Newcastle United v Wolverhampton Wanderers

16 Sep

Aleksandar Mitrovic


Aleksandar Mitrovic scored Newcastle’s fifth goal in their 6-0 win against QPR on Tuesday

BBC coverage

How to follow:
Final Score, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Newcastle, BBC WM; live text commentary on BBC Sport website

Newcastle United boss may rotate his squad as he chases a sixth successive Championship victory when they face Wolves on Saturday.

Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ciaran Clark, Isaac Hayden, Ayoze Perez came in for their 6-0 win against QPR on Tuesday.

Wolves head coach Walter Zenga may make sweeping changes to his side after their 4-0 midweek defeat by Barnsley.

Zenga has not named an unchanged side this season and could hand debuts to Romain Saiss, Silvio and Ola John.

Match facts

  • After losing this season’s first two matches, Newcastle have won five straight league games, netting 15 goals.
  • Following Tuesday’s 4-0 home defeat by Barnsley, Wolves have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 11 away league games.
  • Newcastle have conceded just one goal in the second half of Championship games this season – two fewer than any other team.
  • Walter Zenga’s Wolves have failed to find the net in three of their last five league games.
  • Newcastle are unbeaten in their last six league meetings with Wolves, since a 1-0 defeat at Molineux in April 1993.
  • Wolves have scored in each of their last 10 league games against Newcastle, although they have only kept one clean sheet in that time.

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