The Seagulls have taken eight points from four Premier League matches against the Magpies, including a 1-0 victory in the north east last season, when Beram Kayal’s touch on a Jose Izquierdo shot found the back of the net and made all the difference.
Albion came agonisingly close to claiming a second Premier League win of the season last Saturday, following Neal Maupay’s volleyed opener, but Burnley equalised with their first shot on target in stoppage time.
Steve Bruce’s team rocked Anfield last week when Jetro Willems netted a surprise opener, but Liverpool came back with three goals in reply to condemn the Magpies to a third defeat of the season.
Potter confirmed Martin Montoya is available for selection after missing last weekend’s game through illness, but Leandro Trossard, Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Leon Balogun will miss out due to injuries.
Bernardo has an outside chance of featuring at St James’ Park, and although Ezequiel Schelotto is making good progress, Saturday comes too soon for the full-back.
For Newcastle, Matt Ritchie and DeAndre Yedlin are both doubts for Saturday’s match, while Sean Longstaff, Fabian Schar, Andy Carroll and Allan Saint-Maximin could feature after short-term injuries.
Dwight Gayle and Florian Lejeune both remained sidelined with long-term injuries.
Last time at St James’ Park…
It turned out to be a great afternoon for Albion in the north east, but things got off to a terrible start when Glenn Murray left the field on a stretcher following an aerial collision with Federico Fernandez in the ninth minute.
Murray recovered in time to score his 100th Albion goal against Wolves the following weekend, while his team-mates finished the job at St James’ Park to record one of three victories in the month of October.
Izquierdo fired towards goal from the edge of the penalty area, and Kayal’s touch took the ball past Martin Dubravka to secure a 1-0 win against Newcastle, then managed by Rafael Benitez.
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Our last fixture…
Albion line-up: Ryan; Duffy, Dunk, Webster; March (Bong 90), Stephens, Propper, Burn; Gross, Murray (Mooy 80), Maupay (Connolly 84).
Subs not used: Button (GK), Baluta, Bissouma, Alzate.
Their last fixture…
Mane 28, 40
Newcastle line-up: Dubravka; Schar (Fernandez 80), Lascelles, Dummett; Krafth (Manquillo 67), Hayden, Shelvey, Willems; Almiron (Muto 67), Joelinton, Atsu.
Subs not used: Darlow (GK), Clark, Longstaff, Ki.
Newcastle’s one to watch…
The Magpies broke their transfer record over the summer to bring in Brazilian striker Joelinton from Hoffenheim, and the 23-year-old scored his first goal for the club in memorable fashion.
Joelinton showed composure in front of goal to fire the winner against Tottenham Hotspur in north London before the international break, and will be keen to get back on the goal trail this weekend.
The forward attracted Newcastle’s interest following spells in Germany and Austria’s top divisions, and he’ll now look to make his mark on the Premier League for Bruce’s side.