Newcastle vs Benfica Preview
NUFC take on the mighty Benfica at the Stadium of Light tonight, yes that is Benfica’s ground not Sunderland’s! Pardew has indicated in the press that he will attack from the outset, in an attempt to get some early away goals. If this does happen this will be a dramatic change from the previous four matches where Pardew’s side have defended heroically keeping four clean sheets. Tonight the Toon will have to deal with Oscar Cardozo and that will be a tougher test than keeping tabs on an ageing Eto that’s for sure!
Predicted team for tonight: Krul, Simpson, Yanga Mbiwa, S. Taylor, Santon, Jonas, Cabaye, Anita, Marveaux, Sissoko, Cisse