Pardew's job is seemingly in jeopardy following four successive defeats during the touchline ban handed to him for headbutting Hull City's David Meyler, an indiscretion which weakens his position further.
In fact, a poll conducted by the Newcastle Evening Chronicle found that 86% of Magpies fans were in favour of axing Pardew, who was appointed in 2010, at the end of the season.
On the other hand, Swans interim boss Monk seems to have the backing of the Liberty Stadium faithful and players, but must convince the club's board that he is the man to take them forward permanently.
The 34-year-old has won only two out of the 10 top-flight games that he has been in charge of, with the latest of five defeats coming in the form of a 1-0 home loss to title-chasing Chelsea last weekend.
Another of Swansea's Spanish contingent, Michu, is a doubt having missed the match against the Blues as a precautionary measure following his recent return from ankle surgery which cost him three months.
Pardew, who has two games of his suspension remaining, may attempt to appease the St James' Park fans by recalling crowd favourite Hatem Ben Arfa, who has started only 15 times this term.
Loic Remy is expected to return to the squad this weekend after missing 11 matches with a hamstring injury, while Davide Santon could also be restored after sitting out of the defeat to Stoke City last weekend.
Swansea are without a victory in their last 11 Premier League games on their travels, but have won their last three matches against Newcastle, who could drop to 10th if this run continues.
Possible starting lineups
Newcastle: Krul; Santon, Williamson, Coloccini, Dummett; Tiote, Anita, Gosling; Ben Arfa, Gouffran, Remy
Swansea: Vorm; Rangel, Williams, Amat, Davies; Shelvey; Britton, Routledge, De Guzman, Dyer; Bony
Sports Mole says: 1-1