Kick-off: 1500, 22/02/2020
Stadium: Selhurst Park
Goals are almost always at a premium when Crystal Palace and Newcastle do battle in the Premier League and we’re expecting another tight tussle at Selhurst Park.
Four of their last six meetings have finished 1-0, one was a goalless draw and the other a 1-1 stalemate, while no team has scored fewer times than them this term.
Punters can get 7/5 for under 1.5 goals in this game and that is our initial Crystal Palace vs Newcastle prediction.
A Look At Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds
Palace are bidding to avoid a fourth straight defeat after going down 3-1 at Everton and have not won any of their last seven top-flight fixtures.
Eagles supporters will be looking over their shoulders at the drop zone, but Roy Hodgson is hopeful of avoiding getting dragged into a relegation battle.
He said after the Goodison Park loss: “Our goal difference is still a lot better than many of the teams around us.
“You have seen the team play and the amount of opportunities they created. If we can continue to do that, I am sure the goals will come.”
Palace are the Premier League’s lowest scorers with 23 goals from 26 matches, but Christian Benteke did at least manage to break his duck for the season on Merseyside.
Jordan Ayew is enjoying a decent campaign and tends to do well in the second half of matches, so he is backed to score the last goal in this game in our Crystal Palace vs Newcastle betting tips.
Last Palace line-up: Guaita, Ward, Van Aanholt, Tomkins, Cahill, Milivojevic, McArthur, McCarthy, Ayew, Zaha, Benteke.
A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds
Newcastle are one place and a single point above Palace in 13th but must bounce back from a 4-0 mauling at Arsenal last time out.
The Magpies were blown away in the second half at Emirates Stadium and saw their crippling injury crises deepen even further after Ciaran Clark left on crutches.
Steve Bruce said: “We’ve given poor goals away. One thing we’ve done this season is prided ourselves on not giving much away.
“During the first half, it was as good as we’ve played on a big stage – that’s as good as we’ve been in a long time.
“However, we’ve made a mistake and then we’ve got punished in the second one, then when you analyse the third and fourth one it becomes a bit of a shock really, because no-one really expected it.”
United have also struggled up front this term, netting just one more goal than their next opponents.
Both of these teams tend to keep things tight early on and 27/20 for no goals in the first half is a fair price.
For those seeking a bit more value, we like 9/2 for a 1-0 home win from the Crystal Palace vs Newcastle odds.
Last Newcastle line-up: Dubravka, Clark, Lascelles, Fernandez, Rose, Lazaro, Almiron, S Longstaff, Bentaleb, Joelinton, Saint-Maximin.
Everton 3-1 CRYSTAL PALACE – Christian Benteke
Arsenal 4-0 NEWCASTLE
Head-to-head: Newcastle 1-0 Palace, Newcastle 0-1 Palace, Palace 0-0 Newcastle, Palace 1-1 Newcastle, Newcastle 1-0 Palace
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