Each was well-beaten last time out by two of the Premier League’s ostensible title contenders, with Newcastle conceding four to a Cristiano Ronaldo inspired Manchester United.
Leeds, meanwhile, were lucky not to concede more than three against Liverpool and saw Pascal Struijk dismissed after a challenge on Harvey Elliott.
Both sides find themselves with major selection decisions and could each deploy a back five at St James’ Park on Friday evening.
Here is all you need to know about the Premier League fixture.
When is the match?
The game kicks off at 8pm on Friday 17 September at St James’ Park.
Where can I watch?
The match is available to watch on Sky Sports with subscribers being able to stream the match via the Sky Go app. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription. We may earn commission from some of the links in this article, but we never allow this to influence our content.
Newcastle: Darlow; Manquillo, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie; Hayden, Longstaff, Willock; Saint-Maximin, Joelinton, Almiron
Leeds: Meslier; Ayling, Cooper, Dallas, Firpo; Phillips, Klich; James, Rodrigo, Raphinha; Bamford
Newcastle - 2/1
Draw - 5/2
Leeds - 5/4
Leeds’ lack of defensive resources and general intensity with and without the ball suggests this could be an open affair, but with both sides keen for early season points, a cagier clash could play out. Newcastle 1-1 Leeds