Is Newcastle United v Brighton & Hove Albion on TV, what's the team news, what are the odds?

Action from Albion's match at Newcastle last season. Picture by PW Sporting PhotographyAction from Albion's match at Newcastle last season. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Action from Albion's match at Newcastle last season. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Brighton travel to St James' Park on Saturday to take on winless Newcastle in a game which could have a big impact at the bottom of the table, writes James Wootton.

Newcastle are coming off the back of a 3-2 defeat at Old Trafford, where they had led Manchester United 2-0 before conceding three goals in the final 20 minutes.

Albion returned to winning ways before the international break with a 1-0 win over West Ham to end a five-game winless run in the Premier League.

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The Magpies will be looking to secure their first league win of the campaign but have lost all four home matches this season.

Brighton currently sit six points above Newcastle and could extend that to nine with a win, creating even more distance between themselves and the bottom three.

What time does Newcastle v Brighton kick off?

Kick-off is at 3pm. The sides last met in the league in December for what was a forgettable 0-0 draw at St James' Park.

Albion won the home match last season through Tomer Hemed’s second half strike.

Is the game on TV?

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No. Albion don’t feature on television again until November 10 when they travel to Cardiff.

What's the team news?

Jose Izquierdo came on as a late substitute in two games for Albion before the international break. With two weeks of training under his belt since then, he could be in line for his first start since May.

Pascal Gross and Dale Stephens could both return to the squad after injury but Davy Propper is a doubt after he was seen leaving the Amex on crutches after the victory over West Ham.

For the hosts, Florian Lejuene is missing through injury, but Rafa Benitez is hoping to have Paul Dummett and Salomon Rondon available after both missed the defeat to Manchester United with minor knocks.

Who is the referee?

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Andre Marriner is the man in the middle. He has shown 21 yellow cards and one red in seven Premier League matches this season.

Mariner's assistants will be Simon Long and Richard West. Tony Harrington is the fourth official.

What are the betting odds?

Albion are the underdogs according to SkyBet, who have priced a Brighton win at 5/2, with a victory for the hosts 6/5 and a draw 21/10.

Newcastle strikers Joselu and Salomon Rondon are both priced at 5/1 to score the first goal, with Yoshinori Muto 11/2 and Ayoze Perez 13/2.

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Glenn Murray is favourite to score first for Brighton at 9/2, followed by Florin Andone (6/1), Jurgen Locadia (7/1) and Pascal Gross (17/2).

Defender Shane Duffy, who has already scored twice this season, is 22/1 to net first.


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