Brighton look a big price to thwart Newcastle
Seagulls threaten from counter-attacks and set-pieces
Newcastle's poor start has been heavily influenced by their tough schedule - they have played five of the big six already. But there is huge pressure on them to beat Brighton at St James' Park and they may struggle.
Brighton have also had a tough start, facing four of the big six, but are more comfortably placed after collecting eight points.
The Seagulls focus on getting the basics right. But they also threaten from counter-attacks and set-pieces and look overpriced.
Brighton draw no bet
1pt 13-8 Betfred
Salomon Rondon and Paul Dummett are being assessed after spells on the sidelines and Ciaran Clark (thigh) is a doubt.
Davy Propper (ankle) faces a few weeks on the sidelines but Pascal Gross (ankle) could return. Dale Stephens and Gaetan Bong are injury doubts.
Newcastle have lost all of their four home games this season.
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