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Newcastle vs Luton predictions: Expect an entertaining affair on Tyneside
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Joe Casey
Luton are out of the bottom three for the first time this season
Luton are out of the bottom three for the first time this season

- Both teams have scored in 15 of Luton’s 21 league games this term 
- Five of Newcastle's last seven league home games have had three goals or more 
- Recommended bet: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals

Luton were widely tipped for relegation but three wins and a draw from their last five league games has seen them pull their way out of the bottom three at Everton’s expense.

The Hatters travel to take on Newcastle, who snapped a run of four defeats in a row with a 3-1 victory away to Aston Villa on Tuesday.

Team news

Marvelous Nakamba, Mads Andersen and Tom Lockyer will all miss the fixture through injury and illness for Luton, while Jacob Brown and Teden Mengi are both fit after spells out.

Issa Kabore has also returned from the Africa Cup of Nations after representing Burkina Faso and should be available for selection.

Joelinton, Nick Pope, Matt Targett and Elliot Anderson are all absent for Newcastle, while Joe Willock, Harvey Barnes, Callum Wilson and Jamaal Lascelles are all major doubts.

Alexander Isak also looks unlikely to start after coming off against Aston Villa, with Anthony Gordon expected to fill in as a makeshift striker through the middle.

The stats

This looks likely to be a high-scoring affair, with both teams finding the net in five of Newcastle’s last seven games in the Premier League while their last four have gone over 3.5 goals too.

The Magpies will be hoping to snap their poor recent run too as they have lost six of their last eight Premier League matches.

Eddie Howe’s men have won eight of their 11 home games however, and are yet to fail to score at St James’ Park this season.

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe may have to start a makeshift frontline.
Newcastle manager Eddie Howe may have to start a makeshift frontline.


A 4-0 win over Brighton in midweek was the latest chapter in Luton’s resurgence as they look to pull away from danger after taking 10 points from the last 15 available.

The Hatters’ direct and physical style of play has caused plenty of issues for teams in the top flight and that has resulted in both teams finding the net in 15 of their 21 league games.

They take on a Newcastle side that have turned things around recently after a torrid December, part of which saw the Magpies lose 1-0 at Kenilworth Road.

Both teams should be able to play more of a role in this one however with the visitors fancied to find the net after putting four past Brighton on Tuesday.

Newcastle may be without Callum Wilson and Alexander Isak but Anthony Gordon could come into his own played centrally.

Eddie Howe’s men have scored at least twice in their last five matches in all competitions and they can help contribute to a high-scoring affair.

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