Crystal Palace host visiting team Newcastle United at Selhurst Park in this Premier League clash on Friday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Crystal Palace v Newcastle United match are shown here (plus the best game odds).
Crystal Palace will be hoping for a better result after the 1-0 Premier League defeat in their last game at the hands of Burnley.
In that match, Crystal Palace had 54% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Burnley got 9 shots at goal with 3 on target. Chris Wood (8') scored for Burnley.
It has been all too rare in recent times where Crystal Palace have shown defensive steel. The facts show that The Eagles have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 10 goals in the process. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this next game, of course.
Heading into this contest, Crystal Palace have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
After being beaten in their last game against Chelsea in Premier League action, Newcastle United and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Newcastle United managed 28% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 1 on target. The scorer for Newcastle United was Federico Fernández (10' Own goal). At the other end, Chelsea had 14 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Tammy Abraham (65') was the scorer for Chelsea.
Looking at their form, and Newcastle United have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, conceding 11 goals overall. In defence, The Magpies have seen their frailties exposed.
Taking a look at their past results, Newcastle United:
- have not registered a win against Crystal Palace when having played them away from home in the previous 5 league games. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings dating back to 21/10/2017, both clubs have shared the honours with Crystal Palace winning 2 of those games, Newcastle United 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
A combined sum of 6 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 3 from The Eagles and 3 coming from The Magpies. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.
The last league contest between these clubs was Premier League match day 27 on 22/02/2020 and the score finished Crystal Palace 1-0 Newcastle United.
That day, Crystal Palace managed 44% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Patrick van Aanholt (44').
On the other side, Newcastle United had 8 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
The referee was Peter Bankes.
Team News: Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all before this match owing to a fully injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Newcastle United
Newcastle manager Steve Bruce has a number of players out of action. Matt Ritchie (Shoulder Injury) and Martin Dubravka (Heel Bone Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
Our assessment is that Newcastle United have the capability to score a goal against this Crystal Palace outfit, however it possibly won’t quite be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re tipping a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 advantage for Crystal Palace when the full-time whistle blows. Should be an interesting one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Selhurst Park (25,486)
Captain: Luka Milivojević
Chairman: Steve Parish
Manager: Roy Hodgson
Competitions: Premier League position 8
🔑 Star Man: Wilfried Zaha
Generally played in the Left Wing position, Wilfried Zaha was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. After having made a senior debut playing for Crystal Palace in the 2009 - 2010 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 5 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 season to date in 8 appearances.