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Saturday, 19 January, 2019

Don't expect an action-packed thriller at Newcastle

Swansea struggling to find the net

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez
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Newcastle were held to a goalless draw by Brighton in their last home league game and their tussle with basement boys Swansea could be another short on excitement. 

Rafa Benitez’s frustrations grow at the Magpies' inactivity in the transfer window and their lack of attacking talent - they have failed to score in five of their last six home league matches - may tell once again.

Carlos Carvahal's appointment should improve the Swans in the short-term but they have notched only seven times in 11 road trips and punters looking for a thriller may need to try elsewhere.

One or both teams not to score
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Team news
Rob Elliot and Chancel Mbemba are available but Aleksandar Mitrovic, Florian Lejeune and Jesus Gamez will miss out.

Renato Sanches will be assessed and Tammy Abraham is injured. Angel Rangel is unlikely to feature but Sung-Yueng Ki is fit.

Key stat
Both teams have scored in just one of Newcastle's last seven home league games.

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Both teams have scored in just one of Newcastle's last seven home league games
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