Newcastle vs Crystal Palace betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Miguel Almiron

Newcastle vs Crystal Palace prediction: Newcastle 2-2 Crystal Palace

It’s unlikely that either one of these sides will find themselves in a late relegation scrap, but a win would all but secure Premier League status for another season.

Palace have been let down by their home form this season, but their performances on the road have been surprisingly good. The Eagles have the seventh best away record this season, ahead of Watford, Wolves, Arsenal and Everton.

Both sides were relatively poor in their midweek matches, which they both lost to North London opposition.

Newcastle vs Crystal Palace: Who will win?

Newcastle are 7/5 favourites to win on Saturday. Crystal Palace are 2/1 to pick up the three points while a draw is priced at 11/5.

Newcastle have conceded at least two goals in each of their last four matches. while Palace have conceded two in three of their last four. Back over 2.5 goals at 6/5.

Salomon Rondon has scored in four of his last seven matches for club and country. Rondon is 6/1 to open the scoring and 11/5 to score anytime in the match.

Newcastle vs Crystal Palace Premier League match preview

Newcastle have won seven and drawn one of their 16 matches at St. James’ Park this season, losing the other half.

The two sides are separated by just one point in the league table.

Palace are 13th on 36 points following their 2-0 defeat at Spurs’ new stadium on Wednesday. Newcastle are 14th following their 2-0 defeat at the Emirates on Tuesday.

Newcastle are seven points above the relegation zone, but two of the teams below them have played one game fewer.

Rafa Benitez’s side have won five consecutive Premier League matches at home, while Palace have lost their last two on the road.

Palace and Newcastle have met 15 times in Premier League history, with Newcastle coming out on top on eight occasions. Palace have beaten the Magpies twice in the competition, most recently in 2015.

The reverse fixture finished 0-0 at Selhurst Park in September, although Palace were unlucky not to win the match.

Crystal Palace

DONCASTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 17: Max Meyer of Crystal Palace (7) celebrates as he scores his team’s second goal with team mates during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Doncaster Rovers and Crystal Palace at Keepmoat Stadium on February 17, 2019 in Doncaster, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Newcastle team news vs Crystal Palace

Fabian Schar has served his two-match suspension, but remains a slight doubt following a head injury.

If fit, Schar is likely to replace Paul Dummett in Benitez’s five-man defence.

DeAndre Yedlin and Matt Ritchie are expected to continue in their respective wing-back roles.

Sean Longstaff remains sidelined with a long-term knee injury.

Isaac Hayden was forced off with a hip injury against his former side and will be assessed ahead of kick-off.

Crystal Palace team news vs Newcastle

Scott Dann and Andros Townsend are both in contention to start after sitting out of the starting eleven against Spurs.

Max Meyer will battle it out with Cheikhou Kouyate for a spot in Palace’s midfield three.

Michy Batshuayi is expected to lead the line once again.

Mamadou Sakho remains sidelined with a serious knee injury. Martin Kelly provides Hodgson with another defensive option.

Patrick van Aanholt and Townsend are in contention of facing their former club.

Newcastle predicted line-up vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Newcastle XI vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Newcastle XI vs Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace predicted line-up vs Newcastle

Predicted Crystal Palace XI vs Newcastle

Predicted Crystal Palace XI vs Newcastle

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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