Newcastle United travel down to East Anglia to face Norwich City this Saturday hoping for their first win of the season.
The Magpies lost 1-0 to Arsenal at St James’ Park to kick-off the new campaign with a defeat in Steve Bruce’s first Premier League game with the club.
A defensive mistake allowed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to nip in and get the only goal of the game after Paul Dummett’s pass went astray.
Norwich, who were promoted to the Premier League last season, lost their opening game 4-1 to Liverpool at Anfield, and will be keen to get a win in their first home game.
United should have a near full squad to choose from with Jonjo Shelvey and Dummett both pictured in training this week after suffering knocks against Arsenal.
Here are the predictions of pundits and our writers here at Chronicle Live.
Mark Lawrenson – BBC Sport
Norwich have to be applauded for the fact they created chances against Liverpool in their defeat at Anfield on Friday.
The only problem is that if you look at the goals the Canaries conceded, their defending was more like League One standard. That is a major worry.
Newcastle also played one of the leading clubs, and lost at home to Arsenal.
The Magpies could maybe have done a bit more going forward but, although I think Steve Bruce is going to take a bit of time to work out what his best team is, I don’t think they are going to struggle.
Bruce’s side will have to deal with a lively atmosphere at Carrow Road in Norwich’s first home game back in the top flight, and the Canaries will be at full throttle.
Daniel Farke’s side are dangerous, but I do worry about them – they scored lots of goals in the Championship last season, but they conceded a load too.
If they are going to be as open as they were at Anfield when they play at home as well, then they are going to get some beatings.
Prediction: Norwich 1-2 Newcastle United
Michael Owen – BetVictor
Norwich played some lovely football at times against Liverpool on Friday, but they were naive defensively, although the good news for Daniel Farke is that his side won’t face teams with the flair and pace of the Reds every week.
The Canaries will make plenty of friends with their style of football this season, but I think they will have to settle for a point against Newcastle on Saturday.
The Magpies kept Arsenal at arm’s length for much of their game at St James’ Park on Sunday, but they will still be rueing one moment of defensive madness which allowed the Gunners to take all three points.
Jermaine Jenas – Footie5
Both teams will want to bounce to winning ways after tough tests last week. Norwich will be hoping to put their drubbing away to Liverpool behind them while Steve Bruce will want to bounce back from Newcastle’s home defeat to Arsenal.
Yes Norwich were a bit naive at times in their first game but going forward they have shown why they were so exciting to watch in the Championship last season.
Prediction: Norwich 2-2 Newcastle United
Sam Quek – Footie5
Norwich showed enough in the second half when I watched them vs Liverpool for me to believe they will beat Newcastle at home.
Prediction: Norwich 2-1 Newcastle United
Lee Ryder – Chronicle Live
Newcastle face a tough test against newly-promoted Norwich City at Carrow Road this weekend.
But this should be classed as a less daunting fixture for Steve Bruce after opening up against Champions League-chasers Arsenal last weekend.
The Canaries were well beaten at Anfield last Friday so will be hurting.
Goalkeeper Tim Krul will feel he has a point to prove to Newcastle after they let him go during the Rafa Benitez era.
But the fans know he is a capable shot-stopper on his day.
Nevertheless, as Krul tries to organise a defence around struggling centre-back Grant Hanley, United will feel there are gaps to expose.
United will feel they have a big chance of getting three points here.
Prediction: Newcastle United WIN
Stuart Jamieson – Chronicle Live
It feels a little like deja-vu with Newcastle’s trip to take on Norwich reminiscent of their game at Cardiff this time last year.
Back then, United wasted the chance to get their season up and running with a lacklustre performance in a goalless draw. Norwich will offer more of a threat than Cardiff did last season and while Liverpool opened them up easily in the opening-day 4-1 win, the Canaries showed they were a side which likes to get forward.
Newcastle looked solid against Arsenal, but will need to get more bodies forward to support Joelinton up front, and better service into the box. However, with the same levels of workrate they demonstrated last Sunday, they can get the better of Norwich.
Prediction: Norwich City 1-2 Newcastle United
Andrew Musgrove – Chronicle Live
United weren’t overly poor against Arsenal but it just felt that they never really got going.
It’ll take time for Bruce to fully find out what his best side is, and for all the players to gel but that will be aided by winning games.
Norwich were cut open by Liverpool far too easily, and Bruce will look at that and hopefully be plotting the same sort of success.
But it’s the first home game of the campaign for Norwich – back in the Premier League, with investment on and off the pitch – there’s a lovely buzz around the club.
The fans will be buzzing for this game, and as cliche as it sounds – really will be the 12th man.
Of course United will be backed by a sold-out away end which is a huge boost, as is the apparent fitness boost of Jonjo Shelvey who was spotted training this week.
Norwich’s defensive frailties hopefully be capitalised on by United.
Prediction: Norwich 1-3 Newcastle United