Newcastle take on Brighton on Saturday 27th August, 2016, with kickoff at 17:30. This match is currently being shown LIVE on Sky Sports 1.
Newcastle should not really be in this division, and with Rafa Benitez in charge they have a very definite deadline as to when they need to get out, too. The Spaniard is doing himself a disservice by working at this level, and if he starts losing to teams like Brighton he might just decide it’s not worth his time or the money Sports Direct are paying.
As for Brighton, they have a lovely new stadium, a wonderful fanbase and a team that can’t really keep up at this point in time, so they’ll want to see more from the squad this term.
Newcastle v Brighton is LIVE on Sky Sports 1.