BARREN: Tony Pulis' side have lost six of their last eight league games.
LEAKY: Meanwhile, the Magpies have kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 Premier League games.
RE-OCCURRENCE: Newcastle have conceded exactly two goals in their last four Premier League home games.
MISSILE: There have been six Premier League goals scored from throw-in situations this season, with the Potters scoring half of them (3).
COMEBACK: Despite shipping in eight goals in four home games, Newcastle have come from behind to win their last two top-flight encounters.
DIRECT: United have played a higher proportion of long passes than any other top-flight team this season (16.5%).
YELLOW: Stoke have picked up 48 yellow cards for fouls this season, more than any other team.
EXCITEMENT: There have been at least three goals scored in six of the seven Premier League games between the Potters and Newcastle United.
PROFITABLE: Stoke have picked up four points from their three Premier League meetings at St. James' Park (W1, D1, L1).