Newcastle United vs Leeds United preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Both Newcastle United and Leeds United will be looking to secure their first Premier League win of the season when they meet in tomorrow's game.

The Magpies have been uninspiring at best thus far this campaign and have touted themselves as early contenders for the drop.

A 4-1 defeat last time out against Manchester United was arguably their best performance of the season so far and their only point of the season came against Southampton in the previous game, where they chucked away a lead late on.

The Whites may also feel a bit disappointed with their efforts so far but their fixture list has been tougher than their opponents, with Marcelo Bielsa's men only losing to Manchester United and Liverpool.

Team News - Newcastle United

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As has often been the case since Steve Bruce's arrival on Tyneside, injuries remain an issue for the Toon.

Talisman Callum Wilson made it through three league games before picking up a lengthy injury.

Jonjo Shelvey has not featured since opening day defeat to West Ham United and remains unavailable along with Paul Dummett,, who is still yet to feature this term.

Martin Dubravka also remains out but there seems a good chance that Karl Darlow will return following Freddie Woodman's horror show at Old Trafford.

Elsewhere, Ryan Fraser has been pictured back in training following the knock he picked up on international duty and could be in line for a place in the match day squad.

Team News - Leeds United

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Leeds have been rocked by the unsuccessful appeal to Pascal Struijk's red card picked up in their defeat to Liverpool.

This worsens their centre-back crisis as Robin Koch and Diego Llorente are both likely to miss the game through injury.

Previous meetings

Leeds got the better of Newcastle twice in last season's Premier League.

At Elland Road, The Magpies self imploded and ended up deservedly on the wrong side of a 5-2 hammering despite taking the lead in the match.

The shambolic defending witnessed in that game has been only too common and remains a big symptom of their failings. No side has conceded more goals than Newcastle this season.

At St. James' Park in the reverse fixture, Leeds came out 2-1 winners in a much closer game.

A typically terrible first half from Newcastle was followed by a much better and much more spirited second half display that saw Miguel Almiron cancel out Raphinha's first half opener.

Unfortunately instead of kicking on, they left Jack Harrison with all the time in the world inside their own 18-yard box and his finish just four minutes later proved to be the winner.

Ones to watch

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If Newcastle have any hope of getting anything from the game, they will need Allan Saint-Maximin to be on song.

The tricky winger has been decent so far this campaign but you can't help but feel he has more in his locker and hopefully be brings this tomorrow.

Raphinha is always likely to cause defence's problems with his pace and skills, whilst the movement of Patrick Bamford could cause too much for The Magpies' incredibly leaky backline.

Predicted lineups

Newcastle: Dubravka, Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Schar, Ritchie, Longstaff, Almiron, Willock, Saint-Maximin, Joelinton.

Leeds: Meslier; Dallas, Ayling, Cooper, Firpo; Raphinha, Rodrigo, Phillips, Roberts, Harrison; Bamford.

Where to watch the game

Sky Sports Main Event/Premier League – 20:00 BST – 17/09/2021

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