Newcastle are just one of two sides after Liverpool to remain unbeaten at home in the Premier League in 2022, with Eddie Howe’s side winning each of their last five games at St. James’ Park. The Geordies are now 12 points clear of the bottom three with six games remaining and are surely safe from relegation.
The Toon army have have scored in 10 of their last 11 home games in the league, only failing to find the net in 1-0 defeat to Man City back in December. BTTS has landed in five of their last seven home games, while opponents Crystal Palace have scored seven goals in their last three away games.
Patrick Vieira has done a fantastic job in his first season at Selhurst Park leading Palace to an FA Cup semi-final and sitting comfortably in 13th in the table.
Palace’s 2-1 defeat to Leicester last time out in the league was their first away defeat in six games after three away defeats on the spin. They will be hoping to put the Wembley defeat to Chelsea behind them and finish the season as strongly as possible.
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Newcastle vs Crystal Palace: Match Stats
Bruno Guimaraes has been a huge hit with Newcastle fans since joining the club in January. The Brazilian scored twice in Sundays win over Leicester, including a 95th minute winner- his first goals at St.James’ Park.
The midfielder has already scored as many goals in 11 games for Newcastle as he did in 71 games in his two years at Lyon, while only Cristian Romero (28) has made more tackles since he made his first Premier League start for the Toon army (21).
Conor Gallagher will return to the Crystal Palace side against Newcastle after missing Sundays FA Cup semi-final against his parent club Chelsea. The 22-year-old has impressed on loan at Selhurst Park this term, scoring eight goals and providing three assists in his 27 Premier League appearances in centre midfield.
Only Wilfried Zaha (12) has been directly involved in more goals for Patrick Vieira’s side, while the midfielder has also created the joint most chances (35) and is the only Palace player to make 50+ tackles and win 150+ duels.