Revelation means the odds are stacked against Newcastle United for their Everton match

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Let’s hope they can break the curse.

Superstitious fans believe Newcastle United’s chances against Everton have taken a massive knock.

In the Premier League’s preview for matchweek 33 it was revealed the Magpies will be wearing their third kit on Thursday night.

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The so-called ‘Saudi kit’ has proved to be unlucky for the team. Newcastle have worn the white and green strip five times this season, drawing or losing every time.

This fact has prompted a lot of panic amongst fans on Twitter. With one fan reacting: ‘Saudi kit it’s so over,’ and another said: ‘Oh my god yeah we’re losing. Evening game away at Goodison already stunk of a 1-0 loss but to top it off we’re playing in the Saudi kit #NUFC’

Importantly, however, those stats only include one loss which wasn’t a league match- when the Toon lost 2-1 to Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup.

As one fan on Twitter points out, while Newcastle have never won in it in the Premier League, they’ve also never lost whilst wearing it. The team has lost three times whilst wearing black and white.

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But with Newcastle fresh off a 6-1 victory against Spurs many fans remain hopeful the momentum of their winning streak is enough to break the curse.

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