St. James Park is the venue for a battle which will see the winner in the top half of the table and the loser in the bottom half (Watch live at 905am ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra).
Stoke City has a two-point edge on hosts Newcastle United heading into Sunday’s match.
Geoff Cameron, Charlie Adam and Peter Crouch all start on the bench for Stoke, as Mark Hughes looks to outpace Newcastle.
John Carver’s Magpies will keep Papiss Cisse on the bench, choosing Ayoze Perez as the lone striker with Sammy Ameobi, Moussa Sissoko and Remy Cabella sitting underneath the Spaniard.
Newcastle United: Krul; Janmaat, Coloccini (c), Williamson, Haïdara; Sissoko, Anita, Colback; Cabella, Perez, Ameobi
Subs: Woodman, Dummett, Abeid, Obertan, Gouffran, Rivière, Cissé
Stoke City: Begovic; Bardsley, Muniesa, Wollscheid, Wilson; Whelan (c), Nzonzi; Walters, Ireland, Moses; Diouf
Subs: Butland; Cameron, Wilkinson, Palacios, Adam, Sidwell, Crouch