FA Cup

Newcastle vs Cambridge: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Craig Vickers
Newcastle celebrate
Newcastle celebrate / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Newcastle's quest for FA Cup glory begins with a third round clash against Cambridge as Eddie Howe looks to end 67 years of hurt for the Magpies.

The Toon's woes in domestic cup competitions have been well-documented over the years and the Newcastle faithful will hope the departure of Mike Ashley marks a shift in ambition.

They face a Cambridge side currently languishing in 16th in League One, although they did hold Portsmouth to a goalless draw at the weekend.

Here's everything you need to know about the game.

How to watch Newcastle vs Cambridge on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Saturday 8 January, 15:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? St. James' Park
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Soccer Saturday, BBC Final Score (UK), fuboTV (US)
Highlights? BBC FA Cup Highlights (Saturday - 22:30)
Referee? Michael Salisbury
VAR? Peter Bankes

Newcastle team news

Callum Wilson
Wilson was forced off against Man Utd last month / Ian MacNicol/GettyImages

Newcastle sought a postponement for their clash against Southampton last weekend citing a spate of injuries and illness.

The Magpies' 1-1 draw with Man Utd last month came at a cost, with Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin and Ryan Fraser all ruled out for this weekend.

Newcastle are confident Saint-Maximin will return for their league clash with Watford next weekend, although Wilson's injury appears long-term.

Read Newcastle's predicted lineup for the game here.

Cambridge team news

Wes Hoolahan, Mitch Pinnock
Hoolahan in action / Pete Norton/GettyImages

Wes Hoolahan's return for Cambridge last weekend was a welcome boost for manager Mark Bonner.

Lloyd Jones is expected to miss out, however, although defender Greg Taylor could be passed fit to play.

Newcastle vs Cambridge score prediction

Eddie Howe
Howe celebrates / Stu Forster/GettyImages

Howe will be without his star attackers for this one, and he will hope several of his fringe players can prove their worth.

The Magpies are likely to make a few changes with one eye on survival in the Premier League, although they should still comfortably possess enough to get the job done in a professional manner.

Prediction: Newcastle 4-0 Cambridge