Everton have now conceded at least twice in four of their past five Premier League games as questions continue to be asked of Jordan Pickford.
The fixture on the South Coast was also the first time that their attack has drawn a blank, having been otherwise excellent so far this season.
Newcastle left it late to snatch a point against Wolves, with Jacob Murphy – starting in the Premier League for the first time since December 2018 – equalising with a free kick in the 89th-minute.
Steve Bruce's team have not kept a league clean sheet since the opening day of the season and have conceded eight goals in three home games.
On the plus side, they have scored in eight of their nine matches in all competitions and will fancy their chances of netting against a shaky Everton defence.
Newcastle have won just twice in the last 15 meetings between these two sides, but both of those victories did come on home turf. There has not been a goalless draw in this fixture since 2009.
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Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles is a doubt for the game after being forced off against Wolves with a foot injury.
This is the only game that Lucas Digne will miss after his suspension was reduced from three matches. Teenager Niels Nkounkou is expected to make his Premier League debut in his place at left-back.
Richarlison is still banned, while Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that James Rodriguez will be left out to solve a "little problem" ahead of Manchester United's visit to Goodison Park next weekend.
Newcastle United possible starting lineup:
Darlow; Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez; Murphy, Hendrick, Hayden, Lewis; Almiron, Wilson, Saint-Maximin
Everton possible starting lineup:
Pickford; Kenny, Mina, Keane, Nkounkou; Doucoure, Allan, Gomes; Bernard, Calvert-Lewin, Iwobi
We say: Newcastle United 1-2 Everton
Both sides are vulnerable defensively so goals are likely in this one. Newcastle's home form is a little worrying and even though Everton will miss the influence of Rodriguez, the Toffees should still come out on top as they aim to get back on track after two games without a win.
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