Preview: Newcastle United vs Everton FC – Will a trip to Merseyside ease off the pressure?

With six defeats on the bounce, Steve Bruce will be hoping to rotate Newcastle United’s fortunes around in their Premier League clash against Everton FC.

Slapped with criticism, Bruce will be looking to pull back the reigns on his Newcastle squad as they head into a envitable relegation battle. 

Newcastle currently sit 16th with 19 points which places six points between themselves, Fulham (18th) and a the drop into the Championship after only two wins in their last 15 games. 

After Newcastle’s 2-1 defeat at home against Leeds United, on Tuesday, the pressure is mounting on Bruce and his men to pull themselves out of the dirt. 

However, Newcastle’s away record at Goodison Park does no favours to ease the pressure. 

In 44 away clashes against the Merseyside team, United have only gone home victorious five times – with only 13 draws.  

The last time Newcastle won at Goodison Park was in September 2010, in a 1-0 victory, scored by Hatem Ben Arfa. 

Since then, Newcastle have only scored eight goals compared to Everton’s 18.

On the other hand, the Black and Whites have managed to walk away with a point in their last two away games against the Toffees.

The mounting pressure on the squad and Bruce’s fate will be hard to move as the season draws closer to its conclusion. 

But this Merseyside clash will unlikely move Newcastle out of danger from relegation.

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