Crystal Palace make the long trip to Newcastle bidding to uncover more vital points as they continue the long run to survival.
The stats are stacked in favour of the Eagles snatching one against the beleaguered Toon, who have been forging a habit of enhancing the escape acts of the basement-dwellers in recent weeks.
Outlaw man Alan Pardew will not be in attendance for the game in accordance with the terms of his ban, though his side remain 4/5 favourites for victory.
Palace are 7/2 long shots for success, but the most likely outcome is the 12/5-rated draw.
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Tony Pulis’ side haven’t scored in six meetings with the Magpies this century.
The absence of Moroccan hitman Marouane Chamakh has seen goalscoring Palace’s goascoring abilities taken to the limit in recent weeks, with no net-rippling to report in either game that followed his injury suffered at Swansea.
No side has bagged fewer than their six strikes on the road and they recent served up a goalless game when they were in the north east last weekend at Sunderland.
Newcastle have failed to find the net in five of their last seven.
Loic Remy is a figure even more vital to the Tynesiders and, much to the visitors’ relief, he’ll be watching this one from a monitor in the treatment room.
He’s missed four of the Toon’s last seven and beating the opposition goalkeeper has been a task too tough for their stand-in strikeforce in each of these, while they also couldn’t score with him on the field at Norwich in this spell.
Since the turn of the year, the north east outfit have handed relegation battlers 10 points in total.
With the opportunity for European qualification already gone, Newcastle have been eyeing tequila sunrises on the beach since New Year’s Day.
They’ve lost to West Brom, Sunderland and Fulham in recent weeks, while Norwich plundered a point from them and Cardiff knocked them out of the FA Cup to boot.