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Aston Villa travel to Newcastle this evening as they continue their attempt to escape the Premier League relegation zone.

While Newcastle defeated a 10-man Sheffield United 3-0 in their last outing, Villa followed a 0-0 draw against the Blades with a 2-1 defeat by Chelsea.

Dean Smith’s Villa sit 19th in the table on 26 points with time running out, whereas the Magpies are 13th on 38 points with a top-half finish not out of the question.

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The visitors may take confidence from their valiant effort against Chelsea, but the home team’s spirits will be high following their comprehensive win last time out.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Premier League fixture at St James’ Park tonight.

The match will begin at 6pm on Wednesday 24 June at St James’ Park.

The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1, with coverage beginning at 5.45pm.

BT Sport subscribers can also stream the game on the BT Sport app.

While Villa fans will be relieved to know that their squad is at full fitness, there’s bad news for Newcastle supporters.

Brothers Matty and Sean Longstaff will not feature tonight, with the former having only just returned to training, and Florian Lejeune and Ciaran Clark remain unfit – the latter with an ankle issue.

Newcastle: Dubravka; Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Rose; Ritchie, Hayden, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin, Almiron; Joelinton

Aston Villa: Nyland; Konsa, Hause, Mings, Targett; Douglas Luiz, Grealish, Hourihane; El Ghazi, Samatta, Trezeguet

Newcastle 13/10

Draw 9/4

Aston Villa 11/5

Aston Villa have shown more heart than some of their relegation rivals since the Premier League’s restart, while Newcastle will be buoyed by a great result against the Blades – though a red card helped them out there. Both teams might just cancel each other out. Newcastle 1-1 Aston Villa

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