Crystal Palace vs Newcastle predictions: Match preview & line-ups

101 Great Goals prediction: Crystal Palace 2-0 Newcastle

Crystal Palace to beat Newcastle 2-0 is 8/1 with Paddy Power

The Eagles picked up a point at West Ham last midweek as Christian Benteke scored only his second Premier League goal of the season.

Yet Crystal Palace are still just three points above the bottom three.

Newcastle were held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley on Wednesday night.

Rafa Benitez’s side are also in the relegation mire, just one point above the drop zone.

Crystal Palace vs Newcastle: Favourites, 2.5 Goals, BTTS & Special Odds

The bookies are obviously trying to steer punters away from a home win. Crystal Palace are evens to beat the Magpies.

Newcastle can be backed at 11/4 to come away from Selhurst Park with three points.

The draw also offers value at 23/10.

Will there be goals in the game?

The bookies think it’ll be a tight affair offering 4/6 on under 2.5 goals. The over is 6/5.

Christian Benteke is 21/10 to score anytime for Crystal Palace vs Newcastle

Another interesting market is BTTS – both teams to score.

Back BTTS at 10/11, or bet against it at 4/5.

Paddy Power also offer some interesting special offers.

A great looking bet is to back Crystal Palace to come from behind to win at 10/1.

Another fun bet is 16/5 that they’ll be a penalty in the match.

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Rafa Benitez celebrates Newcastle win over Stoke

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND – JANUARY 01: Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United shows appreciation to the fans after the Premier League match between Stoke City and Newcastle United at Bet365 Stadium on January 1, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace vs Newcastle: Premier League match preview

When the sides met earlier in the season at St James’ Park, a late goal from Mikel Merino earned Newcastle victory over Palace.

But since then the Eagles have shot up the table.

Roy Hodgson has proven himself to be something of a miracle worker in south London. After the Eagles started the season with seven defeats without scoring, Palace have found the winning and scoring touch.

Moreover, Hodgson has got Palace on the right track at the same time that the Eagles have been hit on a weekly basis by injury problems.

One of the form teams in the division, Palace have lost just two matches in their last 14 Premier League games – and both those defeats were against Arsenal.

And Newcastle: are they going down?

Many have commented that Rafa Benitez is managing a ‘Championship side’ in the Premier League. And few believe Newcastle did enough business in the January window to boost confidence of beating the drop.

The Magpies have only won twice in their last 16 Premier League matches. That run has included 10 defeats.

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Crystal Palace team news vs Newcastle

Three new players joined Palace in the January window.

Centre-half Jaroslaw Jach, midfielder Erdal Rakip and striker Alexander Sorloth have all joined the south Londoners.

But will any of them play in the Newcastle game? Interestingly, neither Jach nor Rakip were in the squad for the midweek draw at West Ham.

Sorloth, signed on transfer deadline day, seems the likeliest of the trio to be involved on Sunday. Particularly after Bakary Sako joined the injury list in midweek.

Five other Palace players are out of the Toon game.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek has returned to Chelsea in an effort to recover from an ankle injury. Jeffrey Schlupp, Connor Wickham, Scott Dann and Jason Puncheon are all long term absentees.

In brighter news Mamadou Sakho could return to the starting XI this weekend, as could Joel Ward.

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Bakary Sako celebrates vs Watford

Bakary Sako during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Watford at Selhurst Park on December 12, 2017 in London, England.

Newcastle team news vs Crystal Palace

Newcastle signed Islam Slimani on loan from Leicester on deadline day. But the Algerian striker is injured for the next few weeks.

The Magpies also signed keeper Martin Dubravka on January 31 on loan. He’s in line for a debut.

Florian Lejeune (foot) is a doubt for Sunday, while Jesus Gamez (ankle) is out.

Aleksandar Mitrovic, Henri Saivet and Rolando Aarons were some of the players who left Newcastle on loan in January.

Crystal Palace predicted line-up vs Newcastle

Crystal Palace predicted line-up vs Newcastle

Crystal Palace predicted line-up vs Newcastle

Newcastle predicted line-up vs Crystal Palace

Newcastle predicted line-up vs Crystal Palace

Newcastle predicted line-up vs Crystal Palace

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