Is Newcastle United v Athletic Bilbao on TV? Stream details, kick-off time and first team news
Eddie Howe’s side return to England after pre-season training camps in Austria and Portugal.
Newcastle have had games against Gateshead, 1860 Munich, Mainz, Burnley and Benfica and now face the second of two games at home against tough European opposition.
La Liga side Athletic Bilbao host Saturday’s game and the Lions promise to be another tough test for Howe’s side.
Here we tell you everything you need to know about Newcastle United’s clash against Athletic Bilbao:
When is Newcastle United vs Athletic Bilbao?
Newcastle United take on Athletic Bilbao at St James’s Park on Saturday July 30. Kick off is at 3:00 p.m.
Is Newcastle United v Athletic Bilbao on TV?
Newcastle United fans can watch the clash with Athletic Club live on NUFC TV, however, due to UEFA broadcasting restrictions, only fans outside the UK can watch live.
If not, how can I follow the game?
The Shields Gazette will bring you comprehensive coverage of the clash at St James’s Park.
Our writers Miles Starforth and Joe Buck will be at the game bringing you all the latest on the proceedings as well as pre-game and post-game reaction to the game.
Have Newcastle ever faced Athletic Bilbao before?
The two faced each other in the 1994/95 UEFA Cup, but it was their opponents who triumphed on that occasion.
Newcastle prevailed 3-2 in the first leg of the home clash with goals from Peter Beardsley, Andy Cole and Ruel Fox giving the Magpies a 3-0 lead.
However, two goals from the visitors put Bilbao in the draw and a 1-0 win for the Spanish side at San Memes secured victory for Athletic Club.
What’s the latest from the team?
Eddie Howe is likely to choose a completely different starting line-up against Atalanta on Friday night.
Joelinton is back from suspension and will play against Bilbao. Jonjo Shelvey, however, will miss the clash after picking up an injury against Benfica.
Matthew Bondswell, who played less than a minute against Atalanta, could be asked to play left-back.