Newcastle United v Mainz live stream: Magpies prepare for final friendly in Austria amid protests from German club fans
Newcastle’s time in Austria is coming to an end, but first they will face Bundesliga side Mainz, in their third pre-season friendly.
The Magpies have won both of their pre-season games so far but this should prove to be a step up for Eddie Howe’s men.
Newcastle beat Gateshead 5-1 before a strong second-half performance with goals from Joe Willock, Sean Longstaff and Bruno Guimaraes sealing a victory against 1860 Munich.
But that game was marred by complaints from some of the Mainz fans, who wanted the game canceled due to the Magpies’ links to Saudi Arabia.
The German club refused to postpone the match, however, it was suggested there could be protests during the game.
After two easier fixtures, it will be a good chance for Howe to assess exactly where his side are at ahead of the 2022/23 season.
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Newcastle v Mainz: Start date and time
This pre-season friendly match will take place on Monday July 18.
Kick-off at the Kufstein Arena will take place at 3 p.m. England time.
Newcastle then travel to Portugal after their last clash in Austria to take on Benfica with the Eusebio Cup up for grabs.
Newcastle v Mainz: TV Channel and Live Stream
Newcastle fans can watch this game for free.
The Tyneside club have confirmed that the friendly match will be broadcast live via their official YouTube channel and via NUFC TV.
talkSPORT will have regular updates throughout the day while talkSPORT.com will be on hand for any post-match reactions.
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Newcastle v Mainz: Team News
Jamal Lewis, Matt Ritchie, Javier Manquillo and Federico Fernandez all missed victory against 1860 Munich.
Lewis and Ritchie both received knocks so rested as a precaution, while Manquillo is currently in Spain with an injury.
And Fernandez was absent from training on Sunday morning.
Howe could also decide to start Guimaraes, Sven Botman and Kieran Trippier after all three started the 1860 Munich game on the bench.
Young starlet Elliott Anderson could also be given another chance to shine and secure a first-team spot ahead of the new campaign.
Newcastle v Mainz: what has been said?
Howe on the transfer market: “There is nothing to report and we are still working very hard behind the scenes to try to improve the team.
“We are keen to strengthen some areas of the team. It remains to be seen if we can get a deal done. It’s a tough window, a tough market, high prices and very limited availability. I’m sure we can, hopefully land a player who can make a difference for us.
“You have to be adaptable because if you don’t find the right player, I might have to look for other positions. We are looking for quality players who will make the group better, whatever their position. »
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