Newcastle United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Since the two sides met back in October, they have both been on a similar path of decline. Both teams did not taste victory for ten games. Newcastle United ended their streak against Everton and Wolves against Arsenal. 

The similarities do not end there for each side as both the Magpies and The Wanderers both also find their best striking option out. Newcastle is without Callum Wilson for another six weeks, and Wolves are without Raúl Jiménez following his nasty skull fracture.

The third shared detail about the two clubs is that there have been four draws and one win for Wolves in the previous five games. 

The game has a lot riding on it for both teams and should be a good spectacle for all. 

Newcastle United team news

Federico Fernandez could again feature for Newcastle after having missed eight weeks with a tight problem. The Argentine has trained all week and will most likely be included in the matchday squad. Joelinton is also fully fit following his early substitution at Manchester United last weekend. 

It is, however, too early for Callum Wilson,  Javier Manquillo (ankle) and Fabian Schar, who all remain out with long term injuries. 

Wolverhampton Wanderers team news

Willy Boly and Daniel Podence are still Wolves only main concerns.

Boly and Podence have missed the last four games after being forced out of the home win against Arsenal at the start of this month. Brazilian defender Fernando Marcal is also unavailable. 

Previous meeting 

In October, both sides met and battled out a 1-1 draw, with Newcastle earning a point from a late Jacob Murphy free-kick. 

Many Wolves fans will still say the goalkeeper Rui Patrício should have done better. It was a game of mistakes, and both teams will be hoping for better on Saturday. 

Ones to watch

For Newcastle United, there are many small storylines to watch out for instead of one huge one. The first being who will start in net with many fans thinking it is time for Martin Dubravka, following Karl Darlow's mistakes against Manchester United. The second to look out for is the position and work rate of Miguel Almiron. Since Newcastle have switched to a high press more forward-thinking setup Almiron has been brilliant and involved in everything that Newcastle do if the Magpies take three points, Almiron will be a focal point. The third is who will start upfront; with Joelinton limping off last weekend, it looks like Dwight Gayle will get the nod as he Englishman will allow the pace to counter this wolves team.

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Wolves have had a problem with Raúl Jiménez and his injury. One young man who stepped up in the Portuguese forwards' absence is Pedro Neto. Following his stunning finish against Southampton and with Deigo Jota leaving for titleholders Liverpool. Neto has been allowed to shine and follow through in his performances. Even with Wolves being a mid-table side this season, Neto has stood out. 

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Predicted Lineups 

Newcastle United: Dubvraka; Krath, Lascelles, Clark, Lewis; Hayden, Shelvey; Saint-Maximin, Almiron, Fraser; Gayle. 

Wolverhampton Wanderers: Patrício; Dendocker, Coady, Siass; Semedo, Moutitnho, Neves, Castro; Adama, Silva, Neto 

Where to watch?

Newcastle vs Wolves is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event from 7.45 pm; Kick-off at 8 pm.