Will Steve Bruce make a change to Newcastle United's formation against Watford? (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Newcastle United’s predicted starting XI to face Watford - including a change in system from Steve Bruce

Could Newcastle be making a change to their formation on Saturday for the first time this campaign?

Thursday, 23rd September 2021, 4:33 pm

Newcastle United travel to Vicarage Road to face a Watford team they have beaten just once in their last 10 contests.

Steve Bruce’s side are still searching for their first win of the campaign whilst their opponents are looking to make it back-to-back victories after defeating Norwich City last time out.

Xisco Munoz’s side put in an impressive performance in that 3-1 win, whilst Newcastle impressed in parts, but ultimately failed to get the victory against Leeds on Friday night.

Bruce made just one change last week, choosing Karl Darlow as a replacement for the injured Freddie Woodman in goal.

This week however, changes are expected at Newcastle with a potential change of formation on the cards.

Newcastle may opt to revert to a four-man defence and if that is the case, could this be the starting line-up chosen by Bruce on Saturday?

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