Rafa Benitez makes surprise change to Newcastle United's starting XI

Rafa Benitez makes surprise change to Newcastle United's starting XI

Rafa Benitez makes surprise change to Newcastle United's starting XI

Saturday's 2-1 victory over title contenders Spurs made it eight games unbeaten for Sean Dyche's men, five of which have been won.

Newcastle United go in search of successive Premier League wins on Tuesday evening when they host Burnley at St James' Park, with boss Rafael Benitez having the luxury of a few selection headaches. This game suited his attacking tendencies and he made the most of it.

Manager Jan Siewert said: "You know, we haven't won since November and although my face doesn't show it today because I am disappointed with the result, I am still positive".

Benitez realises that a home fixture against the team rooted to the bottom of the table is one of his side's best opportunities to pick up three points in their battle to avoid the drop this season.

The unders side of the bet is offered at [1.68]. Newcastle's odds of winning will increase significantly if they can score in the first half hour.

DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle): With Huddersfield offering little in the way of attacking threat, the American was able to get forward at will and was central in both goals, feeding the ball into risky areas where it was asking to be finished. 13 and a half years, to be exact.

It's now important to settle down in the Premier League and understand the mentality of the PL.

Almiron might have already made his mark by that point with an audacious lofted shot which came back off a post, and he received rapturous applause as he was replaced by Christian Atsu with nine minutes remaining.

While I'm keen on Burnley to edge this one and a lack of early goals, there's one price in the goalscorer markets which looks wrong and should interest anyone thinking of backing Newcastle.

52' - GOAL! Newcastle 2-0 Huddersfield (Perez). Salomon Rondon is just 7/2 in the same market.

The Spurs striker almost marked his return with a goal as he cut in from the right before drilling a left-footed effort just wide of the upright on 15 minutes.

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