Newcastle vs Blackburn are playing in the EFL Cup and, in the past, it was an extremely interesting match in the Premier League. Now Newcastle are looking for their identity and are trying to secure their position in the Premier League, including financially and in terms of their employers, while Blackburn is a team that looks more like the middle zone of the Championship.
Newcastle would like to reach the final of the competition, a performance they managed only once in history, in the 1975-76 season, when they lost the final at Wembley, 1-2 to Manchester City.
She was eliminated in this phase of the competition three times in a row (twice by Nottingham, and last year by Leicester), but played in the quarterfinals in the 2016-17 edition. The team that goes on will play against the winner between Morecambe and Oldham Athletic.
Martin Dubravka, Fabian Schar, Paul Dummett, Dwight Gayle and Ciaran Clark, all injured, cannot play in this start of the season.
Probable lineup: Darlow; Krafth, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie; Almiron, Longstaff, Shelvey, Hayden, Fraser; Joelinton.
He set out to at least reach the playoffs, so the 2-3 defeat to Bournemouth disappointed the fans. Now he is trying to get his revenge with a surprise qualification, after leaving the competition in this phase last year, eliminated by Sheffield United.
He has also played in an EFL Cup final so far, as has Newcastle, but managed to win the trophy, beating Tottenham Hotspur in the 2001-02 season.
Bradley Dack is the only major injury in the guest group.
Probable formation: Kaminski; Bennett, Lenihan, Wharton, Bell; Travis, Rothwell, Holtby; Rankin-Costello, Armstrong, Brereton.
Newcastle vs Blackburn Soccer Betting Tips
Newcastle were active in the transfer window, and two of the acquisitions did their job and brought him the victory against West Ham in the first round of the Premier League. Blackburn instead gave up, 2-3, against Bournemouth, and comes with a second chance on St.James Park.
Betting Tips: 1x & over 1.5 goals