Rafael Benitez‘s side have conceded just two goals in their last five home matches, while the Terriers have scored two in their last five away matches – so the stats suggest that Newcastle ought to be favourites.
A win would move the Toon Army onto 35 points, just five short of the mythically-safe marker of 40, with six games still to play.
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