Newcastle can move further away from the Premier League relegation zone by recording a fourth straight win in today’s game at West Ham.
The Londoners will enter the top four if they triumph.
Newcastle will start the game four points over the drop zone and manager Eddie Howe was delighted with his side’s recent form.
Arsenal, who are in contention for the Champions League places, will host Brentford later this afternoon.
Liverpool are looking to keep some pressure on leaders Manchester City in their game with Norwich at Anfield.
City host Tottenham in the late kick-off.
Chelsea, who have just won the Club World Cup, travel to Crystal Palace.
Elsewhere, Southampton take on Everton, Aston Villa meet wrestlers Watford and Brighton take on Burnley.
Tonight’s SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match between Sligo Rovers and Bohemians has been postponed.
The decision was made following an inspection of the grounds at Showgrounds this morning.
Damien Duff’s managerial career got off to a nightmarish start last night.
His Shelbourne side were beaten 3-0 at home by St Patrick’s Athletic.
Shamrock Rovers began their title defense with a comfortable 3-0 win at home to UCD.
While Dundalk took the home lead against Derry City twice, they ultimately had to settle for a 2-2 draw.
Dylan McGlade’s hat-trick helped Cork City to a whopping 6-0 victory over Bray on the opening night of the Premier League.
Waterford started with a 5-2 win at Athlone.
While Treaty United were 5-1 winners at Wexford.
The Republic of Ireland have a rare chance of reaching a tournament final today.
Vera Pauw’s team faces Russia in the semi-finals of the Pinatar Cup in La Manga. Kick-off is at 7:30 a.m.
Simon Zebo scored a hat-trick on tries as Munster moved within a point of United Rugby Championship leaders Ulster.
They won 34-20 bonus points against Edinburgh at Thomond Park.
Leinster can climb to the top of the table tonight, with a win over the Ospreys.
And Kieran Marmion earns a 200th cap for Connacht in tonight’s game against the Scarlets.
There’s a repeat of last season’s All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park tonight, as Dublin take on Mayo in the Allianz Football League Division One.
Elsewhere, early pacemakers Armagh take on Monaghan at the Athletic Grounds from 5.30pm.
Antrim can match Division 3 leaders Limerick with a win over Wicklow this afternoon.
And Fermanagh are still looking for their first points of the year as they welcome Laois to Brewster Park.
Both Carlow and Waterford will be hoping for their first Division 4 victories when they meet at Netwatch Cullen Park.
NUI Galway will hope to complete a third tier double later.
Their pitchers will face UL in this year’s Fitzgibbon Cup final.
Three games that were to be played this afternoon have been postponed.
The AIB All-Ireland Club Camogie semi-final between Sarsfields of Galway and Slaughtneil of Derry is cancelled.
While Women’s Football League matches between Sligo and Down and Clare and Kerry have also been postponed.
Ireland set Bahrain a goal of 159 in their T-20 World Cup qualifier.
Gareth Delany scored the most with 51 points, Andrew Balbirnie adding 33 and Paul Stirling 33.