Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
Crystal Palace will look to break into the top half on Friday night as they welcome Newcastle United to Selhurst Park on Friday at 8:00PM.
Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United: Predictions
Crystal Palace’s relegation odds continue to shorten, which is somewhat surprising given that they sit in 11th place in the table having picked up wins against the newly-promoted duo of Fulham and Leeds United of late.
Inconsistency has plagued Roy Hodgson’s side in the last few seasons though and they have struggled somewhat on the road of late, losing their last three away from Selhurst Park and becoming the first team to lose to Burnley in the Premier League this season on Monday night.
They return to more familiar surroundings on Friday night for the visit of a Newcastle United side that appear to match the Eagles for inconsistency and unpredictability but have lost their last two matches by two clear goals.
A defeat to Chelsea is to be expected, but the game that preceded last weekend’s fixture resulted in a 2-0 loss at Southampton and was the Magpies’ first away defeat of the season following two handy draws with Tottenham and Wolves and a victory over West Ham United.
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Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United: Match Stats
Early goals have been a key feature of Crystal Palace’s games of late, In fact, no fewer than 12 goals have been scored before the 32 minute mark in the Eagles’ nine league games so far this term, with only the 4-0 away defeat to Chelsea managing to go beyond that minute without a goal.
That makes the 5/6 available on a goal before 32 minutes here look very tempting, particularly when you consider that Newcastle have conceding within the first 11 minutes of their last two Premier League matches.
Andros Townsend does not have a reputation as one of the league’s best tacklers, but he has averaged 3.1 tackles per game so far this term. Playing on the right side of the midfield, he will have to track Newcastle’s Allan Saint-Maximin in this game – the 44 take-ons attempted by the Frenchman is the second-highest total in the Premier League.
04 Feb 2018 – Crystal Palace 1-1 Newcastle United – Premier League
22 Sep 2018 – Crystal Palace 0-0 Newcastle United – Premier League
06 Apr 2019 – Newcastle United 0-1 Crystal Palace – Premier League
21 Dec 2019 – Newcastle United 1-0 Crystal Palace – Premier League
22 Feb 2020 – Crystal Palace 1-0 Newcastle United – Premier League
Over history, Newcastle have had the better of this fixture, although it’s Palace who have the stronger record of the last few seasons, losing just one of their last five matches against the Magpies.
Games between these sides have been low-scoring in recent seasons, although this Premier League campaign has generally seen far more goals being scored and these two teams are no exception to that rule.