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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Newcastle United

11th February 2019, 16:09 by Tom McGarry

Wolves will be chasing their first league double over Newcastle in 27 years when the teams meet at Moilneux on Monday.

Nuno Espirito Santo's side have established themselves as the best of the rest in the Premier League this season, as they currently sit seventh in the standings and can open up a four-point gap on eighth-placed Watford with victory tonight.

Confidence should certainly be high at Molineux, as they are unbeaten in five and have won three consecutive matches in the Premier League, scoring an impressive 10 goals in the process.

Wolves were 2-1 winners against Newcastle when they met at St James' Park earlier in the season and they should be boosted by the return of both Diogo Jota and Ruben Vinagre, who both missed last week's FA Cup success over Shrewsbury due to injury and illness respectively.

Newcastle will head into the game sitting outside the Premier League relegation zone on goal difference alone.

Rafael Benitez' side have won two of their last three league games, including last month's triumph over leaders Manchester City, although the form of the teams around them in the table means they remain very much in a relegation battle.

The Magpies will fancy their chances of getting something at Molineux, however, as they are unbeaten on their last four visits to the venue - a run that stretches back to 1993.

Club-record signing Miguel Almiron is in line to make his debut in the match and is one of six players that have become available since Newcastle’s last fixture against Tottenham, as Paul Dummett, Mohamed Diame, Ki Sung-yueng and Karl Darlow have returned from injury while Yoshinori Muto is back from the Asian Cup.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

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