Big injury crisis in Newcastle, with eleven players unavailable, situation seems critical specially in defence, where five defenders are out and other ones should need rest after recent busy fixture.
Midf. Carroll ( 4+8) is more recent missing, while def. Manquillo ( 9+2), Schar ( 14+1 2g), Lascelles ( 12 1g), Clarck ( 9 2g), Dummett ( 13+2), wing back Willems ( 16+1), Saint Maximin ( midf.10+2 1g), Shelvey ( topscorer 5g) are among the otehr missings and Lejeune ( def.4) should rest after played four games in 12 days returning from injury.
Rochdale mear to relegation line in league One, but in alst match won in spite of many missings and for this match some player returns available with topscorer Henderson (10g) already returned and scored against Accrington and key def. Williams ( 22) return from ban. Def. Norrington-Davies ( 19), Done ( midf.12+5), Morley ( midf.13+5 2g) are in doubt.
Trainer of Newcastle says he want put on field the strongest possible first eleven and continue in cup, but too many absences, some player will be forced to play out of natural role at the back, they are already in bad run in Premier and at risk of relegation, on the other front Rochdale shown to react well to absences and has important players recovered, they could make a surprise here
Rochdale vs Newcastle betting tips
Rochdale AH +0.5 (Stake: 6)Odds: 2.20 at Pinnacle
Result: 1-1 WON (+7.2 units)