Is this the Newcastle United side that Eddie Howe will pick to face Aston Villa? (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Eddie Howe’s predicted Newcastle United starting XI for Aston Villa clash - photo gallery

Newcastle United go in search of three wins in a row when they host Aston Villa on Saturday.

Aaron Danks will be in the dugout for Villa at the weekend with Unai Emery set to take charge on November 1 following Steven Gerrard’s departure from Villa Park. Villa currently sit 15th in the Premier League table and will be hoping to capitalise on last weekend’s 4-0 hammering of Brentford.

Newcastle, on the other hand, sit 4th in the table and could move up to 3rd with a win at the weekend as Eddie Howe’s side look to make it three wins on the spin and back-to-back wins over Saturday’s opponents. The last meeting between the sides came in February and ended in a 1-0 win for the Magpies courtesy of a Kieran Trippier free-kick.

Ahead of this weekend’s game Howe has a number of selection issues to contend with and here, we take a look at the starting side he could select on Saturday:

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