The Magpies saw off Huddersfield 2-0 thanks to goals from Salomon Rondon, and Ayoze Perez – to make it only one defeat in five.
But Burnley arrives having beaten Spurs 2-1 and have collected nine points from the last 15 available.
The Clarets lie in 14th on 30 points, with United just behind them on 28 points. Here are the predictions of the pundits and our writers.
Burnley can continue their recent good run in the Premier League when they travel to Newcastle on Tuesday.
The Clarets beat Tottenham 2-1 on Saturday to go unbeaten in their last eight Premier League games, which is their longest unbeaten top-division run for 44 years.
Sean Dyche says their form has improved the mood in the camp, saying: “We continue to look at the next game as the most important.
The players deserve a lot of credit for this run but they know that the next game is the most important, we’ve spoken about that many times.
Newcastle has also hit a good spell at the right time, beating Huddersfield 2-0 on Saturday, and Rafa Benitez knows that Burnley will present a different prospect.
Team News of Newcastle United vs Burnley
Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey could feature for the first time since suffering the recurrence of a thigh complaint in early January.
Ki Sung-yueng, Paul Dummett and Joselu were all named as substitutes at the weekend after recovering from injuries.
Ciaran Clark and Rob Elliot are Newcastle’s only two absentees.
Burnley have no fresh injury concerns. Robbie Brady and Johann Berg Gudmundsson returned from muscle problems as substitutes against Spurs.
Burnley have no new injury or suspension concerns ahead of his side’s trip to Newcastle.
Dyche revealed Jeff Hendrick had been laid low by a bug prior to the win over Tottenham at the weekend,
but the Republic of Ireland winger still played 80 minutes and is now expected to have fully recovered. Steven Defour (calf) and Aaron Lennon (knee) will definitely miss out.
Benitez also has no fresh injury problems. Rob Elliot (back) and Ciaran Clark (knee) are the only players missing as manager Newcastle look for a second win in four days.
Score Prediction: Newcastle 2-1 Burnley
This is the 100th league meeting between the sides.
Newcastle are attempting to do the league double over Burnley for the first time since the 1954-55 season.
Burnley have not won at Newcastle in five attempts since April 1976.
TV channel and live stream, and online coverage
With the match being shown live on Sky Sports, there will be no live broadcast on iFollow Forest.
There will also be coverage via the club’s official social media channels and in the Match Centre.
Newcastle United likely XI
Defenders:Yedlin, Schar, Lascelles, Lejuene, Ritchie
Forwards:Perez, Rondon, Almiron
Burnley likely XI
Defenders:Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor
Midfielders:Gudmundsson, Westwood, Cork, Brady