Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace
Date: 21st October 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: St. James’ Park (Newcastle upon Tyne).
Newcastle United made a shy return to the Premier League losing back-to-back fixtures to Spurs and Terriers in two opening rounds.
However, the team led by Rafael Benitez seems to have improved a lot since as they picked up three wins, two draws and a single defeat in last six league outings to climb up to the ninth place in the league standings.
The home fixture with the rock-bottomed Crystal Palace gives them a fine chance to make a further climb up the Premier League ladder.
The Magpies may be winless in last three league outings, but draws with Liverpool and Southampton can’t be regarded as a failure at all.
The truth is they could have easily gone away with three points last weekend at St. Mary’s, but Gabbiadini was safe from the spot to make it 2-2 15 minutes from time.
The visitors broke negative records failing to find the net in the openings even rounds of the competition, but they prepared the biggest shock of the season by beating no one else but the reigning champions Chelsea 2-1 at home last Saturday.
The man who inspired such a turnaround is Wilfried Zaha who came back from an injury to make his second appearance for the team in this season.
Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace: Head to head
It’s fair to say the Magpies have been the more successful outfit of the two in their H2H ties with 13 wins in 23 matches with the Glaziers.
However, they will still remember the catastrophe they suffered in the previous visit to Selhurst Park back in late-November 2015 when Palace took a demolishing 5-1 win in front of their fans.
Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace: Prediction
Rafa Benitez’s side showed much more so far in the season, they have the home court advantage, and we can’t but go with the home win at the evens odds here.
On the other side, the Magpies have allowed at least a goal in each of their last four matches, while Roy Hodgson’s men bagged two past Chelsea last time out, meaning the BTTS pick clearly has value at 1.80.
Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace: Bets
The first bet will be Newcastle United to win the match at the odds of 2.00.
The alternative bet would be BTTS at 1.80.
All Odds courtesy of 888Sport
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