The Falcons’ only win in their last seven encounters with Gloucester in all competitions was 10-7 in this equivalent fixture last season.
This game was originally scheduled for 10 January but snow prevented it being played.
Newcastle Falcons have not won since their 20-3 home victory over Petrarca Padova in the Amlin Challenge Cup on 22 January, whilst their only victory in their last nine games in the Guinness Premiership was 12-6 at London Wasps on 3 January.
Gloucester Rugby’s last five matches in the Guinness Premiership have all been won by the home side on the day, and Gloucester have won just once on the road in the competition since December 2008: 26-10 at Leeds Carnegie on 4 October 2009.
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth (20th Premiership game)