The tough December period has begun. So far, Everton are doing well. They have four points from two league matches and finished up Europe on a high note. Wednesday brings the Toffees their third straight away game and another chance to gain three points from a struggling top flight squad.
Newcastle have not won a match since October 21st against Crystal Palace, and they have just one point from their last seven games. If there was ever a time to catch the Magpies, it is now.
What will be interesting to watch is how both clubs rotate their squads. It is a busy time of year for everyone. Everton are looking to rocket up the table and get into the European discussion once again. Newcastle are fighting the drop, and have an especially tough schedule with fixtures against Arsenal and Manchester City looming.
Date and start time: Wednesday, December 13th at 11:45 a.m. PT / 2:45 p.m ET / 7:45 p.m. BST
Stadium: St. James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Weather: 36°F/2°C, mostly cloudy, 10% chance of precipitation, 15 mph winds
How to Watch/Listen
TV: none - United States; none - United Kingdom
Radio: Everton Match Centre, TalkSport Radio World
Live stream: NBC Sports Gold
Gamethread: Comments section below starting one hour before game time
Information from LiveSoccerTV.com
Starting XI - Pickford, Kenny, Holgate, Williams, Martina; Gueye, Schneiderlin, Rooney; Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, Lennon
Subs: Robles, Keane, Jagielka, Davies, Vlasic, Lookman, Niasse
Starting XI - Darlow, Yedlin, Lejeune, Lascelles, Manquillo; Ritchie, Merino, Shelvey, Atsu; Diame; Gayle
Subs: Elliott, Clark, Hayden, Aarons, Murphy, Perez, Joselu