Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 22nd September 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Selhurst Park (London).
The Eagles were just lucky to scoop the 3 points in their last EPL fixture away against Huddersfield. This saw the bounce back after 3 consecutive losses.
They will be coming into this game with the conviction that they can bag another 3 points. It is important for them to utilize the home ground advantage. Currently, they seem more focused to go back to their winning ways.
Hodgson’s squad will be without Scott Dann and Connor Wickham who are out with injury. Also, Pape Souare and Christian Benteke remain doubtful. However, there will be no major changes on the squad that played against Huddersfield. Zaha will be present to spearhead striking for the Eagles.
This must have been a bad season for Newcastle United after losing the last 3 consecutive matches. They are trailing in the relegation zone with one point obtained from a 0-0 draw against Cardiff. This implies that they have been beaten in the other 4 of the played games.
Newcastle United will be striving to redeem themselves in this away matchup by coming out of it with something, even a draw would do for them. However, this does not seem the most appropriate time to prove their dominance since they are facing a more focused and stronger team.
Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United: Head-to-Head
- The last encounter played earlier this year ended in a 1-1 draw.
- Newcastle have won twice in the last 5 h2h meetings whole Palace have won only once.
- Two draws have been recorded in the last 5 h2h meetings.
- Most of the meetings have ended with under 2.5 goals.
Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United: Prediction
The home team is the most suitable to scoop a win in this matchup. They have both a home ground advantage and a better team form as compared to the away team. With all factors in consideration, a home win seems the most viable bet to place.
Currently, New castle are vulnerable and the only way they have fought in the 5 played games is employing a more defensive approach. This game will not be an exception. They will be keen to block any strike done by their opponents. This means we may not witness many goals here.
Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United: Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 7/10 (1.70).