Eddie Howe’s side will be looking to better their 11th finish last season, and a win against Steve Cooper’s Forest would be the perfect way to start.
Here’s everything you need to know about Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest
Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest: How to watch, TV channels and live stream
The match will not be broadcast live in England due to a Saturday afternoon TV blackout.
But fans can catch the highlights on Match of the Day which will air at 22:20 BST on BBC One and can be broadcast on BBC iPlayer.
Viewers from around the world will be able to watch the action on Arena Sport, ViaPlay and SuperSport depending on their location.
Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest team news:
Newcastle will be without star midfielder Jonjo Shelvey who picked up a hamstring injury during the Magpies’ friendly with Benfica.
Federico Fernandez and Jamaal Lewis are also sidelined with calf injuries.
Ryan Yates of Forest will miss the game due to a knee injury he picked up in pre-season.
New signing Omar Richards is also still sidelined after suffering a fracture just weeks after joining from Bayern Munich.
Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey returns to the squad after missing his side’s last friendly against Burnley.
Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest kick off times:
Match kicks off at 15:00 BST and will take place at the Newcastle St. James’ Park, which has a capacity of 52,305 people.