Newcastle, unbeaten this season go into the game tomorrow looking to cement their place at the top of the Championship. However, they will have to do so without big Andy Carroll, Shola Ameobi and Jonas Gutierrez. Return signing Peter Lovenkrands is also a doubt as there are questions about the pacey attacker’s fitness.
We’ve always said that when we get a few players out we’ll suffer for it, and here we are barely into the second month of the season and we’re having to play the kids. Look for Nile Ranger to feature up front with a possible substitute place for much fancied Harris Vuckic. There is some good news though – Geremi and Coloccini are available for selection. Happy days.
Newcastle United old boy Michael Chopra is in great form – scoring four home goals and a total of seven for the season.
I think this one is too close to call and I just can’t see where Newcastle are going to get goals from.
Verdict: Cardiff City 1 – Newcastle United 1