Kick-off: 2015, 02/02/2021
Stadium: St James’ Park
TV: BT Sport
Newcastle and Crystal Palace enjoyed welcome Premier League wins on Saturday and both teams may now settle for a share of the spoils at St James’ Park.
The Magpies ended a nine-match winless run at Everton, while Palace shaded Wolves for just a second success in 10 top-flight fixtures.
There isn’t usually much between these sides when they go head to head, so 12/5 for a cosy stalemate is our first Newcastle vs Crystal Palace prediction.
A Look At Newcastle United’s Betting Odds
Newcastle had suffered five straight league defeats prior to visiting in-form Everton, but tore up the formbook to record a 2-0 victory.
Summer signing Callum Wilson scored twice in the last 17 minutes at Goodison Park to reach double figures for the season.
After United pulled eight points clear of the drop zone, Steve Bruce revealed he had been encouraged by other recent displays.
“I haven’t turned it around now just because of one performance,” said the Magpies boss.
“There were little signs against Villa in the second half and against Leeds the other night.
“I hope if, in time, we stay fit and healthy, we will be OK. I was always convinced of that.
“It just shows you need your big players on the pitch and thankfully, at the moment, we have a far healthier look about us on the pitch.”
Captain Jamaal Lascelles was forced off with a hamstring injury in the second half and looks set to be sidelined for a few weeks, though.
Having only kept two clean sheets in their last 13 games in all competitions, we’ll add 7/2 for a score draw here to our Newcastle vs Crystal Palace betting tips.
Last Newcastle line-up: Darlow, Schar, Lascelles, Lewis, Manquillo, Shelvey, Hayden, Hendrick, Fraser, Almiron, Wilson.
A Look At Crystal Palace’s Betting Odds
Palace had only beaten bottom club Sheffield United in nine league outings before entertaining Wolves, but claimed a deserved 1-0 success over struggling Wanderers.
Eberechi Eze settled a tight contest at a wet Selhurst Park with a fine left-footed strike on the hour mark.
Goalkeeper Vicente Guaita played his part with two fine saves to deny Willian Jose, while Michy Batshuayi and Wilfried Zaha had chances at the other end.
A relieved Nathaniel Clyne told Palace TV: “So very happy and, especially as a defender, I love getting clean sheets.
“Maybe on another day we could have got two or three goals, but we’ll take the 1-0 and move to the next game.”
That triumph pushed the Eagles up to 13th, four points above their next opponents.
The shut-out was only Palace’s fourth in the Premier League this term, though, with injuries impacting Roy Hodgson’s ability to pick a settled defence.
Looking at the Newcastle vs Crystal Palace odds, we like 23/4 for a 1-1 draw.
Last Palace line-up: Guaita, Van Aanholt, Dann, Clyne, Milivojevic, Kouyate, McCarthy, Eze, Ayew, Zaha, Batshuayi.
Everton 0-2 NEWCASTLE – Callum Wilson (2)
CRYSTAL PALACE 1-0 Wolves – Eberechi Eze
Head-to-head: Palace 0-2 Newcastle, Palace 1-0 Newcastle, Newcastle 1-0 Palace, Newcastle 0-1 Palace, Palace 0-0 Newcastle
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