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Newcastle are hopeful Kenedy and Paul Dummett will be fit to play but Isaac Hayden, Florian Lejeune and Karl Darlow are certain absentees.
Fabian Schar is banned after accruing five bookings but Matt Ritchie is available after suspension.
Wolves are boosted by the return of Ruben Neves following a one-game ban.
Leander Dendoncker made his league debut in their midweek win over Chelsea and could be set for an increased role, but Jonny Otto is still out.
Wolves v Liverpool: FA Cup third-round tie to be shown live on BBC Sport
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@ConorMcNamaraIE: Wolves are rightly admired for their attacking verve, yet they have only scored three league goals more than Newcastle.
Although there is a huge gulf in the praise doled out to these teams, there are only two places between them in the table.
Newcastle's set-piece defending again failed them in midweek as Everton's equaliser came from a corner. They have now conceded a league-high 10 set-piece goals and need to rectify that and quick.
Wolves enjoyed one of their best results of the campaign against Chelsea on Wednesday, and Diogo Jota's first Premier League goal could be the start of a return to form for last season's top scorer.
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Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez: "Wolves are a very good team - they have had the same manager for a while and have been playing the same way."
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Newcastle have never lost in six previous Premier League matches against Wolves, winning two and drawing four.
Both sides have scored in all six of those Premier League encounters - it is the competition's most-played fixture yet to produce a clean sheet.
Wolves are winless in 15 top-flight matches away to Newcastle, losing 10 of them, since a 4-3 victory in February 1959.
However, Wolves won 2-0 on their last league visit to St. James' Park, in the Championship in September 2016.
Newcastle have lost six of their opening eight home league games, which is a joint-club record for this stage of the season.
Nine of the Magpies' 12 league goals have been scored in the first half.
Their only victory in the past 12 Premier League matches in the month of December came at West Ham last year.
Newcastle are one of three teams, along with Brighton and Burnley, not to have scored a league goal from outside the penalty area this season.
Rafael Benitez has not lost any of his 22 home Premier League matches against a promoted club, winning 16 of them.
Newcastle and Wolves are the only teams not to have had an English goalscorer this season.
Wolves earned their first league win in seven attempts at the expense of Chelsea in midweek.
Nuno Espirito Santo's side have scored three first-half goals, the fewest in the division.
Wolves are yet to score more than once in an away league fixture this season.
Raul Jimenez has been directly involved in eight of his team's 15 league goals, scoring four and providing four assists.
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