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Papiss Cisse
Papiss Cisse will hope to continue his good form against Sunderland on Sunday.Reuters

Newcastle United will take on Sunderland in the Tyne-Wear derby during the Premier League clash at St James' Park on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is at 1:30pm GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day 2 on BBC Two and BBC Two HD at 10:20pm GMT.

Overview

Newcastle have lost the last three fixtures against the Black Cats and Alan Pardew will be looking to end their winless run, when his side takes on Sunderland at home on Sunday.

Both teams are struggling in the league as their recent form has not been something that their fans would appreciate. However, a victory on Sunday for either of the teams could lift their confidence for the upcoming fixtures during the festive period.

Gus Poyet
Poyet says It is one of those games where you feel a little nervous ahead of the game. [Reuters]

In the previous fixture, the Magpies suffered a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur in the midweek Capital One Cup quarter final clash. Meanwhile, Sunderland are without a win in the last six matches, out of which, five ended in a draw.

Poyet has expressed his disappointment with the Sunderland board after they failed to strengthen the squad earlier in the summer transfer window. It should be seen if that will have any impact on the players when they visit St James' Park on Sunday.

What Managers Say

Alan Pardew: "It's a great occasion and the best players respond to that. It's the sort of atmosphere you want to play in. We're looking forward to it. I hope we can put on a show which is fitting of the occasion, that the best team wins and the fans conduct themselves with class. We're in a great position in the league and if we win we take ourselves right in among the top six again. It's an emotional fixture, I know that and I've grasped that. We're desperate to win."

Gus Poyet: "It is one of those games where you feel a little nervous ahead of the game because you know what's at stake. But I've been lucky enough to come away as a winner a few times and it is a great, great feeling. That is the feeling you want again and we will do everything we can to replicate it and win the game."

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Newcastle United to win: 1
  • Draw: 12/5
  • Sunderland to win: 3

Team Form

Newcastle United

  • Last Five (all competitions): L D W L L
  • Last Result: Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Newcastle United

San Lorenzo

  • Last Five (all competitions): D D L D D
  • Last Result: Sunderland 1-1 West Ham United

Team News

Alan Pardew
Alan Pardew will be looking for Newcastle's first win against Sunderland in the last three fixtures.Getty Images

Newcastle United

  • Injured: Tim Krul (ankle), Rob Elliot (thigh), Ryan Taylor (knee), Davide Santon (ankle), Rolando Aarons (hamstring), Gabriel Obertan (thigh)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Alnwick; Janmaat, Taylor, Coloccini, Dummett; Tiote, Colback; Gouffran, Perez, Ameobi; Cisse

Sunderland

  • Injured: Billy Jones (hamstring), Patrick van Aanholt (shoulder)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Pantilimon; Vergini, O'Shea, Brown, Reveillere; Cattermole, Larsson, Gomez, Johnson; Wickham, Fletcher