Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United
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Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Two very unpredictable teams are facing one another this Saturday at Selhurst Park. Crystal Palace is coming home, and they want to clinch the first win of the season in front of their fans against poor Newcastle, who, we need to say didn’t have any luck in the opening few matches this year. This match will be very tough for both sides, because they can’t allow losing, and this situation will only increase the pressure on the participants.
Palace once again surprised the fans, only this time it was positive. They won against Huddersfield away from home and brought three unexpected points back to London. Newcastle is in a hole, and they need to improve many aspects of their game if this team wants to stay in the Premiership. Rafa Benitez is under pressure, and the fans are louder and louder in their demands to see the back of the Spaniard.
If any team in the league is oscillating, that would be Crystal Palace. Without any doubt, you can never predict which side of their character is going to be displayed once they enter the pitch. For instance, they completely outplayed Fulham, away from home, and were excellent against Liverpool despite losing. But in the games in which they were the favorites, like against Southampton, Roy Hodgson’s crew couldn’t do anything. Like they had some sort of a mental block. Now, when examining the statistics, we noticed one interesting fact. In their last seven matches, six ended without both teams netting. It is something we firmly believe will happen in this one also.
The annoying style of play Rafa Benitez prefers isn’t producing solid results anymore. But as we already mentioned, it is because they didn’t have any luck in the opening two games. Two missed penalties, in the injury time, cost them dearly, and the consequences are felt now. The Magpies are second to the last with only one point after five rounds. Also, to be realistic, they had one hell of a schedule, as they already faced Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and Man City. The elimination from the EFL is something which deeply disturbed the fans, and it is up to Benitez now to find a formula and pull his team from the bottom. Four previous fixtures saw both sides scoring, five in the last six.
Latest Team News
The biggest blow for the Palace will be the absence of Christian Benteke. The Belgian forward is ruled out at the moment, and there haven’t been any pieces of information about his return. Scott Dann is also sidelined, while Pape Souare should be in the combination. Florian Lejeune is out indefinitely, while Jamaal Lascelles will be ready for the Saturday’s clash.
Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United | Head-to-Head
Newcastle is absolutely dominant in this matchup. They have 26 wins, compared to only 9 of Palace’s. Eight clashes saw a draw. Last year, Newcastle won at Saint James Park with 1:0, while we saw a draw in the reverse fixture at Selhurst, 1:1. Palace has only one win in since 1999. Fifteen matches were played in that interval.
Odds and Predictions
Crystal Palace’s win will double your stake. A draw is set at 3.40, while Newcastle’s victory is at 3.75.
Crystal Palace vs Newcastle United | Top Betting Tip: Draw (0-0)
When looking all the pairs in this round of the English Premier League, the game which we analyze here, has the biggest chances to finish with a draw. Why? Well simply, nobody would like to lose here. Crystal Palace can’t disappoint their fans once more. On the other side, be sure that Benitez will set up his tactics to protect the goal, at any cost, even if that means not to score. It is why we said in the paragraphs above, that both teams not to score is the best solution here, and the most realistic. A cautious approach will be seen by both clubs. Our standard prognosis for the correct score will be Crystal Palace – Newcastle 0:0.