Welcome one and all to our fabulous ‘Game On’ article which will take us through every twist and turn as Wigan Athletic visit St James’ Park.
With the greatest of respect to Wigan, this should be a game that the boys of NUFC win comfortably, at least according to the form book, and Shamrock who penned this stat-tatsic match preview for you all to peruse.
Personally I’m not so sure. My powers of prediction are famously awful so I tend to steer clear of them, but for some reason I have a feeling that we could trip up in this fixture although there is little doubt that we are the favourites for the game, especially if you look at the bookies odds – Skybet have us at 4/7 for the win while Wigan are priced at 5-1.
Unfortunately with the match being a 3pm kick-off it means that there is no UK TV coverage, although it shouldn’t matter too much as there are plenty of overseas broadcasters who have the match scheduled for airing. That should in turn mean that streams are fairly easy to come by. As ever though, if you come across a decent one the feel free to share it with your fellow Toon fans.
I’m actually at work today, as you read this in fact I’ll be somewhere between London and Bristol, so unfortunately I have to miss the match. However in my absence I’ve managed to collar Big Dave into supplying the team news which will you will find at the bottom of this article.
All in all that is just about it. Hopefully we can extend our unbeaten league run to 12 games and our overall run to 14 games.
Howay the lads!
Newcastle: Krul; Simpson, S.Taylor, Coloccini, R.Taylor; Obertan, Tiote, Cabaye, Gutierrez; Ba, Best
Subs: Harper, Santon, Perch, Smith, Marveaux, Ben Arfa, Ameobi
Wigan: Al Habsi, Boyce, Caldwell, Alcaraz, Figueroa, Diame, Watson, Jones,Moses, Rodallega, Crusat.
Subs: Pollitt, McArthur, Gomez, Sammon, Thomas, Maloney, Lopez.