Jack Colback.

Skipper Fabricio Coloccini is also a doubt and may need a little more time to recover from a calf injury.

As for Norwich, their manager Alex Neil is without Nathan Redmond and Alex Tettey while there are minor doubts regarding Steven Naismith, Steven Whittaker and Ryan Bennett although all three are rated at 75 per cent to be fit.

Norwich predicted lineup

  • John Ruddy
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Timm Klose
  • Russell Martin
  • Martin Olsson
  • Robbie Brady
  • Jonny Howson
  • Matthew Jarvis
  • Gary O'Neil
  • Patrick Bamford
  • Dieumerci Mbokani

Newcastle predicted lineup

  • Karl Darlow
  • Massadio Haidara
  • Daryl Janmaat
  • Jamaal Lascelles
  • Chancel Mbemba
  • Jonjo Shelvey
  • Moussa Sissoko
  • Andros Townsend
  • Georginio Wijnaldum
  • Ayoze Pérez
  • Aleksandar Mitrovic

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