Apr 19, 2014, 9:22 AM EDT
Newcastle and Swansea will do battle at St. James’ Park on Saturday (Watch live online, 10 a.m. ET on Live Extra) as both teams struggle for form.
The Magpies have lost four straight and their season is unraveling at the seams after manager Alan Pardew‘s touchline ban has hit them hard.
As for the Swans, they have lost four of the last six and are being dragged back into the relegation battle. Rookie boss Garry Monk has an almighty job on his hands if the side from South Wales are going to stay in the Premier League.
Which team will prove the form table wrong?
In team news Newcastle make one change to the starting lineup as Luuk de Jong comes in for Steven Taylor. Michu is still out for Swansea, who bring Jordi Amat and Jonathan de Guzman into the starting lineup.
Newcastle United: Krul; Coloccini, Williamson, Dummett; Anita, Gosling, Tiote, Gouffran; de Jong; Cisse, Sh Ameob. Subs: Elliot, Debuchy, Haidara, Yanga-Mbiwa, S Taylor, Armstrong, Remy
Swansea City: Vorm, Rangel, Amat, Williams, Davies, Britton, Shelvey, De Guzman, Routledge, Hernandez, Bony. Subs: Tremmel, Taylor, Bartley, Fulton, Dyer, Emnes, Ngog
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